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 Post subject: Manual conversion shop in Melbourne?
Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:48 pm 
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Quick question all -
Does anyone know of a mechanic around Melbourne that will perform a manual conversion on a 93 Fairmont?
I've been sending emails everywhere I could find, but have only been getting negative resonses.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 2:53 pm 
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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:28 pm 
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I'm fairly sure most mechanics would do it if you were willing to spend the cash. Just ask around.
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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 4:40 pm 
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Ta chewie_86, was just trying to find out whether anyone knew of anyone that's done it before.
I think I'll just print out the conversion posts on here, and take em to my usual mechanic.

Muchas Gracias.

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:21 pm 
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When I bought the ED recently I took it to the mechanic for a full service, point etc. and pointed out that it had been converted to a manual. He said it's a pretty big job, not really hard but time consuming so if I were you i'd be prepared to pay a fairly large sum in labour costs.
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Posted: Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:32 pm 
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jim mock motorsport would do it,

mind you they will charge $8000 per hour and refuse to even look at you after the jobs done.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:43 pm 
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Mick Webb put a ef 5 speed into my old XF for $2000 including parts... Never missed a beat. My brother has the car now and it's still going strong, more than 5 years later...

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 12:57 pm 
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chewie_86 wrote:
When I bought the ED recently I took it to the mechanic for a full service, point etc. and pointed out that it had been converted to a manual. He said it's a pretty big job, not really hard but time consuming so if I were you i'd be prepared to pay a fairly large sum in labour costs.


its not that big a job! i did mine by myself in a weekend. but then again i am a 3rd year apprentice mechanic and did the conversion at my old mans workshop. this was in an eb. the only really difficult bit is the pedal box.
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