Fordmods Logo

Manual Conversion 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Manual Conversion
Posted: Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:24 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 243

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Location: Bayswater
VIC, Australia

a manual conversion is on my list for my NF fairlane v8. I have heard differing methods for fitting a clutch peddle to the car. whats the best way to go about this.

 

_________________

Pround memeber Team DYNAMIC WHITE

"NFURI8" Fairlane ghia nf2 v8.
Pacemaker p4000
El gt snorkle, K&N filter.
JVC and INFINITY audio system.
EL GT Shadow Chrome alloys


AU3 Falcon Dedicated Gas

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:07 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 11791

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Holden VF Calais / NL FBT

Location: SE Melb
VIC, Australia

Hey Neal
depends if you buy a complete conversion or if you are buying it bit by bit

Mal woods in QLD do a pin for about $80 which slots into your auto pedal box giving you a mount for yoru clutch pedal (just get a brake pedal from a wrecker), you put the pin in and weld it.
Changing the pedal box is abit of a bastard but after pulling your dash out once youw ill be amazed at how fast you can do it!
See if Darren at FTg has a 5l V8 Conversion kit down there,
Id be able to give you a hand if you like

cheers
Nicko

 

_________________

Nicko

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:06 pm 
Tyre Shredder
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 314

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Ride: Fairlane

Location: Cairns, Far North Queensland
QLD, Australia

Nick, the Mall Wood pin is a bolt in job, not a weld in one. For the brake pedal, you can either try to swap it with a manual one, or, wrap something around your pedal area to protect from sparks, and cut the auto pedal down to size with a grinder. The manual brake pedal pad will then fit over the top no probs. Heaps quicker and easier than trying to get the original pedal out.

 

_________________

EL GLI, White
Power windows, Fairmont/Ghia door trims, converted to manual, extractors, zorst, wade cam, stereo, Tickford ECU, Tickford body kit, XR wheel.....

Mods to come: 3:45 LSD sitting in shed!!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 2:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 1162

Joined: 19th Jun 2005

Location: perth sor
WA, Australia

i agree with nick on the dash thing... do it once... coz then you'l realise its not that hard, and it wont be the daunting 'never done it before' thing that it was for me for so long.

plus- its dead easy compared to ea-eds.

 

_________________

current ride: worn out chuck taylors

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:45 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 243

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Location: Bayswater
VIC, Australia

cheers Nick, did you get the pin for your conversion or the orginal ford arrangement? Darren has no stock at the moment, whats the kit worth approx. do you know what electronic mods i would need to do.

I removed the dash on my Fd ltd years ago to do a heater core and swore never to do it again unless necc.

By the way that was my first manual conversion on the old ltd along with 3.5 lsd and efi 4.1, it was a great car and possible the only FD ltd manaul around.

 

_________________

Pround memeber Team DYNAMIC WHITE

"NFURI8" Fairlane ghia nf2 v8.
Pacemaker p4000
El gt snorkle, K&N filter.
JVC and INFINITY audio system.
EL GT Shadow Chrome alloys


AU3 Falcon Dedicated Gas

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:13 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 11791

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Holden VF Calais / NL FBT

Location: SE Melb
VIC, Australia

hey Neal, i changed pedalm box, The pin is probably a better option, teh ford pedal boxes are crap and all start to break so you would want to weld it up and strengthen it before putting it in neal.

I dont think you will have too much problems electronic wise as the v8 has a seperate trans controller. We would just need to tear apart your auto connector for neutral switch and reverse switch.
The dash will just always appear in D and id imagine you would need to place a resitor on the TTL (trans Temp Line) to tell teh ecu the gearbox temp is all ok and not to run the thermos constantly

Its not that daunting a job neal, with all teh preperation work its a day at teh most

 

_________________

Nicko

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:50 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 243

Joined: 9th Nov 2004

Gallery: 3 images

Location: Bayswater
VIC, Australia

can you remember what the kits worth

 

_________________

Pround memeber Team DYNAMIC WHITE

"NFURI8" Fairlane ghia nf2 v8.
Pacemaker p4000
El gt snorkle, K&N filter.
JVC and INFINITY audio system.
EL GT Shadow Chrome alloys


AU3 Falcon Dedicated Gas

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:25 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 11791

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Holden VF Calais / NL FBT

Location: SE Melb
VIC, Australia

nah i cant sorry!

 

_________________

Nicko

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 14 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:35 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names