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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:08 am 
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Hey guys,
I have an el xr6 turbo

just had a new clutch put in and its a fair bit heavier then before so i thought i better strengthen the pedal box before it bends. had a look and i think it has already been done???

can anyone tell from these pics? do they have an extra plate from factory like this?

the picture is really blurry im sorry but any help would be awesome!

 

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 1:58 am 
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It's not factory, as the car is manual and turbo putting it the "performance" category, there is a good chance the previous owner was aware of the pedal box problems and has done this.
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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:50 am 
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That looks like a piece of sheet metal has been tack welded in, hardly enough to make any scrap of difference imo. can you get a look on the other side? this may have been a repair job. check for cracking around the pin itself and take a pic if you can mate. Also have a look around where the clutch cable goes through the firewall and see if there is damage around there.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:22 am 
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i did get a look at the other side and it looked like a few tacs (hard to get photos) had been put in but pretty hard to see as its a tight spot. The firewall is fine, no plate as yet but will be making one up for it shortly

thanks for your help!

also can anyone confirm if a ef diff will go straight into my el?

 

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 Post subject: Re: pedal box- is it strengthened??
Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:15 pm 
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I dont think you will have any problems with fitting a EF diff in your EL. Its a problem if you want to use a boxcar one I think. As you dont have the brackets for the hand brake cable on the boxcar one. and the brakes are not the same aswell.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:21 pm 
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top control arms are different, either shorter or longer in the ef.
will work if u use the matching upper control arms
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Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:34 am 
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sweet thanks for the info dudes!

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:24 pm 
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That pedal box is the factory revised one. Definitely NOT a strong unit, though it is better then fords original effort.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:28 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
That pedal box is the factory revised one. Definitely NOT a strong unit, though it is better then fords original effort.


Pretty lame effort really is'nt it :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:33 pm 
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XR-Lane wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
That pedal box is the factory revised one. Definitely NOT a strong unit, though it is better then fords original effort.


Pretty lame effort really is'nt it :wink:



the only difference between that and the original is 3 spot welds and on the revised one the plate wraps around the box as can be seen in the pic. On the original the plate was flat and half the size

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:36 pm 
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tickford_6 wrote:
XR-Lane wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
That pedal box is the factory revised one. Definitely NOT a strong unit, though it is better then fords original effort.


Pretty lame effort really is'nt it :wink:



the only difference between that and the original is 3 spot welds and on the revised one the plate wraps around the box as can be seen in the pic. On the original the plate was flat and half the size



I bet a few of these revised ones have been broken before, maybe not as many as the older ones.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:48 pm 
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XR-Lane wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
XR-Lane wrote:
tickford_6 wrote:
That pedal box is the factory revised one. Definitely NOT a strong unit, though it is better then fords original effort.


Pretty lame effort really is'nt it :wink:



the only difference between that and the original is 3 spot welds and on the revised one the plate wraps around the box as can be seen in the pic. On the original the plate was flat and half the size



I bet a few of these revised ones have been broken before, maybe not as many as the older ones.


i've broken both. then bought a new one and strengthed it my self before it went.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:53 pm 
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thats f**k up mate.

Twindogs I would suggest ya do something with it, you dont want to be standard because your pedal box has broken.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:08 pm 
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looks like someone has made a lazy half assed attempt to strengthen it.

This is my old one compared to the new one i bought to replace it

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this is how its been stregthened

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as you can see a big thick plate has been welded to the side of the pedal box and a hole drilled into that plate directly behind the clutch pedal pin. This hole was filled with weld making it one with the solid steel plate. I dont think its going to break anytime soon :D

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:13 pm 
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elf100capri wrote:
top control arms are different, either shorter or longer in the ef.
will work if u use the matching upper control arms



IIRC the ef upper arms are 20mm longer

 

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