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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 5:14 pm 
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hey guys just curios how easy is it to convert one of these into manual looking at getting a fairlane nice luxury car but want it manual, would be a 6 cyl how much and how hard or easy to do what boxes i could use and so fourth


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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 6:29 pm 
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Pretty easy job, i did it to my nl abot 5 years ago

pricing will depend on if its a 6 or an 8 - an 8 cyl 5spd conversion is alot harder to find.

Theres plenty of threads on manual conversions and even a doco on it by voxace

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:20 pm 
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i put a t5 in my el fairmont before xmas. easy took the best part of a weekend. i bought an eb for the parts. the pedal box holes need to be elongated a bit but other than that it was straight forward... youll need to pull the dash forward the auto tail shaft just bolted back up. goes great and pulls hard if you jump off the clutch at about 2300rpm.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:46 pm 
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I started at 10:30 today and finished at just after 4 including packing up and cleaning the drive. All single handed but I did have the manual pedal box in.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:25 am 
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that's a pretty damn good effort mate!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:30 am 
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ive an ef fairmont... that i had converted to T5... although i had the conversion done by Maccarther parts plus Narrellan... $1600 all parts inc installation...

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:09 pm 
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SgtBourne wrote:
that's a pretty damn good effort mate!
Well I did have practice as I had done the Manual to Auto re-conversion the week before only to have to pull it out again, try again Saturday and give up and go back to Manual on Sunday :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:32 pm 
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thankz guys found the guide to do it fcking sweet fully doco which is great but which boxes can i used, on ef el, a t5 box is from what car excatly i think ef el boxes in 5 speed would be hard to find only in utes, thats all i can say, would be off a 6 cyl cant afford to fuel a 8 cyl beast

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Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:33 pm 
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To start with you need one to match the motor as I6 and V8 boxes arnt interchangeable. Next for an EF or EL you can go from EA to EL. EA and EB1 have a smaller flywheel and 3 bolt clutch and shorter first gear. Some say these are a weaker boxes. AU/BA boxes are longer and the shifter is in the wrong position making installation difficult.

 

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