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 Post subject: Will an EA 5speed box fit a EF Fairmont?
Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:49 pm 
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Hey, I've currenty own a EA Spack 5sp and am going to be buying a EF fairmont in the next 6 months. and I was just wondering if the 5sp box from the EA will Fit the EF?
I know that I also need to track down a ef manual ECU to run it properly because I don't want to do a half a** job and trick the old Auto ECU.
Just trying to guage costs, time to complete the conversion and if it will all work with the older Box.
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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 7:54 pm 
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i thought ea gearbox boxes arn't that greate cause i have herad stories (my fathers car does it) like jump out of reverse gear or is that just the luck of the draw

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 8:00 pm 
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rebuild the box if its doing that, more then likly the dogleg that holds reverse in is bent and cant hold it properly, then when power is transferred through the gear it jumps out.

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:28 pm 
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It will fit but your better off getting an eb onwards one

 

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Posted: Sun May 14, 2006 9:39 pm 
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Externally the boxes are the same, internally they are a little different (eg no syncro on reverse, different 1st gear ratio).

Apart from the gearbox itself, the flywheel will be different (you can use EA as long as you also use an EA clutch but once again not as good), the pedal box also requires mods to fit.

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 9:41 am 
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i just did the conversion to my ef wgn using a ea box the ecu resistor trick as layed out in this forum and i got my dad to do a clutch with around 2600 pounds clamp {standard xr6 has 1450}the old tail shaft can be used just make sure you keep the manual harness and pedel assy out of the ea can be used as well the speedo will be a bit out if you want any help or info pm me and will be happy to assist

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:43 am 
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Use a mal wood clutch pedal to make life easy.

 

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