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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:32 pm 
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just got the heads up that the auto in my EL Fairmont Ghia is on its way out, so figured it might be a good time to think about ther T5 conversion i have been wanting to do 4 a while, and as i dont have the time or the space 2 do it myself i thought i might see if any1 has had it done at any workshops??? prefferebly in victoria

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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 6:46 pm 
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If you get together all the necessary parts, then any mechanic with half a brain should be able to manage it.

Basically remove the autobox, and bolt on new clutch/flywheel and manual box, all a straight forward swap.

Replacing the pedal box is a big task in itself though as you must move the dash, but using the "mal wood" clutch pedal pin lets you bolt on the pedal onto your existing auto pedal box..... 10 minute job
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Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:03 pm 
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when i went down there some guy in geelong did it. cant remember his actual location. though gas man can confirm this.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:59 pm 
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thanks for the help peoples, where would i find out about a mal wood clutch kit??? and also what am i gona need for the conversion??
im guessing ill need: A T5 5speed, a clutch, a pedal box or a Mal Wood Clutch, do i need to do anything to the computer and do i need to change the tail shaft?? also any other bits that i need for the change over??

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:04 pm 
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u can trick the computer into thinking that car is a manual, does it by setting the car in neutral i think, there is a tech doc by voxave, will everything u need to know and need for the conversion

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:46 pm 
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Here is the brilliant conversion guide done by Voxace..... maybe even print this out for the mechanic if your not doing it yourself

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/auto-to- ... 42420.html

You use your original tailshaft, and if you cant get a hold of a manual ecu, Voxace's guide above shows how to do a resistor trick which lets the car start/working reverse lights etc.

Basically you have two different T5's in the eseries.

1. EA to early EB
2. EB Series II to EL

The EA box runs a 3 bolt flywheel/clutch setup and has a really short first and second gear, and shorter final drive

The later model box runs a 6 bolt flywheel/clutch setup and has longer first and second gear ratio's as well as a longer final drive

The EA box can run the later model 6 bolt flywheel and clutch and bolts straight in, this is what i have done
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Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:23 pm 
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thanks for all the info guys very mjuch appreciated

 

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