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 Post subject: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:02 pm 
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Hi,

I was told i can use my auto cross member when converting my EB 6cycl to manual, is this true? If not can it be modded? I have an EL T5 gearbox.

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:13 pm 
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commandojones wrote:
Hi,

I was told i can use my auto cross member when converting my EB 6cycl to manual, is this true?

Yes, that's correct. If you get a complete manual conversion, I thought they usually come with the cross member.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Shortshift wrote:
commandojones wrote:
Hi,

I was told i can use my auto cross member when converting my EB 6cycl to manual, is this true?

Yes, that's correct. If you get a complete manual conversion, I thought they usually come with the cross member.



Cheers dude, thanks i got the box, clutch, flywheel, loom, pedal box, stick, but not cross member or ECU. mind you i only paid $400

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:24 pm 
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That's a good price. I paid $750 for mine on eBay. Unfortunately, when I brought the items home I found the clutch, input & output bearings were stuffed. The wrecker gave me an alloy XR6 wagon tailshaft which didn't fit the sedan.

Good luck with the changeover. :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:50 pm 
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Cross memeber is the same, but you will have an issue with the weight that is bolted to the back of the exension housing.

You'll find that the EL weight is a different design and the handbrake cable wont go through it. You'll have to measure up a little and make some mods to get the cable to run freely.
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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:16 pm 
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Yeh i hope mine is ok too, it worries me. It looks to be in good nick and i can select all the gears but then again what does that really tell me :?

Thanks for the heads up with the cable, so do you mean the weight has to modifies or the hole/bracket it runs through?

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:34 pm 
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sorry to interupt but does this apply also to ef/el?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 9:28 pm 
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anthony cure wrote:
sorry to interupt but does this apply also to ef/el?

i'm pretty sure it does,my brother is using an auto cross member from an ef wagon,because when we did his the ea manual one was to wide for his ef

 

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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:10 pm 
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commandojones wrote:
Thanks for the heads up with the cable, so do you mean the weight has to modifies or the hole/bracket it runs through?


The hole in the centre of the bracket/weight is smaller on an EF/EL, so it interferes with the cable.

Last time I did this I moved the weight from the EB box to the EF/EL box... However, that was from T5 to T5, and I'm not sure if the manual and auto weight are the same, so you'd have to experiment.

But I also found the bolt hole spacing for the weight to extension housing was different, so holes had to be drilled.

Found this when the T5 was in and mounted, so was a prick of a job. So best to check and line everything up when its out.
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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:34 pm 
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Thanks arm79, i'l have a look tonight and play around with with the weights and stuff. These little things are what consumes time :(

Least i'm aware of them now.

I'll pull my weight off the auto see it fits on the t5, i might try this tonight also.

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Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:36 pm 
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Shortshift wrote:
That's a good price. I paid $750 for mine on eBay. Unfortunately, when I brought the items home I found the clutch, input & output bearings were stuffed. The wrecker gave me an alloy XR6 wagon tailshaft which didn't fit the sedan.

Good luck with the changeover. :D



wow

i paid $290 & drove it home :lol:


admittetly it came outa a '88 but it did the 600 k's back & droppin the clutch once :roll:


how do ya tell the differant versions??


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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:06 pm 
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My t5 box looks similar to this pic, where the cross member goes (circled in red), do i need the t5 rubber mount that bolts into the cross member? it didnt come with my gearbox :( Can i use my auto one? Will that fit?

I put my head under tonight and had a look and my auto then compared it to the t5, i'm not sure by looking (my car is so low i couldnt get my head under enough :| )

Had a look at the weight on the hand brake cable as you were saying arm79 i believe some modding has to be done.

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Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:12 pm 
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commandojones wrote:
My t5 box looks similar to this pic, where the cross member goes (circled in red), do i need the t5 rubber mount that bolts into the cross member? it didnt come with my gearbox :( Can i use my auto one? Will that fit?


Auto and manual mount same same... Yes you will definitely need it.
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 Post subject: Re: Auto cross member same as T5?
Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:25 pm 
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Ok yes i know i need one, my wording wasn't the best back there. Ok cool thanks no worries then.

 

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