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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:52 am 
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Cant you access them from underneath the sump? There is a blanking plate on the bottom of the sump facing the flywheel isnt there?
Yes its a little plastic flap that gains you access to the bolts.

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:41 am 
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twason wrote:
Dansedgli wrote:
Cant you access them from underneath the sump? There is a blanking plate on the bottom of the sump facing the flywheel isnt there?
Yes its a little plastic flap that gains you access to the bolts.


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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 9:35 am 
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Is there!? I have had the engine sitting on the ground since i bought it and have never checked underneath it haha. Glad thats got that plate there!
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Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:42 pm 
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yep, perfect for accessing convertor bolts :) i should know, ive pulled out my box like 10times =[
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Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:05 pm 
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Nothing much happened today, just scrubbed and degreased the engine bay, tidied up a bit of wiring in readiness to run cables to the bootspace in which i will install my battery. I also had a tinker aroung with the gearbox, took the e-series bellhousing off and installed the AU (same as BA) bellhousing.

Mmmm, clean engine bay, compared to what it was!
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It doesn't look like anything spcial, but it's good for a reliable 450hp.
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AU/BA bellhousing on the left, e-series on the right, bottom bolt holes the only difference.
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Custom billet servo, i polished it for the photo hahaha!
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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:39 am 
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nice mate nice

give the box a good clean and some matte black paint from a rattle can before u drop it in


shame u could not get the bolt holes in the EF house machined in

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:40 am 
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[quote="fordman351"] bellhousing off and installed the AU (same as BA) bellhousing.
quote] To be pedantic its not exactly the same, the BA has mounting points for the shifter cable where the AU does not.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:42 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
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give the box a good clean and some matte black paint from a rattle can before u drop it in


shame u could not get the bolt holes in the EF house machined in
Its not a matter of adding the holes as there is not enough metal on the bottom of the E series bellhousing, you would need to graft a strip on then drill it.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:44 am 
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yes i know that man ^^ hence why i said shame it could not get them machined for this

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:54 am 
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I finally built up the courage to cut up my crossmember, i'll post up pictures tonight after work on how i did this.

The towtruck is coming to pick up the car tomorrow to take it to Adrenaline and have the crossmember welded up. Being a high strength steel, im not keen on 'just' welding it together, being a structual component i don't want welds cracking and carrying on.

Also getting new braided steel transmission lines and a new high pressure power steering hose made up. Theyre not going to bo cheap, around about the $450-$500 mark!!
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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:37 am 
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Righto, heres the pictures of my crossmember modification for anyone interested about doing the conversion themselves. I'm not welding it up, as i don't have a welder, even if i did i can't weld anyway haha.

Righthand (exhaust side) of sump.
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Front of sump.
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Lefthand (intake side) of sump.
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Markings as to where to cut. I ended up making the cutout slightly bigger.
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The final cut crossmember. This is the second attempt, i made the opening a little wider, just to be sure of clearance.
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This was the first cut i made, theres not a heck of alot of clearance.
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From underneath, again this was the first attempt at cutting, so now there is a bit more clearance.
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Engine just sitting there, no box, just a test-fit.
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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:29 pm 
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nice work, cant wait to see how this goes
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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:58 pm 
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The crossmemeber is being welded as i post this up, should be ready for tonight, then i'll have the engine in tomorrow......hopefully.

Also picked up my braided transmission cooler lines and modified power steering hose today, gand total.........$547!!! But oh so tasty.
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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:05 pm 
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looking at your photo's and the one of the modified BA sump, i must say it looks like it would be f**k close to being able to fit with a modded sump and no kframe mods...

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Do you know if that K-frame will pass a engineers report?

 

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