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Old 01-02-2004, 23:25   #1 (permalink)
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Manual conversion underway :(

A wrecking yard was selling the full conversion reconditioned box, flywheel, clutch, pedle box all the other stuff and manual computer for $695. I was stupid enough to buy it and decide to do the conversion. My dad has done this sort of stuff on trucks before so i was lucky and i got the guide from the forums. All i can say is this is so dam hard. What evil demon designed my ea the bolts on the shroude are impossible to remove and my dad ended up getting stuck with that job Its just insanity we got the 4spd out like 4hrs later and cleaned up from all the oil. The cluclth plate, flywheel and spigot baring are in there now aligned. The 5spd isnt in yet and the pedle box is yet to come iv heard the hole dash has to come out for that :( I luckly got a very good box and everything in good condition so its going really well but just so hard. Lets hope its all worth it when its over wish me luck for tommrow !

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Old 01-02-2004, 23:44   #2 (permalink)
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it always takes longer than you think.. i do hope you got a good box, I wouldnt buy a second hand box simply because i'd hate to have to pull it out again to replace it.
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Old 01-03-2004, 00:19   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Manual conversion underway :(

ohhh all this is starting to scare me away from the 5spd conversion i have planned for october/november
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Old 01-03-2004, 01:22   #4 (permalink)
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dont worry too much about it.... it will be worth it all in the end.... manuals are soo much fun!!! you'll love it!!! i just hope u got a good box, cause wreckers can be dodgy and sometimes only do half of what they sed they did... anyways good luck tommoro... let us know how ya go!!! :s6:
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Old 01-03-2004, 17:39   #5 (permalink)
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how hard is it to do the pedal box in ea/eb i will be going manual if i kill another 4 speed
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i had the pleasure of putting a manual pedal box in an ea once, personally id rather chop my hands and feet off than have to do that again.
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Old 01-03-2004, 19:17   #7 (permalink)
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yeah I did too! just a thought, just pull EVERYTHING out! don't try to force anything cause it won't go and you'll end up breaking something.... it took me 3 hours to get the bloody thing in!!(by myself) oh yeah, I took the drivers seat out too, gives you heaps more room to move.

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Old 01-03-2004, 20:47   #8 (permalink)
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ah you are all sooks :s6:

it only takes 2 hours to replace a clutch in a falcon, and a couple more to do a pedal box...

i have heard that its possible to replace the pedal box without removing the dash, just remove the steering column and possibly the handbrake instead.
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it'll all be worth it!
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hey all you I6 users, put this in your sig (like me Supa Roo and some others have)

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but put a '/' before the second 'B' 'FONT' 'COLOR' and 'CENTER' so that it works.
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