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Old 02-02-2004, 05:19   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Dudes, could any of you guys recommend a transmission establishment capable of an EA auto to manual conversion?
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Old 02-02-2004, 05:24   #2 (permalink)
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All Panels and Parts @ Lonsdale do manual conversions at a reasonable price, give em a call or checkout the website..

www.allpanelsandparts.com.au (i think)
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Old 02-04-2004, 15:57   #3 (permalink)
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give it ago yourself...there are heaps of people on here that can help you out!
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Old 02-04-2004, 16:58   #4 (permalink)
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The only thing putting me of doing the conversion myself is just getting the gearbox out & in. unless ofcourse i take the engine out also.
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Old 02-04-2004, 18:02   #5 (permalink)
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do a search through some of the other threads....I think a tech article was written giving you a step by step guide as well...
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Old 02-05-2004, 18:18   #6 (permalink)
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I know changing from a 3 speed auto to a 5 speed manual a different drive shaft is needed, but with mine being a wagon will i need to do the same? Just a 4/5speed wagon drive shaft?
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A different drive shaft is not needed. I have done two or three and have not used one yet.

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mongrelEB is correct, I too have done the conversion twice and not needed a different drive shaft. My EA went from 4spd > 5spd > 3spd and I used exactly the same shaft.

Whether you do it yourself or get someone to do it, my biggest recommendation is DO NOT get a 2nd hand box unless you know the history of it/test drive it. Both conversions I have done used 2nd hand boxes and both blew up with in 3 months. It may be more initial outlay of money to get a reco box, but trust me.....it'll save you a lot in the long run!!!
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This may help :)

http://www.ford-tech.com/articles.php?articleId=47
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Can anyone name any places to do a 5speed conversion in SA?
Whats a resonable price? At least $1000?
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