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Old 04-01-2004, 01:34   #1 (permalink)
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5 Speed Nc Fairlane

At the moment I've got a EA with a 5 speed manual. Couple of months ago I blew my 3.45 lsd and its sitting in the garage waiting to be rebuilt. I am looking at buying a fully optioned NC fairlane ghia with a 5l v8 in the near future. I'll be putting the 3.45 lsd in it when I get it rebuilt and what I want to do is put the 5 speed in it. I know that the gearbox wil go in no probs, what I'd like to know is will I have any problems putting the clutch pedal in, ie will the clutch cradle fit or will I have to get one custom made. The other thing is the ecu. Does the NC use EECIV or EECV. I've got the manual EECIV in the EA and a Unichip.
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Re: 5 Speed Nc Fairlane

The I6 box will not go behind the V8. You will have to get a V8 box because the input shaft is different and the fact that it's beefier so it'll handle the V8 grunt.
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I was under the impression that they used the T5 on both engines.
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:31   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, the v8 t5's have a different input shaft..
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Re: 5 Speed Nc Fairlane

I'd be rebuilding the gearbox while I'm at it. Is it possible to change the input shafts?
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Re: 5 Speed Nc Fairlane

Probably possible, but I don't like you chances of the box lasting. I have killed two T5's behind an I6 both times the only mod was a 2.5in exhaust. The I6 boxes aren't terribly strong when used in I6 applications, I cringe at the thought of what might happen to one behind a V8! lol.
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Old 04-01-2004, 02:48   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 5 Speed Nc Fairlane

last time i had the ea on the dyno it put out 126 rwkw. Never had any problems with the box. I did snap an axle and blew a 3.45 lsd and the clutch slips a bit. That's why I was thinking it wouldn't have any problems sitting behind a stock 5L. I can get my hands on a supra 5 speed. Are there places that make bellhousings to fit them on a windsor? Would a tremec 3550 bolt up to the stock belhousing? Which would be better?
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Do a changeover deal on a V8 box?
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Old 04-01-2004, 06:02   #9 (permalink)
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how the hell did u snap and axle??
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Um doing burnouts?
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