Originally posted by Honer
Good work mate... You have supplied some good information. Is your EF a 6 or 8 ?
Thanks, I intend to! That flywheel's in for a hell of a belting for falling on my fingers! Only got 6 pots here. The V8 would have a different bellhousing and clutch I'd imagine.
Originally posted by SilverEA
What is the total cost of the conversion, well, assuming u used s/hand parts etc. ? I was wondering whether it would be worth doing away with the old 3 speed slushbox and go the 5 speed. That way i could change the diff as top gear is less than 1:1 isn't it?
Hmm, should have mentioned cost. For me:
EA box, prop shaft, shifter, flywheel, clutch and pres. plate: $400
Pedal box: $170
New clutch and pressure plate: $140
I think that's about $710 so far...
Costs I've incurred myself: $60 in unis and $30 for rear flange on the propshaft and maybe $40 to get a mechanic to press the unis in. So that + gearbox oil, bolts and nuts etc would be about $900. Hopefully I can recover some of that for selling off my old gearbox. Anyone want an auto+converter for $500?
I'm not sure about the EA box but the manual for the EF says 5th is 0.72:1. It's definitely an overdrive. What's the diff on the EA? On the EF it's 3.08. I reckon it would be worth u doing a conversion, but I can't tell u how much better it is until I drive mine tomorrow (hopefully). U might not get teh gearbox as cheap as I did but u'd definitely be able to get the pedal box cheaper if u can find one 2nd hand. I'm hoping the PCM will work out for me, but if it doesn't then that's prolly another $200. Not sure what u'd get for ur old 3spd, but when u total up the costs and consider that u can shift ur own cogs and maybe get the same RWKW increase as fitting a set of headers, I reckon it's just about the best value for money mod u can do. That and a 3.45 LSD.