i pity tha fool
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Gosnells, Perth
did you say you're using the EA Spack 5speed in a EB v8? dont know if i'd trust that. i'm pretty sure the V8s got slightly different(i.e. stronger) T5s than the sixes. can anyone else confirm this?
i had someone do my conversion for me, coz i didnt trust my own abilities, and let me tell you its more than worth it. car handling improved immensely(because of engine braking bringing the weight bac kto neutral when you let your foot off).. plus it jsut made it such a great car to drive. i **** my car out a bit by letting other folk drive it, and everyone has loved it.(and most people that drive it are holden fans!)
i've heard stories about the auto and manual driveshafts being different lengths, but i might be confused over the BTR/AOD auto lengths issue, i've also heard that all man and auto driveshafts are exactly the same length. i think the spline count is okay tho.
as far as the ecu goes, i've been told you can use the auto's ecu without major dramas, but you'd be better getting a manual ecu(rare find, if its an 8) coz i think it controls idle better or something. once again, can people confirm this? (is it true tht the revs are supposed to drop to 1300 or so for a second, then back to idle, to help smooth shifts?)
i supposedly have the manual ecu in my car, but it idles at 500-600 revs and sometimes stalls coz the revs drop fast and the ecu cant recover quick enough. might be a idlespeedcontroller thing tho, or i need to adjust base idle speed.
also, make sure you have the cruise/clutch switch on the pedal box, coz you'll want that.
thats all i know, sorry if it is a bit vague.
Previous ride: EBII V8 Manual Ghia spring roll.
Current ride: 1970 ZC 351 Fairlane Custom.. (estimated 350ftlb @ 2000rpm.. max torque 420ftlb at 4500rpm.. with standard exhaust manifold!)