Originally Posted by sam12h
yeah, i'd be interested in doing this this too, but i've read here in other threads that the input shaft is shorter. wouldn't that put the crossmember and tailshaft out of wack?
castlemain rod shop do all sorts of conversions, but the e-series i6 t5 onto a windsor v8 ain't listed.
See dellows in Sydney. Beware not to get the old fella cranky or he wont help you. You've been warned! There is another thread here that discusses the parts/modifications needed.
Yes Davway, it wasn't cheap at all. All brand new gear except for the rec'oed box. You do it and I tell you now, you wont go back. The biggest expense overall was the actual conversion items such as the housing and flywheel, which incidentally is an absolute ripoff. I had to get it as I was stranded in Maitland and I wasn't going to pay for someone to take out the auto and then tell me that is was stuffed. If you could find me an auto that was reco'ed and for a similar price, at the time, I may have just gone for the auto. But the trip back home reinforced that the idea was the right one. With the money I spent, I would've liked to put that into something like new heads for the 8. Maybe next time.