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Old 10-17-2005, 18:39   #1 (permalink)
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Ford xf gearbox change over

What gearbox (preferably auto) from a later model ford would bolt on to a Ford xf 250 crossflow.
Need to also know if i have to change the diff and drive shaft
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you can us EA/EB 4 speed auto's, but they are electronic (computer dependant to run)
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What gearbox (preferably auto) from a later model ford would bolt on to a Ford xf 250 crossflow.
Need to also know if i have to change the diff and drive shaft
Why a later gearbox? Were you after the overdirve, or just a "better" gearbox. For a better gearbox I would run a C4, but if you're after more gears, then a manual would be heaps easier...
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the reason for a later gearbox is because the xf gearbox is crap it doesn't get the power to the wheels. were would b the best places to look for a c4 gearbox. even though a manual has more gears and stuff they drink more fuel and don't take off as fast as an auto.
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A manual will take less power to drive than an auto, and should use less fuel...

Anyway, check the wreckers for a 6 cyl C4 (from the 70's.....)
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A manual will take less power to drive than an auto, and should use less fuel...

Anyway, check the wreckers for a 6 cyl C4 (from the 70's.....)

Tailshaft is the same. Pretty sure you will need the C4 flexplate (and convertor).
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When the auto in my XF ute shit itself I whacked in a 5 speed manual out of an EA (or was it an EB??) sedan.

Straight conversion.

I've always thought the 250 was best suited to a manual. Just personal opinion...
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I have an xf with a 4 speed manual, will the later ea/eb 5 speeds fit? If so do i need the tailshaft or crossmember or anything?
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I have an xf with a 4 speed manual, will the later ea/eb 5 speeds fit? If so do i need the tailshaft or crossmember or anything?
Mine just bolted straight on. Same tailshaft, everything. I may just have been lucky, going from auto to EA 5 speed manual. Might be different going from 4 speed to 5 speed.

If you want I can measure the overall length of the whole cluch/gearbox and can compare it to the 4 speed. It'd be a start
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Mine just bolted straight on. Same tailshaft, everything. I may just have been lucky, going from auto to EA 5 speed manual. Might be different going from 4 speed to 5 speed.

If you want I can measure the overall length of the whole cluch/gearbox and can compare it to the 4 speed. It'd be a start
Mt biggest concern was the bolt pattern, crossmembers are easy enough and i can always get the tailshaft to suit.
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