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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-03, 09:20 PM
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Gearbox for EB XR8

Hello. Sorry to make my first post here such a sticky one.
I have a 92, EB XR8, which I love but has turned out to be a bit of a lemon.
Two weeks ago the gear box packed it in, turns out that some doofus who had the car in the past has replaced the the V8 box with one from a V6. To make it fit they have had the input selector cut and welded, which sheared off two weeks ago starting this whole saga.
I should have done my homework before I bought the car because it turns out that a Borg-Warner box for a 302 Windsor is just about rarer than rocking horse poo.
The *only* box I've been able to find for sale is $2,600 and badly in need of a full overhaul.
At this stage my best option is looking like getting it converted to auto, something I would rather avoid.
Does anyone have any advice for me? I could really use it.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-08-03, 06:53 AM
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Damm scarey mate!

That alot of money to re invest in an EB

Is it worth cutting your losses and buying another eb and keeping this one for parts?

Alternatively you may wish to try the various workshops listed on this forum

Mick Webb

good luck
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-03, 01:59 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks - problem sorted

I eventually managed to dig up a replacement gearbox in running order from Choice Ford in Sunshine who changed it over with the 6 cylinder box for just over a grand.
It's in really good nick (other than the above) so no, not ready for scrapping yet.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-14-03, 05:21 AM
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one of the guys from the E Series club is verry soon changing his fairmont ghia V8 auto over for a manual his auto is in awesome condition and the car was regularly serviced by ford right up till he bought it a few months ago

you can send him a PM (his name on here is NZ ) im sure he doesnt want verry much for it like 500 i think(dont quote me on that price tho)
the cars only done just over 160,000 (i think)

anywayz hope it all goes well
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