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Old 06-27-2004, 00:04   #1 (permalink)
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finally it is time to go manual and i cant wait. EA Ghia 3.9L 3spd to 5 speed manual... but i was hoping to find out some info about whats good etc from people past experiences..

Whats a good 5 speed box/Cluch Etc?

and also what power difference did you's get... how many more R.W.K.W? what 1/4 times has everyone acheived?
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Old 06-27-2004, 00:06   #2 (permalink)
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Any T5 box will do mate.. Someone else might be able to recommend a good clutch to use.. Who's doing the conversion for you?
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Old 06-27-2004, 00:39   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Help - EA 3spd to 5 Speed manual Whats Good?, Whats Not?

Research the box you're getting, certain boxes have different gear ratio's.
OED666 had a nice box built up!
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Re: Help - EA 3spd to 5 Speed manual Whats Good?, Whats Not?

Three things to watch out for are: Get the right wiring loom (not one out of a EB, ED or XG). Get the right trans cross member 4spd auto or 5spd man will work. If your EA is pre 89 you won't need to change the tailshaft but after 89 you will need a 4spd auto or a 5spd man one. Well thats what ford told me. Just the traps I fell into when I did mine.
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Re: Help - EA 3spd to 5 Speed manual Whats Good?, Whats Not?

All the tailshafts are the same. I had a 4 spd, 5 spd and a 3 spd in my EA at different times of it's life and the tailshaft was exactly the same between the 3.
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Re: Help - EA 3spd to 5 Speed manual Whats Good?, Whats Not?

the local machanic up here in good old moonta is doing it ! i have been quoated around $1500 that is with a re-con T5 box and good clutch.. sound good?
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My conversion cost just over $1k with a secondhand box, so sounds like you're getting a respectable deal there.
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Mine is costing $1300 with EL XR6 ECU and brand new clutch. But with labour factored in, $1500 is pretty good.

Ahhhh can't wait, I'll have the money middle of July, so it should be in within a month :D
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Re: Help - EA 3spd to 5 Speed manual Whats Good?, Whats Not?

EFFalcon is on the pulse!!!

I bought a second hand T5 for $400. Went to get it rebuilt and it was beyond rebuilding...

So i got a new T5 with XR6T and V8 internals, and a low 5th gear for cruising as i have 3.9 diff gears.

The new box cost me $1720 including labour.

with the first T5 i got, it came with the flywheel. It was from an EA, which are smaller than EB-ED ones. So i couldnt put a bigger clutch on it. Yet i have a Daikin Clutch and its great. Not heavy at all, as i am in traffic on the way to work, and its not annoying.

the other sting is the Pedal Box. I bought a new one and it cost me $212. OUCH!!! There is a guy on the forums that has a bolt on mod for the auto pedal box so that you can put the clutch pedal on. It would be a far cheaper option, and time too. It took Rollin a few hours to put the pedal box in my car... Bloody legend he is

I am still using the auto computer, tailshaft, and cross member. For some reason my exhaust is a bit higher as it doesnt scrape on my driveway anymore. If only the rest of the car didnt scrape the superlows would be back in.
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