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Old 07-27-2004, 21:23   #1 (permalink)
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Manual Conversion

Well I wasn't planning on even thinking about this mod for a long time yet but my current auto box is starting to play up and I figure that this is only going to deteriate further and I'd rather get a manual instead of fixing the auto. It's started not changing gear when its supposed to, sometimes you have to keep pushing the revs and eventually it heavily clunks into gear, it doesn't seem to be on any specific gear and it isn't happening very often yet. 90% of the time the gear changes are smooth as silk so I don't understand how they can be bad occasionally? Anyway, from what I have gathered from other posts, this is what I need:

Manual Gearbox
New Tailshaft
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Clutch Pedal & Cable
Clutch & Pressure Plate
Bellhousing
EF Manual Computer
Pedal Box

Is there anything else I need? I'm going to shop around for the parts then get a local mechanic to put it in (they've quoted $500 for labour and said it would take about one day). Does anyone know where the best places in Sydney to get these parts from are?
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Old 07-27-2004, 21:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Manual Conversion

does the trans mainly have issues when cold?
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Old 07-27-2004, 21:31   #3 (permalink)
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does the trans mainly have issues when cold?
It does tend to happen mostly in the mornings and at first I figured it must be cus its cold. It never used to happen though, not even in the mornings. On the odd occasion it happens after the car has had plenty of time to warm up.
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hmm... could be worth checking the trans fluid level.
I found that when my car was cold, it was only a LITTLE low on trans fluid and it was slipping out of gear. topped it up and it was fine and has been since.
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Old 07-27-2004, 21:35   #5 (permalink)
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hmm... could be worth checking the trans fluid level.
I found that when my car was cold, it was only a LITTLE low on trans fluid and it was slipping out of gear. topped it up and it was fine and has been since.
Well that would be good and bad! Good cus it will save me alot of money but bad cus I want manual! Thanks for the tip
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Old 07-27-2004, 22:11   #6 (permalink)
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you need a whole new pedal box i think not just the actuall clutch pedal...
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Old 07-27-2004, 22:15   #7 (permalink)
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There is actually a way u can use the standard pedal box.
Not sure what the go is but i've heard of it being done before.
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Old 07-27-2004, 22:15   #8 (permalink)
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If they can do it one day ill give them a pat on the back
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Old 07-27-2004, 22:25   #9 (permalink)
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EFFalcon, you're right. Mal Wood sells the part. Its like a bolt, which passes through the existing hole on the pedal box, onto which the clutch pedal mounts. The part works for all e series falcons (and fairlanes for that matter:)) Costs around $70 from memory, but saves a WHOLE lot of work ie removing the dash to change pedal boxes
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Old 07-27-2004, 22:52   #10 (permalink)
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What about an automatic transmission service... its a replace of the oil and filter and does wonders!!! its amazing how neglected the autos get and sometimes when i have serviced cars the oil that comes out is just sludge... cars that have done 150k+ and its still orignal fluid i presume. shouldnt cost much and will do the world of good!
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