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Old 12-02-2002, 14:46   #1 (permalink)
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Myths put to rest

What a weekend....
Spent all of Saturday and most of sunday stuck underneath my EA...Removed the 4 speed auto ( what a prick of a job ), removed the flexplate to check condition of the rear welsh plug, all good there. Time to fit the 3 speed Auto, Easiest way here is to bolt the torque converter up, remove the bellhousing and bolt it to the back of the block, line the pump up on the tranny and slide her in ( take a little longer but it SO much easier to line up )


Myths put top rest...

4 speed Auto and 3 speed Auto tailshafts are IDENTICAL

4 speed EA mounting points are completely different to the 3 speed equipped EA's.....we had to make up a bracket and used the 4 speed mount on the 3 speed box.

Selector box and associated arms are different ( obviously )

Wiring Looms are completely different, still havent got reverse lights working but it was getting too late to give a shit.

Kickdown cable bolts straight onto the throttle body...no levers required

So in the end it was a bastard of a job but the results have been promising....the thing flys! runs better, runs cooler and actually reverses!
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Old 12-02-2002, 17:51   #2 (permalink)
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Hey dood.... usually people r converting the opposite way... why did u wanna 3spd???

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i think from a prev. post and from hints above that his 4 speed auto is rooted (ie no reverse part in above post) and that i think he said from a while ago he was saving for 5 spd man conversion. (blows me if this is right or not if not ill be corrected for sure :) )
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Old 12-03-2002, 00:31   #4 (permalink)
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hehe 3 speed is heaps cheaper than another 4 speed or a 5 speed conversion......the 3 speed actually has very smooth shifts..I do miss the 4th gear a little but yeah my 4 speed used to change between 3rd and 4th whilst on the highway..and reverse basically didnt work.....
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