96 EF Futura
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
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!
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted
Lowered EF Futura
Black Steelies ( too cheap to buy proper mags )