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  2. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    So all that is left now to get the engine running is fuel and oil.
  3. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    Good question, which I don't know the answer to lol. Given these are also .2" larger diameter, id imagine they are suited for a 1600 over a 1300. so the header pipes on this come in at 1.6" the old ones are 1.4"
  4. Thom

    T5 Gearbox length's

    And the answer is, it was a 6 cylinder t5, the bellhousing was machined down the thickness of the adapter plate
  5. Today
  6. gerg

    T5 Gearbox length's

    Maybe he got the longer input E-series windsor box/bellhousing? ie: EB XR8, etc Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
  7. deankdx

    T5 Gearbox length's

    My experience is as Gerg described. fits without many mods. (6cyl T5 onto single rail bell)
  8. Thom

    T5 Gearbox length's

    I'll have to look up what was done to this one, dad had it done when I was in high school, I may be remembering it wrong
  9. gerg

    T5 Gearbox length's

    That wasn't my experience Thom, my combo consists of an EA T5, very old mechanical toploader bell drilled and studded to suit, and standard 351 clutch. Input shaft on my T5 was the same length as the single rail that came out, 6 and 8 cyl types, only mod was to skim 1.5mm off the diameter of the input bearing retainer (snout) to fit into the smaller hole in the bellhousing. This same T5 box lived in my EF and my EA before it, both of them 6s. Sent from my CPH1920 using Tapatalk
  10. Thom

    T5 Gearbox length's

    You can use a 6 cylinder t5 on a single rail or top loader bellhousing using an adapter, the 6 cylinder t5 has a longer input shaft than a v8 top loader or single rail, all e series t5's are about the same strength, hp doesn't really kill t5's torque does a mild 302 in front of one in a light car like an xp should have a pretty decent service life, the only reason to chase up a factory V8 t5 set-up would be for the left hand starter but then that restricts off the shelf header/exhaust manifold fitments on the passenger side and limits you to a cable style clutch
  11. deankdx

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    are the 1600 ones definitely different to the 1300?(deck height taller)
  12. Panko

    Panko's Mk1 Escort (Round 2)

    New extractors
  13. deankdx

    T5 Gearbox length's

    i don't know what other options are out there, but i once saw a 250 crossflow with a V8 commodore box adapted to it(was in a transit van) on a dellow or CRS bell housing. not sure why that was done, the 6cyl T5 bolts up to the single rail/top loader v8 bell housing with some reasonably easy mods @gerg did. i wonder if an importer like eagle spares would have a box from one of the Chev C10 trucks etc(shifter forward more, could be an option also) the manual conversion stuff has always been dear.
  14. 2redrovers

    T5 Gearbox length's

    I thought that was against the law [emoji16]
  15. bear351c

    T5 Gearbox length's

    Good news, if you set it up for a t5 its not very hard to go tko from there in the future HA HA HA.....thanks Thom, as soon as I find that winning lottery ticket I bought. Cant even find a good V8 manual 5 speed.. Reckon I might have to get one out of a XR6 or similar, and down size the horsepower of the engine. Booooo....!!
  16. Before you bleed them, google, brake bleeding hank and watch the YouTube vid with the spray bottle pump. works awesome!!
  17. Thom

    T5 Gearbox length's

    Good news, if you set it up for a t5 its not very hard to go tko from there in the future
  18. Agree 100%. You may end up pushing "junk" fluid back into the master cylinder etc, so flush the whole system out, bleed all the calipers/wheel cyls. Be prepared.! the front caliper pistons may be rusty and need changing, could be expensive. But your life is worth it, Yes.??
  19. bear351c

    T5 Gearbox length's

    Some good info here, looking at getting one for the new project XP. Cant afford 5 grand for a TKO...!!!
  20. Yesterday
  21. wok

    T5 Gearbox length's

    G'Day, just measured some gearboxes i have here EF/EF measures from front of gearbox case to middle of standard shifter level was 550mm, and its 445mm to middle of mount AU (i think as thats what it was in) measure from front of gearbox case to standard shifter level was 610mm and its 500mm to middle of mount I agree with Dean, look for an EF/EL box (perhaps put your AU one up for swaps), you will still need a custom gearbox mount or if you can find an EA speed gearbox crossmember, last one on ebay was drug money at $200+ bucks.... In my XE (barra,, T5, EL LSD diff) I simply cut the EL T5 member up and welded onto the back of the standard XE gearbox crossmember, it still uses the EL mount that locates into one squre hole, and everything else was bolt up, i used the E series tailshaft as the diff was changed to EL as well. I even ran the EL fuel lines with an XE EFi tank (with upgraded in tank pump) cheers wok
  22. ESPSIX

    T5 Gearbox length's

    Au shifter is about 30 mm further back.
  23. deankdx

    T5 Gearbox length's

    i would have to ask @Thom if he's got time to reply. the benefit of the XF to EL box is also that it fits a standard tail shaft also .. i would imagine you'd need to shorten a tail shaft if using an AU box. i don't know about the cross member position, i'd keep looking for an XF to EL one personally.
  24. Hello, I've heard the length and shifter position between xf and au T5 is different. I'm wondering if the crossmember position is different though. I ask this because I've got a Barra + Au T5 going into an xf and can't find a x-series or e-series T5 Thanks guys!
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  26. Best to rebuild all brake components, you might find that when you do the callipers and go to bleed the brakes, you push the master cyl pistons into the gunk build up and brakes will still drag.
  27. Ted the ex mechanic

    XG 1993 4.0 auto Ute NO SPARK

    Thanks again. Yes I've been playing around with that. Had it on and off a few times. It does seem a bit loose on there even with the clip on. But I expected the number of times I've fiddled with it might have got it to make contact again. But I will take your advice and pay some closer attention to it. I realise some of these things are delicately poised and on a fine line between working and not working.
  28. cool, pain in the neck still, but not uncommon especially with old brake parts. probably just needs a calliper kit, depending on condition internally
  29. Andrew Davies

    crossflow street/strip build

    will get machine shop to check comp and if need be deck block less or try to get thicker gasket. i would like to sit around 11.5-1 or maybe a little less if i can.
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