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Postby kforkevin » Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:54 am

Just learned how to put up photos, off today to engineering shop to collect first offering of my adapter plate ,will put up photos later, thanks kforkevin.
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Postby kforkevin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:10 pm

well photobucket shop wont allow me to put up photos of adapter plate any longer -dont know why ? what a load of rubbish, they must be Fiat people,
engine is now attached to f15 box, kforkevin.
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby kforkevin » Wed Dec 14, 2011 9:47 pm

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6512 ... fc5c74.jpg
gear box installed now working on the drive shafts ,it will have to be a cut n weld job.
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby dominator » Thu Dec 15, 2011 11:55 pm

Nice one, like what youv done with the gbox mount, any pics of the rear engine mount?
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby expatkiwi » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:09 am

Take your pick on F13 boxes
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from= ... Categories
Are they all the same if they are F13??
I am confused. This is an option I am seriously looking at for the MK1
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby dominator » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:29 am

I think almost all f boxes have the same bolt pattern, I mentioned this to a mate whos into his vauxhals
He rekons we could fit a calibra 6 speed, if theres the room of course
Not certain on this but I think the 13s have the same main gearsets but different cwp depending on which engine/car it was fitted to
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby expatkiwi » Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:34 am

I am seriously considering this as an upgrade next year. I have a chap who is going to pay for the shafts to be done but obviously if I got a box for next to nothing there is still the arvo to go in and the 4.8 cwp
Reminds me of an abba song......money money money
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby kforkevin » Sun Dec 18, 2011 3:01 pm

http://flic.kr/p/aWpaHD
THE REAR MOUNTING ALSO EXTENDS TO HOOK UP WITH THE GEARBOX ( NOT SHOWN )
HAVE GOT THE SHAFTS MADE UP NOW , WONT BE LONG NOW !
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby Swiftmotorsport » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:31 pm

expatkiwi wrote:I am seriously considering this as an upgrade next year. I have a chap who is going to pay for the shafts to be done but obviously if I got a box for next to nothing there is still the arvo to go in and the 4.8 cwp
Reminds me of an abba song......money money money


Any chance he'll pay for some decent group A competition shafts for me Brian? :wink:
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby kforkevin » Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:12 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6555322569/
gear leaver installed,ready for a drive shaft " stress test .
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby dominator » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:57 am

Good work kev
Is that a astra gte 16v gear lever
Im sure only the 16v had the internal shift shaft

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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby miniswift » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:17 pm

Hi Gary,

6 speeds gearbox is off 4WD model and it is F28 Getrag unit.
They have 3.7:1 ratio so it will be very tall for our setup but since tyre size is smaller it may work.
IIRC, they are AWD gearbox xo you will need to convert... then again, I'm not sure about GM/Opel/Vauxhall.

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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby kforkevin » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:01 pm

Yes garry, the gear change is from the 16 valve astra also shared with some of the early cavaliers-how ever im not happy with the rubbery feel and im open to suggestions for a better gear change.
If any body is planing this box conversion be sure to use a differential with a ratio as low as possible,like 4.8 or 5.1 as my 4.5 is too high ! really good for fast tar but really not working the engine on the slow stuff. kforkevin.
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby dominator » Wed Dec 28, 2011 8:48 pm

Im sure theres kits out there to sort the sloppy linkage out, same for the shorter cwp
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Re: vauxhall box conversion

Postby expatkiwi » Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:46 pm

kforkevin wrote:If any body is planing this box conversion be sure to use a differential with a ratio as low as possible,like 4.8 or 5.1 as my 4.5 is too high ! really good for fast tar but really not working the engine on the slow stuff. kforkevin.

How is the conversion coming along?
What size wheels are you using

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