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    Default 505 ADVICE si vous plait

    Knowledgeable froggers...

    I am assessing the feasibility of slotting a Turbo diesel 2.5 & man transmission into an existing auto wagon ?

    As I dont have the skills or facilities I am contemplating having a competent 'non commercial' mechanic
    complete the task.

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    1 What is a fair estimate of hours needed and expected additional parts ?

    This is the result of laying awake pondering crazy ideas ....

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    'Additional parts' depends on what parts you have. The easiest way will be to have an entire diesel sedan to pull the parts from. The only other real part you would need is a torque tube and tailshaft from a 3spd auto or manual wagon, if yours is a 4 speed wagon. Everything else can be fabricated.
    I've done petrol-to-diesel conversions to three wagons now. If you have all the parts, you can do it in a weekend.
    Scotty

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    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

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    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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    Thanks Scotty, I sensed you would contribute to this with your past experience.
    The cars are advertised under "3 x 505's must sell" here.
    The TD sedan is intact ( body corroded) while the (3 speed auto ) wagon body is in very good shape.
    As stated I dont have the ability to do this but the owner would consider passing it to a competent home mechanic.
    So a 'weekend' would entail say 16 hours ?? with the vehicles made available....

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    A weekend to me is 24 hours work - I like to make the most of the hours in a day!

    The big question mark is in the gearbox. If you want to use the BA10/5, you will need to spend some time (5 hours-ish) fabricating the rear mount. If you have a BA7/5 that fits, it is mostly a bolt-in job.

    The other question mark is the diff. The standard diff in a 3spd auto 505 wagon has a ratio of about 4.22:1, which is rather tall for a diesel and really won't bring out the best in the motor. Time, money and specialist expertise and tooling is needed to change the diff ratio in a wagon housing to a sedan crownwheel and pinion.
    Scotty

    Melbourne - Dandenong Ranges

    1956 Peugeot 403 - 'Francois' - resto project

    1969 Peugeot 504 - 'Pascal' - daily driver project

    1970 Peugeot 404 Utility - 'Brutus' - resto project

    1978 Peugeot 604 - as yet unnamed - V6 on straight LPG

    1987 Peugeot 505 - as yet unnamed - project car

    1999 Peugeot 406 Coupé - 'Chloe' - 5 speed manual

    2011 Peugeot 3008 XTE HDi - 'Zoe' - hatchback on steroids

    2014 Peugeot RCZ - 'Remy'

    1999 Range Rover 4.6 HSE - 'Grover' - tow car

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