Fordmods Logo

Could really use some opinions... 

 

Page 2 of 2 [ 28 posts ] Go to page Previous  1, 2

 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:57 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 633

Joined: 21st Nov 2008

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:14 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4

Joined: 11th Sep 2010

Ride: 93 EB Falcon

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Well the AU was sold the other day. I'm still yet to take a look at the EL but i found a BA for 7k which i talked down to 6.5 if i buy it.

The BA has 18' mags has been lowered and has a sony S Type sound system in it and the body is in mint condition from what i have seen... Will be going in to look at both on wednesday...

Once again thanks for the input guys :)

 

_________________

If its got tits or wheels... It'll cost you money

Whats the difference between a sheep and a holden?
I'd rather be caught pullin out the back of a sheep :D

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:32 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 3374

Joined: 11th Mar 2008

Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

nah man. screw a BA. fix the EB up.

 

_________________

Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:49 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 3406

Joined: 7th Feb 2005

Ride: AU2 Ute

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

Get the ba. A s**t ba will be better than an eb , el or au with similar k's.

Ba motors are less than $500 so it's not like they are more expensive to repair or maintain.

An au is far better than an e series except for the looks. Ive had a few e series and since getting my au I would not go back unless it was to build a lighter falcon based drag car.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:18 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 1044

Joined: 4th Aug 2010

Ride: NA Fairlane, DC LTD

Location: Alice Springs
NT, Australia

Hey ninja, how are ya?

Well there's a lot of views here.
Personally, if I had easy access to 6 g, I'd pour it into the eb. Fix the head gasket, I just did mine myself for $450 which included gasket set, all misc needed, and getting the rear galley re welded and the head machined. I borrowed a timing light and a torque wrench.

Then find a secondhand panel or try beating your own.

They key is hunting your parts, find people with cars sitting around or parts in sheds. It's not what you know it's who you know.

For the other 5g I'd get an exaust, call wreckers and ask if they have pieces of 2.5 exhaust (eg yeah we got a tail pipe but that's all, or centre piece, whatever)

lower it,
convert it to manual if you like that,
hunt a nice set of rims (don't HAVE to have a set of fully sik 19's) whatever you like.
Redo bushes, wheel bearings etc.

For 6g you could do quite a bit.

OR if you aren't that fussed about modifying your EB, use the 6g (as I said go hunting) to freshen up your engine (recondition or rebuild) new bushes and suspension, reco gearbox and you have your same EB you love ready for another 10 years of family service.

One good point made was the one about wether going to an upgrade will put you in debt or not. That should be a big factor on your decision.

Finally. If you really want a "new" car I'd go an e series. AU's are a little too modern for my taste. Although I wouldn't say no to a series 3 XR.

 

_________________

[color=#004080]Cheers, Jacob.

NA Fairlane Build thread:
the-garage-f53/my-fairlane-build-lowlane-t94891.html.
Also in the garage....
AU LTD, DC LTD, and Lowlane.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:21 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 1044

Joined: 4th Aug 2010

Ride: NA Fairlane, DC LTD

Location: Alice Springs
NT, Australia

Thinking of it, over time I've spend about 5g on my car, check that out if u like.

 

_________________

[color=#004080]Cheers, Jacob.

NA Fairlane Build thread:
the-garage-f53/my-fairlane-build-lowlane-t94891.html.
Also in the garage....
AU LTD, DC LTD, and Lowlane.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:53 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline
User avatar

Age: 28

Posts: 157

Joined: 20th Jan 2009

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: BF XR8 Ute

Location: Ridgehaven
SA, Australia

Go the E-series man,

If you got an XT and did it up it would look a bit try-hard in my opinion.

Whereas if you get a XR, it already has the appeal of being special.

Plus the BA XT's don't have as much character.

If you make the XR look mint, it will have a better resell value than an XT too.

at the end of the day its your decision, just make sure you make the right one!

Good luck

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:16 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline
User avatar

Age: 32

Posts: 4

Joined: 11th Sep 2010

Ride: 93 EB Falcon

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

Well i spent a little on the EB, just enough to hopefully sell it for a grand maybe 1.2 - 1.5 if im lucky, it still needs the bonnet and L/H guard to be panelled or replaced as for the new car hunt i found a really good condition BA XT with only 160,000kms on the clock for 6k, going to have a look at it tomorrow.

I WOULD go for an XR6 BA/BF if i could find one in my price range but thats just not going to happen lol, cheapest one i could find was 13k but alas i only have half that lol...

If anyone thinks they are interested in buying it as a project car i will post a few pics on here tomorrow.

Anyway once again thanks for your inputs.
~Ninja

 

_________________

If its got tits or wheels... It'll cost you money

Whats the difference between a sheep and a holden?
I'd rather be caught pullin out the back of a sheep :D

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:34 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 747

Joined: 8th Nov 2009

Ride: ford au

Location: brisbane
QLD, Australia

About the au engine, im not sure what its called but when it drops the water it shuts down 3 or 4 cylinders and fires 1 off at a time so you can keep driving 20 or below ks an hour and in return helps to keep the engine cool

 

_________________

Daily Driver, Series 1 Au Forte

Quote:
Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:35 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 747

Joined: 8th Nov 2009

Ride: ford au

Location: brisbane
QLD, Australia

edit

 

_________________

Daily Driver, Series 1 Au Forte

Quote:
Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:50 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Age: 28

Posts: 61

Joined: 13th Feb 2010

Ride: ED futura

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

frd906n wrote:
About the au engine, im not sure what its called but when it drops the water it shuts down 3 or 4 cylinders and fires 1 off at a time so you can keep driving 20 or below ks an hour and in return helps to keep the engine cool


catastrophic failure, perhaps :P
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:54 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 27

Posts: 747

Joined: 8th Nov 2009

Ride: ford au

Location: brisbane
QLD, Australia

lol its spouse to prevent catastrophic failure lol,

 

_________________

Daily Driver, Series 1 Au Forte

Quote:
Posted by Xcabbi, Does it slap or rattle? Rattle is more to do with timing chains and tensioners. Slap is more to do with lifters, rings, bearings or GENIII boat anchors

Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Could really use some opinions...
Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:19 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 43

Posts: 4

Joined: 25th Sep 2010

Ride: ford el falcon

Location: wycheproof
VIC, Australia

hi there i own an el falcon and and au falcon out of the two i would pick the au far better on fuel than my el as for the ba it would proberly be a better buy for you as its a newer car
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 2 of 2  [ 28 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:57 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names