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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:23 pm 
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What are the differences between the EF and EL Fairmont Ghia's and what should I expect to pay for one in good condition (sub 180k, few scratches, evrything working etc.)?

Also do all EF/EL Fairmont Ghia's have the ticford engine and suspension?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:34 pm 
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the front ends are different on the ghia's.
My mate may be silling his fairmont non ghia for 4k (302 v8) and he will get that. I would say about 5k but the car market is a bit gay at the moment.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:42 pm 
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tickford motor was added from ef series 2. more chrome on el front. different mags.

having never owned a ghia, thats about all i can tell you for now.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:47 pm 
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Ok, so all EF2's and EL's have the tickford motor and suspension?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:51 pm 
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Yep, along with 3.45 lsd.
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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:53 pm 
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keeping an eye on the quokka, i wouldn't be paying much more than $5.5k-$6.5k for an EFII Ghia! i've seen an NL Concorde for $9k with low kms!

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:53 pm 
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when did ford start makin the ef2's?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:56 pm 
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EF2 and EL get Tickford motor and 3.45 LSD.

EL Engines are better revvers. Smoother and quieter.

EL has different chrome grill, and generally more chrome in and out of the car.

EL has woodgrain t-bar surround and different woodgrain on doors. T-Bar on EL is leather, not vinyl.

EL gets the rear number plate surround.

And EL gets an overall better suspension than the EF got. And to me a better looking and airyer interior.
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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 3:57 pm 
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'96. not sure what month. may even have been late 95.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:04 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
EL Engines are better revvers. Smoother and quieter.


not sure about this one! ef's had fluid filled mounts, better bottom end and coil pack ignition. if you believe everything you read you could argue that the ef has a better intake setup as well however both are rated the same power.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 4:29 pm 
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I have found 1 with 207000k's, minor scatches, good tyres, always serviced, some cracks in leather in seats. What is it worth?

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:18 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
EF2 and EL get Tickford motor and 3.45 LSD.

EL Engines are better revvers. Smoother and quieter.

EL has different chrome grill, and generally more chrome in and out of the car.

EL has woodgrain t-bar surround and different woodgrain on doors. T-Bar on EL is leather, not vinyl.

EL gets the rear number plate surround.

And EL gets an overall better suspension than the EF got. And to me a better looking and airyer interior.



Does V8 EL Fairmont Ghia get a tickford motor?
My mate bought one recently for 6K (206,000km) and it producec a note similar to XR8. However I'm not fully convinved it has a tickford motor as it has a tight ash snorkel similar to the ones fitted on V8 Fairlanes.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:29 pm 
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all V8's prior to EL 2 were the same.
only the exhausts were different (bringing them to 170kw over 165kw)

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:38 pm 
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i was told that the el ghia 5lt are all the same, the didn't come out 1 or 2,, just the xr series

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 5:50 pm 
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apart from all the driveline/suspension mods already mentioned, ef s2 ghias onwards got the chrome door handles (series 1 missed out). els got the b pillar blackouts (ef's didnt), and el ghias had the speed sensitive power steering (some like it, some hate it)

ef ghias are getting pretty cheap now, but most are pretty tatty and getting worn out. id aim for an el ghia, unless you find a good ef at the right price :D

 

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