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what looks better and EL OR EF FAIRMONT?
EL 41%  41%  [ 16 ]
EF 59%  59%  [ 23 ]
Total votes : 39

 

 

 
 Post subject: NEW EL-EF fairmont
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 2:55 pm 
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hi,
i am in the market for a 6 cylinder EF or EL Fairmont and im just wandering what to look out for when buying one of these cars and if these types of cars suffer any mojor types of problems. I am after a 6 cylinder Fairmont any1 interested in selling me a good quality fairmont willing to spend around $5-6grand on purchase :D
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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:29 pm 
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They are basically identical but for possibly better wheels on EL. There are numerous invisible improvements like thicker window glass on the el.
I have an two EF's one a fairmont and the only thing I dislike really is the gross alloys.
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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 3:50 pm 
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The major thing to look out for is if the headgasket has been replaced. Because it is inevitible for most e-series falcons to blow the headgasket, which leads to over heating, powerloss etc. and will cost you close to $1000 if you get a mechanic to do it.

Oh and the EF looks better :wink: Both models can swap grilles with the Fairlanes.
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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:17 pm 
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i also like the ef (cause thats wot i got) but also much prefer coil pack ignition cause personally i think its more responsive as my old mans got an el and its a fraction less responsive in my opionion

 

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 Post subject: EF or EL ?
Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:24 pm 
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spend a bit of time and see if you can find a (EF or EL) Ghia with the tickford bits. personal preference is EF mainly because wife has one. :)
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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:42 pm 
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the worst thing about any ef-el is the head gasket and the fact its a FORD!!!!!! lol

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:34 pm 
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get the f**k off the forums then.. lol
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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:39 pm 
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this is like asking :
do you like the EF grill and alloys or the EL grill and alloys....

i personally think the EL fairmont alloys look really really s**t

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:08 pm 
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yes but the el chrome trims and grill look far better!! :wink:

i spose it comes down to which you would change easier.

wheels or chromey bits. I'd go an EL personally. newer. as long as it has had the head gasket done though

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:12 am 
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EF OF COURSE

 

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 Post subject: EL drrr
Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:24 am 
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vote 1, EL

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:36 am 
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I own an EL so being biased i say EL :P

One thing though, if you have future plans to do up the car which requires timing to be retarded or advanced...then i suggest the EL cause they are easier to work with then the EFs.
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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:20 am 
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EF is superior! Ugly a** grille on EL's :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:58 pm 
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i voted EL, only cos of the better grille...

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2007 2:27 pm 
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ef of cousre better lookinf front i think and a better with the coil pack

 

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