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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:39 pm 
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thanks for help claytee. Do you have super lows on front?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:06 pm 
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Not sure what they put in ??? It was done by a mate at Pedders all I said to him was wanted to keep the fairmont ride as before the EL I had an XD wagon that was so low speed humps were a big NO NO!! When I went to pick up the EL before I saw it I was told he had dropped it 2-1/2 inches in the front and 3 in the back. So of course I thought oh s**t but as you can see from the pics it isnt that low. Only problem I had was the plastic mudflaps dragging on the ground going into or out of steep driveways.
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:28 pm 
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Claytee wrote:
Not sure what they put in ??? It was done by a mate at Pedders all I said to him was wanted to keep the fairmont ride as before the EL I had an XD wagon that was so low speed humps were a big NO NO!! When I went to pick up the EL before I saw it I was told he had dropped it 2-1/2 inches in the front and 3 in the back. So of course I thought oh s**t but as you can see from the pics it isnt that low. Only problem I had was the plastic mudflaps dragging on the ground going into or out of steep driveways.

I see. Mudflaps should have been long off anyhow! :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:50 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58 pm 
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Excuse the bumper scratches, they'll be fixed soon hopefully

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Now she just needs to be lower :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:23 pm 
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New grill - top and bottom (however the photo doesn't really reveal the bottom mesh)
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Bit of touchup painting...not professional but better than ugly stratches!
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 Post subject: Re: EL FUTURA WAGON BUILD
Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:51 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Lowering my EL wagon
Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:06 pm 
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Claytee wrote:
Not sure what they put in ??? It was done by a mate at Pedders all I said to him was wanted to keep the fairmont ride as before the EL I had an XD wagon that was so low speed humps were a big NO NO!! When I went to pick up the EL before I saw it I was told he had dropped it 2-1/2 inches in the front and 3 in the back. So of course I thought oh s**t but as you can see from the pics it isnt that low. Only problem I had was the plastic mudflaps dragging on the ground going into or out of steep driveways.


Have you had any problems with drive shaft rubbing?? I want to go 3" in the back and ssl in the front of my wags but I'm already having dramas with the low fronts and 2" blocks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL FUTURA WAGON BUILD
Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:50 pm 
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Nothing has changed with the wagon...just been taking it for some proper runs this week. Ive done two, 2 hr trips plus quite a bit of city driving (never usually gets this out in da country)....but i have to say its excellent! specially on the overtaking, traffic light take offs, rides very nice of 17s" etc etc...!!......go the stock six!

The cons?: bit too fuel consumative...... :roll: but to be expected.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL FUTURA WAGON BUILD
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:33 am 
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Over the past week we've been experiencing some problems with the wagon. Theres a ticking sound in the engine, which we first thought might have been worn lifters but apparently they should have loosened themselves by now?
A friend has suggested in might be a bent exhaust valve
In any case we're going to have to do something. Either engine rebuild or engine replacement?

Theres an old bloke who has a fairmont ghia he wants to get rid of - the body is terrible and the tramission but apparently the engine is ok. Its got 250,000 km. (county kms)

First of all - its a got a ticky 94AB.
Should have a LSD - which I believe will fit into the wagon? Correct?
Plus there are some various fairmont ghia bits and pieces that we could swap for the futura stuff.

What do you people think?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL FUTURA WAGON BUILD
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:21 am 
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Hold up! bloody hell! Dont get rid of the wagon yet. I HIGHLY doubt its a bent rod seeing as your motor is stock and should still be rev limited anyway... If its not just your injectors ticking away its probably just the stupid HLAs. Post a video up? Also are your spark plug leads in good nick?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL FUTURA WAGON BUILD
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:39 pm 
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Ok ok. thats the beauty of this site. Right advice at the right time.
I never thought about the video but here we go
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Yeh old man just checked the spark leads, one of them seems as so it might have been wrecked, so he took it out and it sparked him... :) It was coming from a different cylinder anyhow.

Its also blowing a bit of smoke, along with some burnt oil found in the exhaust tip.

Could you enlighten me as to what HLA's are ? Hydraulic lifters or something? :oops:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL FUTURA WAGON BUILD
Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:26 pm 
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