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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:29 pm 
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hey every1 I hav just bought an EF manual futura, so far I am happy with it.

I havn't done much to it yet except put my sub and amp in.

I have also started painting the black plastic bits on the exterior of the car (window seals and stuff), they weren't in very good condition. I'll post some pics.

Has any1 had experience with buying wheels off ebay. I'm tempted with some fpv pre AU 18" wheels.

Please post a comment i would love to hear some opinions and advice.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:36 pm 
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great 2 hear mate!! iv got an ef futura, got plenty of balls n still a good looking car imo... good luck with it!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:37 pm 
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Good choice, cant beat a manual EF....... apart from a manual EF Mont :)
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:02 pm 
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hey yeh i love a 6 cylinder manual.

here's a couple of pics


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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:12 pm 
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here we go this is what my painting is looking like.

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Side that i havn't painted yet.
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painted side.
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looks alot better i think. :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:18 pm 
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not bad mate.

now take the mud flaps off and get some stockies and drop it!

good car.
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:18 pm 
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Ive been there and done that, and you will find it all just peels off after a few months and looks uglier than before........ especially at the rear quarter window where its all rubber.

With mods i would fit a wade 1673 cam, full exhaust and a custom cold air intake.

Then i would fit a 3.45 lsd diff, found in xr6's, or you could go one step further and fit 3.7's.

Should beat most pre-LS1 bombadores after that
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Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:29 pm 
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yeh i definatly want to drop it a bit ay.

if the paint looks crap soon i'm sure i'll get over it, I did use ruber and plastic paint though so it might stay there a while.

i have been thinkin about cold air intakes actually, I dont know how i'm gona do it yet though, might hav a look around the forum and see what othes have done.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:42 am 
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good startin project ya got there mate , give ya a warning modding a ford is addictive lol, especially with this site for help. need to drop it , wheels,tint, for looks, cam,head,exhaust,intake,diff for go go , then the sky and pockets are the limit , with those wheels few people on here have got them and found them to be ok , pm mongoose he got a set of 18s in typhoon style

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:33 pm 
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Yeh i hav seen and read mongooses posts, nice wheels but i was thinking of going for the other design. I think a member named spac has some. Anyway we will see.

Thanks for warning me about moding being addictive hahaha (i just wont add up how much i spend then i'll stay happy :)

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:14 am 
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that the best way , throw recipts away LOL

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:48 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
Good choice, cant beat a manual EF....... apart from a manual EF Mont :)


Except for an EL Manual Futura ;) :lol:

EL Futura manuals seem to harder to find.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:10 pm 
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yeh i like the el fronts better than the ef but i'm not complaining.

well i priced up some super low kings today, some monroe GT gas shocks and some nolathane bushes so i'm gonna order them some time this week i think. Cant wait to drive it after.

:) :) :)

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:36 pm 
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Looks like a nice car to start modding. how many kms, and $$ if you dont mind me asking?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:34 pm 
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its got alot of k's, 270,000 but it was only 3,200.

Installed some footwell neons the other day and at night i took some pics.

oh and i'm pretty pleased with my switch.

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