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Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:47 pm 
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What about the electrics for the antenna? Needed the high series module etc?


Yes, you do for factory operation. And luckily I had put in the Fairmont loom and BEM so made it nice and easy.

Or, read this wonderful tech doco by snap0964 http://www.fordmods.com/forums/Power-Antenna-Install-d69.html

and you could install one without it all.

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Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:51 pm 
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looks unreal

 

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Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 7:57 pm 
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Ah cool, pretty simple then. Might have to check the wreckers for a three pole switch that fits and look factory.

 

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Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 8:13 pm 
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I hate bloody electric antenna's.. always end up breaking the masts...

best benefit of modern cars is that they have almost entirely removed the external antenna.
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Posted: Thu May 22, 2008 9:44 pm 
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That looks great Benj!

I can't wait to have EF gear all in, and be able to tinker like this! Good work.

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:32 am 
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Gidday

I have now combined my various threads in to one

BenJ's EB Budget Buildup

Please click on the link to go to the new thread.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/benj-s-eb-budget-buildup-t65386-40.html

All future updates will be in the new thread and I extend my thanks to all those that have contributed to this thread and hope that you will continue to do so in the new one. I will not be moving over YOUR existing posts or comments, but will link to this thread from there.

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 1:47 am 
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jeez mate im very impressed by all the work u have put in im just thanking my stars that i already have a laine :)

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:05 am 
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This thread makes me glad i just swapped all the looms :P
everything worked straight away! :P

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:42 am 
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yeah, thats a good point.. Benj swapped motor and dash with EL, he could just as easily grabbed the whole front and dash looms and replaced the lot.
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:11 pm 
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That is an option that many have been successful with, however, you also need to swap the body loom as well as the dash and engine bay looms.

In my opinion there is just as much work, if not more due things that could go wrong, in swapping out the entire looms. The car would be off the road longer as well I suspect.

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:14 pm 
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Have you thought about painting the dash surround black like the EL GT.
I think it would tie in nicely with the black/woodgrain and door handles but a part of me thinks it might be a bit much black, just a thought.
Car look great by the way.

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 2:30 pm 
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IMO there is less that can go wrong by swapping the whole loom.

making 'adapter looms' and modifying plugs has to be the most common area for things to go wrong.

for me, first time i turned the key everything worked because everything just plugs into what its meant to.

it also gives you an oportunity to really clean up the engine bay looms.

 

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Well, between us we have now established that there is more than one way to accomplish the same mod.

I say this is a good thing, as it gives other members considering the same mod more options on how to go about it.

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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 8:32 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
Well, between us we have now established that there is more than one way to accomplish the same mod.
And which method you choose depends on your budget, the gear you can get hold of to do it with, and the time you have available, plus your knowledge level.

Sometimes you'll need to mod items because you can't get what you want.
Getting to the finished result is what matters.

Actually, we could all own Ghia's/Fairlanes, etc - then little would be needed to be done.
I'd like to buy an XH with Climate Control/trip computer/variable dimming, electric antenna, etc - unfortunately, I'm s**t out of luck.

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:11 am 
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BenJ wrote:
knowsfords wrote:
More info about the AU antenna and Remote Central Locking please? :D


Hi Mate

I got the antenna from an AU wreck. I had to change the mast cover and the bottom bracket to fit the EB. The antenna itself is identical to the EB unit.

For the remote central locking, I installed an alarm system, which also can immobilise the car. It is also able to open the boot by remote.

You can get remote central locking kits from places like Jaycar etc.

Cheers
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Just dont leave the keys on the seat, lol

lucky the drivers window was down that day lol

 

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