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 Post subject: 1989 EA Ghia Fixes/Mods
Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 10:02 am 
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I just purchased a 1989 EA Ghia with only 155K kms which is in perfect condition. I am after the standard mods to make it handle better and run better. The info I am after is what's the best front struts to use, rear shocks (it has a Ford heavy towpac fited with Monro gas shocks), etc... Do you need the camber alignment kit or not (wheel alignment is pulling to left a bit). I had the fuel injectors cleaned after a rough idle and now it funs very smoothly - what other tricks can I do to get better performance. Is it worth putting a EBII head on it? (As I believe their different and better).

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 2:20 pm 
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best shocks..... depending on who you ask, either bilstien or koni

camber kit depends on how low you want to go, lows, probably not, superlows, defintely, but a wheel alignment will stop the car pulling to the left

good start for mods would be a set of pacemaker extactors and a 2.5" zorst, K&n panel filter and maybe a cam

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 4:59 pm 
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Interceptor wrote:
best shocks..... depending on who you ask, either bilstien or koni

camber kit depends on how low you want to go, lows, probably not, superlows, defintely, but a wheel alignment will stop the car pulling to the left

good start for mods would be a set of pacemaker extactors and a 2.5" zorst, K&n panel filter and maybe a cam
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Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2005 5:01 pm 
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Thanks for the reply. Are Monro Gas or Gabriel (gas) shocks any good? And what's a fair price for the extractors and filter? I'm not worried about the cam yet (until the head gasket needs work :))
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Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:28 am 
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monroe and gabriel are ok, but i wouldnt use them if i could afford bilstiens

as for the cost...... damned if i know

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:01 am 
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Is your car still fitted with auto leveling rear suspension ? thats what they had from the factory, and if it still has it u will have to replace both the rear shockers and sprngs !

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:32 am 
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Another good option for shocks that won't break the bank is BOGE and KYB.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 11:53 am 
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Thanks for the replies guys. I got a set of new Monroe Gas for $100 each and fitted them myself. The front-end rides much better now. As for the rear end, it has a heavy duty tow pack and apparently the Ford springs are heavy duty (coloured red) and should not be used with air shocks as a heavy load (ie horse float) will result in something in the air system blowing (as it can't lift the weight). Ford told me this, so, it should have some credability - It has monroe gas on the rear which seem OK. Off to get a wheel alignment. Also, anyone know what causes a knock in the front end when you go over small bumps at lowish speed (0-60 kms). I replaced the sway bar linkages and bushes to now availe, and the mechanic reckons the ball joints are OK. Please help..
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Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:24 pm 
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ive had a rack in a ea knock over bumps before.
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 Post subject: knock
Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 2:28 pm 
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ive had a rack in a ea knock over bumps before.
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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 10:56 am 
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Do you know what part of the rack it was? I've been told the joint between the tie rod and the 'rack' wears. I presume this would be much cheaper to fix then a new rack.

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And have a good Xmas
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 Post subject: rack
Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:52 pm 
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im pretty sure its the knuckle joint where the arm pivots
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Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:59 pm 
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i have monro gas shocks and lovvels ultra low springs and it sites perfectly in my opinion. heres the ride hight

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Posted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 1:35 pm 
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