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1992 EB fairmont Paddock basher! 

 

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 Post subject: 1992 EB fairmont Paddock basher!
Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:12 pm 
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Before you look on this isn't a proper garage thread, just a paddock basher that me and a bunch of mates bought for $450 to thrash around.

The 1992 EB Fairmont started off in great condition, it had the usual fairmont stuff and also a digital cluster with ONLY 228,745km on it! Probably could of got a roadworthy if we wanted with a little work... But na stuff that :-)

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We gave it our first drive on a small wet paddock, and discovered that apparently wet grass and tyres = NO GRIP!

Every weekend we gave it a good bash around, the whole the battery had literally NO charge in it, so we used one of those portable jumper battery things every time to start the car, it was a pain!

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 Post subject: Re: 1992 EB fairmont Paddock basher!
Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:15 pm 
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It turned out the front bumper was held on by some ordinary old wire so we lost that, aswell as a decent amount of the exhaust... The exhaust was bent and rooted, sticking out towards the ground and was digging up the grass, it eventually dug itself into the ground and the car wouldn't move anywhere in a hurry.

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Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:21 pm 
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We got it bogged for our first time in a boggy paddock. I missed out on this moment but while my mates were trying to get it out, they were revving the sh*t out of it, redlining it and BANG! A radiator hose blew in half and steam went everywhere. The car was always running hot to start with, sometimes the needle ran over the H. Smoke would always poor out of the bonnet, our only method of cooling it was driving it in a big puddle of water.

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It didn't help that the engine was covered in grass seeds either I spose...

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 Post subject: Re: 1992 EB fairmont Paddock basher!
Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:56 pm 
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The cruise control wouldn't work so it failed when we tried to ghosty it...

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Even more of a fail, we found a bit of tin on the paddock, would suit a fully siq commodore ;)

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