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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 5:14 pm 
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is your car auto??? whats revs does it sit on at 100kmph with 4:11?


sits at 2300rpm @ 100kph if i can recall

its a good mod, and the car drives alot better which (to me) is more important than how it looks



how short is first gear??? any disadvantages?
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:32 pm 
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how short is 1st gear?....... still not short enough !!!... get about 70kph out of 1st gear

only disadavantage is the tailshaft see's more stress at less speed, for example the tailshaft see's the same revolutions at 141kph with a 4.11 diff, as it did with at 180kph with a 3.23 diff ratio

so unless you plan on upgrading your tailshaft, or fitting a tailshaft loop at least, best off staying under 150kph which should be easy enough lol
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:15 pm 
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oh ok, i get you, yeah should b easy to keep under 150km lol, how did you adjust your speedo?
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:19 pm 
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Jaycar speedo corrector, but you can get an already built one from shiftkits.com.au

its very easy to wire up, all done at the cluster
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:22 pm 
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oh ok, awsum sounds pretty easy, i m thinking 4:11 are a bit high, i might get 3:7 or 3:9
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:33 pm 
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ive had 3.73's in it as well..... they were great behind a manual, but when i converted back to auto it felt like stock... im never going any lower than 4.11's behind an auto series again

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR5EvYtajjU
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 11:17 pm 
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oh ok, cool, thanks for that info man, very helpful, thanks
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:37 pm 
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Hows it man, sweet ride... Ive got same year ghia as you, standy as though, any chance you could chuck up a pic of engine bay? does your engine have tickford badge on tapet cover?

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:00 pm 
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here is a pic of my engine bay

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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 5:13 pm 
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cheers man, real tidy, mines only done 140k, really tidy aswell, just wondering why ghias didnt come out with tickford badges on tapet cover like xr's etc... must be the undercover tickfords ay lol. still got the T on the head this is what counts.....

 

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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 7:29 pm 
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the EL GHIA has been sold :( , and has been replaced my a BA MKII XR6 Turbo Ute :D , i will make a garage for the Ute soon.
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:26 pm 
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I swear i seen it in wodonga the other day. Becoz i seen it and thort wow thats nice and yeh just clicked then
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 Post subject: Re: 1998 EL FAIRMONT GHIA
Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:33 pm 
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you prob did man, it goes on thurs and then the turbo comes :)
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