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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - update pg 6
Posted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:45 pm 
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Put up some more pictures of it :D


of my car? lol i need to go take some more, one day.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - update pg 6
Posted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:17 pm 
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laa laa laa..... :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:51 pm 
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so annnnyway, going by the topic of stuff going wrong with my car..... :lol:

we broke a rocker arm putting the cam in :lol: one of the lifters was a bit C**k-eyed when we turned the engine by hand after the rocker gear was bolted down, and the valve hit the piston and pushed the lifter outwards, cracking the rocker arm.... lucky it did that and not bend the valve..... wouldve been the last thing i needed to take the head off to replace a valve, lol.

the back end started skipping out in 2nd in the dry when i hit 3000rpm.... that was a bit scary :shock: lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:52 pm 
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oh, and yes i am running the cam with a tractor manifold. i know its robbing power but i cant afford another set of extractors at the moment.

and yes thats a Bentley Continental GT that drives past in the 2nd video.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:45 am 
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nice mate its sounds great but its not lumpy maybe i should get a video of my car
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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:53 pm 
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update fo shizz

had the EL at the mechanics the other week, getting new rotors, ball joints, wishbone bushes and a general fluids change. farrrk man you shouldve seen the old ball joints :shock: and i was told the old wishbone bushes were that bad that ive been lucky they havent fallen out :shock: but drives so much better now theyve been replaced.

but.... they came up with a nice list for me:

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- rear brakes next service
- tailpipe melting bumper
- muffler has large dents
- rattle in cat convertor
- gearbox exhaust mount broken (ie. there isnt one)
- diff filler plug cross threaded :shock:
- clutch fork boot missing
- front wheel bearing washers missing ( WTF??? )
-handbrake needs replacing
- rear main oil seal leaking
- front main oil seal leaking
- power steering hose leak

f**k..... ive let the old girl go a bit :shock: time to spend more money i dont have :?

oh and i also need a new drivers window reg.... and im NOT paying $275 for a new one :evil: anyone got one for a better price than that?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:58 pm 
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oh and i also need a new drivers window reg.... and im NOT paying $275 for a new one :evil: anyone got one for a better price than that?


You pull it! About $50ish i think :) Just means another trip down! Or you get someone to Send to you haha

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:02 pm 
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either that of i'll risk driving it over again ( :lol: ) and have a dyno day while im over there :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:06 pm 
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hmm.. it wasn't that long ago we had one... ;) But im sure we could Organize a small one again soon :)

But if you want someone to send on up there let us know! Me and dad could head to UPI one weekend :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 9:07 pm 
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yeah il have to see what happens. im getting really sick of not being able to put my drivers window down... cant drive it at the moment anyway cos ive done another clutch cable :evil: :?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:24 am 
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Well, its been a while since ive been on this thread......

I sold the Ghia around November 2010, got $3,000 for it.

The new owner really, really didnt treat it that well, within a couple months the clutch was rooted, seats were destroyed, my new roof lining was sagging, steering wheel was rooted, etc etc.

Then a mate of mine bought it with intention to revive it, but after a thorough look over it was decided that it was too far gone, so it was stripped :( that was a sad moment, a lot of blood, sweat, hours and money went into that car, and lots of good memories were made too.

But, these things do happen i spose.

I got my 5.0 Wagon back, so Im keeping that now for a while longer, i just cant seem to get rid of it for too long :lol:

So yeah, I guess that ends it for this build thread.
Thanks for all your advice and compliments etc etc, and I'll see you guys in the other threads!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Just read the whole thread and i was quite impressed! given me a few ideas for my ghia in the future. :)

It is sad how yours went though. :(
May she rest in peace...

 

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 Post subject: Re: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:11 pm 
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No worries man, glad it's given someone some inspiration! At least some of the bits live on in my wagon lol

 

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