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 Post subject: Alfys EL Fairmont Ghia - [GHIA 40] - Mmmmm lumpy
Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:17 am 
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hey fellas, thought i would post up my ride for the hell of it.

GENERAL

MAKE: Ford
MODEL: EL Fairmont Ghia
YEAR: Sep 1997
COLOUR: N9 Navy Blue

MECHANICAL

ENGINE: 4.0 Tickford inline 6
TRANSMISSION: 4 Speed Auto
DIFFERENTIAL: 3.45 LSD
BRAKES: Standard
SUSPENSION: King Superlows
EXHAUST: Motavator Extractors, 2.5'' X-Force Exhaust

STYLING

WHEELS/TYRES: 17'' Speedy Longchamps, 235/45 Supercat Tyres
INTERIOR: Standard
EXTERIOR: NL Fairlane side indicators, NL Fairlane cornering lights
IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT: Pioneer DEH-P7700MP H/U, Factory Premuim Sound

OTHER

FUTURE PLANS: Manual, CMS 3 Head and Cam, New Seats, Respray, Tickford Bodykit, New Sound System.
MONEY SPENT SO FAR: about $3,000 (on repairs lol)
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bought it back in march 2008 for $8,000, probably a bit too much but it was kind of love at first sight.

anyway, 2 weeks later, it started pinging under acceleration, and misfiring at high revs. hmm, this was strange i thought. dizzy was fine, coil was fine, all the leads were fine. the next day, the auxillary shaft decided it would strip its teeth.

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the old one was just as shiny as the new one, this confused us a bit. found out it hadnt been done properly 35,000km beforehand, and it had been misaligned with the dizzy drive cog. so a couple of teeth eventually shaved thin enough to snap off... and ended up in the sump, which was then sucked up by the oil pump, which promptly seized.

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thats what we found in the oil pickup screen.

anyway, that was all fixed, along with a new timing chain, whith was also half rooted.

and basically this is how it is today:

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So yeah, thats about it for the moment. i shall post updates and new pics whenever i get the chance to.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:26 am 
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heres a video of the exhaust. it sounded a lot meatier then, before i got the extractors fitted. and yes the starter motor was rooted. lol

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Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:30 am 
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and heres a 0-100 video, taken on a flat highway in a 110 zone, at night with no other cars around.

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Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:19 am 
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Nice EL man. Lookin real nice :wink: .
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Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2008 5:09 am 
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Location: Brisbane, Bouncing off 5800RPM
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EL's FTW!!!

Nice mate, real nice.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:13 am 
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thanks guys.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:43 am 
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very tidy looking ride you have.....

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 2:04 pm 
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Nice looking Fairmont you got there
Nice buy!
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Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 3:43 pm 
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lol i had the same problem!! in Lincoln to! 2 days in Lincoln turned into 5, i turned left at the roundabout near kfc dove up the road it started coughing and carrying on and stopped right outside the workshop/servo and yeah it had stripped the cog,
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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:05 am 
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lol i had the same problem!! in Lincoln to! 2 days in Lincoln turned into 5, i turned left at the roundabout near kfc dove up the road it started coughing and carrying on and stopped right outside the workshop/servo and yeah it had stripped the cog,


lol how long ago was that?

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:45 am 
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ages ago, about a 8 months ago
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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:54 pm 
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nice looking car. if u want to get rid of that service light hold the button down thats infront of the cluster. put the keys in the igniton and turn onto acc while u still have the button in. then wait for the service spanner to go away
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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:57 pm 
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nice looking car. if u want to get rid of that service light hold the button down thats infront of the cluster. put the keys in the igniton and turn onto acc while u still have the button in. then wait for the service spanner to go away


lol yeah i done that video ages ago. the lights gone now lol

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:14 pm 
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oi sweet car love the black and chrome on it

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2008 5:15 pm 
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oi sweet car love the black and chrome on it


lol i wish it was black :lol:

its actually Navy Blue, the pics make it look black.

 

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