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 Post subject: Anthony's EF Fairmont
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Hi guys

I just picked up a Ef II fairmont of an old bloke for 2 grand fair happy with it.

Its in fair good nic inside and out but front passenger side needs some love were he bumped into something.

it has 215k on the clock so not bad for its age.

runs smooth but need's new shockies really bad so will do them first.

if you guys have any idea's ( that are not going to cost me my house ) let me know.

Thanks

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:14 pm 
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If you are going to replace Shocks anyway, I would be looking at a set of lowered springs as well. BTW, you CAN fit AU XR type shocks and springs to the front, they seem to offer a more sure footed ride. Just remember to flatten the bracket on the side of the front shock so as not to foul anything.
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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:11 pm 
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yeah im going to lower it.

thanks for the tip.
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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:52 pm 
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Well a nice exhaust is always good, but not too loud and bogany, it is a Straight 6 afterall.

Then I suppose you might want to fit a larger air intake (good cheap mod) and aftermarket extractors and cat.

If you get twin exhaust tips like mine, be vigilant. Make sure the d**k doesn't fit them crooked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0PTk6W7WBA

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:33 pm 
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OMG that is funny i was looking at that video yesterday and made up my mind that i was gonna get that exhaust.

looked a heapz of Ef videos but liked ur's the best coz it's nice and quiet but got some grunt when u put the boot into it.

and its a fairmont six as u say not and xr or anything.

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:22 pm 
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Haha, cheers, glad you like it.

I opted for the rear resinator. So nice grumble at idle then it just picks up from there as your foot drops.

Have fun.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:27 pm 
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ok i just got a pair of 6inch Fusion rear speakers ( already in nice and easy to do )

i have a 12inch fusion Jona Lomou comp sub and a 1200w Dub mono block to put in.

I question were is the easiest spot to run my power for the amp.

i dont know what the best hole to go thro in the firewall is.

Any help would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:45 pm 
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wtbdlltd wrote:
ok i just got a pair of 6inch Fusion rear speakers ( already in nice and easy to do )

i have a 12inch fusion Jona Lomou comp sub and a 1200w Dub mono block to put in.

I question were is the easiest spot to run my power for the amp.

i dont know what the best hole to go thro in the firewall is.

Any help would be great.

Thanks


I found that the hole for the bonnet release cable worked quite well, then down through the kick panel, along the sides of the doors and through a gap behind the seats into the boot
The hole is located on the drivers side, up the top of the engine bay, cant miss it

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:14 pm 
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Hey bud, seems like a pretty clean Fairmont you got there. Apart from the battle scars on the passenger front, it looks to be a fairly straight car.

Have a look through the Garage section of the forum, there are many EF/EL builds in there which will be sure to give you many ideas.

As for your amp power cable, another option is to run it through the hole in the firewall to the right side of the brake booster. This hole is for the clutch cable on 5-speed manual equipped models, but since your's is automatic, this hole is pretty much free to use :wink:

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 12:34 pm 
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thanks guys

i used the hole near brake booster just poked the amp cable in and it fell next to the brake pedal.

Took about 10mins to do the rest.

I had a vt commie b4 this car and man these fords are so much easier to do stuff to.

the vt i needed star head keys and all just to get the carpet up.

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 6:16 pm 
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k sub and amp are finished just need to work on the boot for more space etc.

ill tidy up the wiring on the rear speakers when i can be bothered.

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Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:09 am 
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Awesome work with the parcel shelf speakers, stock covers was a good idea.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My new Ef II fairmont were do i start
Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:53 pm 
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i just paid for a EL fairmont Chrome number plate surround hope to get it in a few days in the mail

also looking at a NL Cluster witch looks pimp.

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 5:52 am 
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i just paid for a EL fairmont Chrome number plate surround hope to get it in a few days in the mail

also looking at a NL Cluster witch looks pimp.


Excellent. Those are two mods I wanted to do. I did do the first one, easy as and really improves the look of the rear. I never did go for, and will not, the EL grill up front. I prefer the streamline, simple, classy EF Fairmont one.

What do you think of Lane/LTD cornering lamps. Only really good for a wank as they are all looks. Unless ofcourse you wire them up the way they came from the factory (I opted not to).

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Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:45 pm 
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yeah im thinking about the fog lights but also the hole in the front bar is also really good for a cheap air intake mod.

so sill deciding what i want to do.
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