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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 6:20 am 
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One of the best threads yet for the Garage. It is for this reason we now have the Garage. Well done Ben. Very Nice work
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Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 9:28 pm 
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This is a great car, i have got most of the inspiration to tidy up mine from this thread.

Well done on a great EB mate.

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:15 am 
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well done young fella... looking forward to see what you come up with next...

 

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Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:35 am 
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Cheers Guys.

Thanks for the support.

The other week I picked up an almost new tyre at the wreckers. It is a Nankang EX500 225/50/16. I got it for $30.

I called around, and Bob Jane could supply a matching tyre new for $120 and quoted me $30 to fit and balance the other tyre. I said I also had another tyre, a Sonar 225/50/16 to go on my spare rim, which is a FTR I scored off Bunter for $60 a couple of weeks ago.

So all up I was looking at dropping around $180 the whole job. Pretty good I thought.

I was chatting to the guys at Bob Jane about the car. They liked the interior and engine upgrade, and commented on how they don't see many 'old' cars like it around anymore.

Funny, I don't consider the EB 'Old'. But I guess it is 16 years old.

They finished the job, and I went to pay the bill, and he asked how many tyres had to be disposed of. I thought to myself, there goes some more cash for mods.

Then he said, that will be $126 thanks. We won't charge you for the fit and balances.

Yipeeeeeeee.

Thanks Bob Jane Blacktown. You guys are champs.

Next mod.

Hopefully slotted rotors all round along with EL rear brakes.

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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 8:28 pm 
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Yep i dont think an EB is old but then again i dont think of the XD as being old *L*.
Have you thought of doing the dash surround black like the EL GT i think it would tie in nicely with the black you have added already to the interior the only thing to weigh up is if it would be to much black.
But IMO i think it would look good and suit your theme.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:43 pm 
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Just read this one from start to finsh and it has to be one of the most interesting threads yet. Top work BenJ. Look forward to seeing what you do next.
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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:02 pm 
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just read whole thing, top thread mate, some great work in here.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:36 am 
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Well hello all, once again.

I have been a little quiet for a while, but have been busy adding small things here and there. The one item I have been waiting for arrived today, so I took the opportunity to get some pics.

I have added some bling to the interior. I scored some chrome handles at the right price, along with a chrome shifter stem. I already had a chrome handbrake button, which I hadn't fitted. The final piece of the puzzel was a new leather gear knob with chrome button. Not any ole grey gear knob though. I managed to get my hands on a brand new EL GT Black Perforrated Leather gear knob. whoo hoo.

The other things added to the interior are, an NF dome light, and I painted the Fairmont dash spear satin black. The photos also show the carpeted kick panels.

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There are a couple of things I want to do to finish the interior. I will be painting the transmission selector surround Satin Black, along with the Stereo surround. This should give some balance and highlights I am trying to achieve.

The other mod I am currently working on is installing an NF Fairlane Cluster. This involves making a new adapter loom to plug into my existing adapter loom, as well as fitting the switches to the door locks and running wires to the cluster fromt the doors, boot, and fuel flap for the door ajar feature to work. The other function of the NF Fairlane cluster is a bulb out feature, which itentifies if a brake or park light bulb is blown.

Oh, I also have some Ghia Door Lamps I will be installing soon.

Pics of those when they are done.

Thanks to Snap0964 the door looms and door ajar switches are already installed, Cheers Mate. Snap also refurbished the lettering on the Power Window switches, so they look brand new now. Many thanks once again.

In other areas, I installed some new spark plugs. I bought some KLG 3 Prong plugs. At first I had a miss at idle, then realised I hadn't gapped them. So after gapping them, all is good, no miss. With the new plugs, the car pulls a lot harder. I am surprised how much improvement there is from just a set of spark plugs. I will do the Leads soon too.

The EB has passed the Pink Slip for another year, and is registered again untill June 2009. Woot.

Cheers
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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:50 am 
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Nice work BenJ. Im liking the new interior mods.
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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:18 am 
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looking good Benj, love your work, this car is sweet.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:33 am 
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looking nicer every time i see it..
im also about to fitt a nf interior light..lol
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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:00 am 
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Hey ben, is that interior light a plug and play thing, or swapping plugs or something needed?

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 10:54 am 
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Thanks Guys for the kind words.

Andrew, there is a tiny bit of wiring to change, but it is pretty easy. One of the wires off the NF plug needs to be earthed to the roof. The NF factory loom has an earth wire where the EB Fairmont loom doesn't.

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Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:55 am 
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BenJ wrote:
Thanks to Snap0964 the door looms and door ajar switches are already installed, Cheers Mate. Snap also refurbished the lettering on the Power Window switches, so they look brand new now. Many thanks once again.
No probs mate - 2 people doing the job makes it much quicker. Good pickup on the NF bits.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 11:33 pm 
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Reading this topic yet again i think to myself,,, how much modding and alike benj does... good stuff

 

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