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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:43 pm 
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Ride: EB1 Fairmont Ghia T5 Wagon

Location: Seven Hills, Sydney
NSW, Australia

Due to the large number of pages in my build thread, and considering I have not finished (doubt that will ever happen), I have created an index of links to the various mods done to the Wagon. I hope this assists members to find information that can help with mods to their own Fords.

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ED Ghia Engine Removal - Early Photos of XB Bonnet Fabrication

1.5" Lowering Blocks Installed - Load Helpers - Pinstripe Removed

Wagon Engine and Auto Removed

Serpentine Belt Conversion on ED Engine

LPG Wiring - Heater Box Replacement

Heater Box Prep

Engine Bay Prep - T5 Bolted to ED Engine

ED Engine and T5 Installed Part 1 - Now running on Petrol

ED Engine and T5 Installed Part 2

EB Manual Gearboot and Interior

Thermo Fans Installed

S/Low Springs, BOGE Struts and Pedders Sway Bar Installed

Sprint Front Lip - Hood Lining - NL Fairlane Interior Light - AU Map Lights

LPG Wiring Installed - Sports Steering Wheel - Last Photo of Red EB Sedan

New Gear Knob - Tow Bar Installed - EL Engine Removed from Red EB

Scores from Pick N Payless - Redback 2.5" Exhaust

New Front Slotted Rotors

Painted Tailgate Number Plate Garnish and Wiper Cowl

EL Carpet and Centre Console

EL Door Mirrors LH - EL Door Trims

EL Door Mirrors RH

EL Door Trims and Lighting Mod - NF Cluster Tested

EL Dash Conversion Completed

EL Engine Prep - Extractors Prep

EL Engine in the Wagon - XB Bonnet Progress 2

More XB Bonnet Progress 3

Rust Repairs - More XB Bonnet Progress 4

More XB Bonnet Progress 5

More Rust Removal - NL Side Repeaters - Ghia Badge

Tie Down Points for the Dogs - LED Door Handles - Relocate Washer Nozzels

Driving Lights

More XB Bonnet Progress 6

XB Bonnet Initial Install - Black Wheels

Shortening the EB T5 Shifter

EB11 A/C Lines - EL Wagon Tail Lights

EL External Door Handles - Retrim EL Door Trim Inserts 1

EL External Door Handles - Retrim EL Door Trim Inserts 2

LED Interior Light Conversion - EL Rear Cargo Panels - Silver Steering Wheel

BA Headlight Mod

Black Door Stikers

Steering Wheel Centre - Driving Light Switch

C Pillar Touch Up - XB Bonnet Repair/Paint 1 - Electric Sunroof Picked Up

XB Bonnet Paint 2

17" CSA Prowlers

Before and After Photos

XB Bonnet Paint 3

XB Bonnet Paint 4

2.5 " Lowering Blocks 1

2.5" Lowering Blocks 2

XB Bonnet Paint 5

XB Bonnet Paint 6

T5 Billet Shifter

XB Bonnet Paint 7

XB Bonnet Paint 8

XB Bonnet Paint 9

XB Bonnet Painted - AU Rocker Cover

LPG Fix - Sydney All Ford Day 2009

Painted Front Rotor Hubs - Custom Cruise Buttons

BBM Conversion

LPG Mod to suit BBM 1- BA Front Bar Fab 1

LPG Mod to suit BBM 2

Polished EL Rocker Cover

EL Rear Brake Conversion - XR6 Wagon Tail Gate Spoiler 1

Tangcla Photo Shoot - EB Recaro Seat Repair 1

EB Recaro Seat Repair 2

EB Recaro Seat Repaired

XR6 Wagon Tail Gate Spoiler 2

'wulos' Photo Shoot

Tinted Clear Indicators

Painted Roof Racks

Stereo DVD Player 01

A/C Troubles - BA Front Bar 2 - MMM Rear Bar 1

Whiteline Rear Wagon Swaybar

BA Front Bar 3

Annual Bathurst Cruise 2009

Wade 1673 Cam

Electric Sunroof Install 1

Electric Sunroof Install 2

Electric Sunroof Install 3

Electric Sunroof Install 4 - Battery Terminals

C Pillars Painted, Fancy Valve Caps, Front Suspension Rebuild, Rear Sway Bar Sedan Diff Mounts

EL Wagon Cargo Carpet

Power Steering Cooler

More Power Steering Issues - Shiney Bonnet Vents

Steering Wheel Boss Kit Repair - AU Door Handles 1

AU Door Handles 2

Front Ford Badge - New Gear Knob

BA Front Bar 4

Fuel Flap Mod

MMM Rear Bar 2

Modding the CSA Prowler Wheels 1

XG Ute Leaf Springs

Satin Black Pearl Instrument Cluster Surround

Modding the CSA Prowler Wheels 2

Modding the CSA Prowler Wheels 3 - Painting Rear Quarter Vent Surrounds & Front Door Frames - Front Ghia Badge

Modding the CSA Prowler Wheels 4 Left Side on the Wagon

Modding the CSA Prowler Wheels 5 Right Side on the Wagon - Satin Black Pearl Door Spears

BA DOHC 1 - Engine Acquired

BA DOHC 2 - Plans and Ideas

BA DOHC 3 - A/C Brackets Attempt 1 - Body Wiring Loom Acquired

BA DOHC 4 - Pwr Steering Pump Bracket Attempt 1

BA DOHC 5 - Front Dress Complete - A/C and Pwr Steering Brackets

DBA Brake Rotors - Again

BA DOHC 6 - A/C Pump Attempt 2 - Success

BA DOHC 7 - Heater Pipes

Rear Suspension - Height Adjustment Part 1 - GPS Power Mod

Rear Suspension - Height Adjustment Part 2 - BA PCM

BA DOHC 8 - Parts - Throttle Pedal - Air Intake

Polyair Air Bags

New Rear Tires

Bathurst Cruise Pics 2010

Body Kit Part 1

Body Kit Part 2

Body Kit Pics

CSA Rims Cracked Again - New Stereo

New Wheels - AJR Signature Copies and LEDs in the Cargo Bay

2010 Xmas QLD Trip Pics - OOOPS I broke the Front Bar - BA Turbo Gear

Breakdowns and Fixes

Ign Issues - Stuffed Cat Convertor

General Maintenance Update

More BA Parts - New Exhaust Tip

Ign Coil Relocation

Clutch Cable Firewall Reinforcement - Speaker Upgrade

New Clutch Cable (Again) - Steering Rack (Again) - LPG Plumbing

Ign Issues (Again) - Smartlock Bypass Module?

XB GT Bonnet - Refresh Time

New Smartlock Bypass Module

Remote Paging Alarm System - Subwoofer Install

General Update

XB GT Bonnet - Refresh Part 2 - Stereo Stuff - Crappy Clutch Cables

Water Leak - ICS Control - Odd Electrical Gremlin

EG GT Flares - BA XR Front Bar

Body Kit Part 3

Body Kit Part 4

Body Kit Part 5

Body Kit Part 6



WOW - I can't believe how long that is!!!!

Here is a link to my previous garage thread BenJ's EB Budget Buildup

I have relocated the pics and intro to my second post further down the page. Click Here To Read

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:48 pm 
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nice wagon there ben, the paint seems in really good nick, interior needs a clean but that is nothing... ya not getting rid of the red beast are ya?

how is the motor etc etc, EB One i take it?
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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 1:21 pm 
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Power: 225 rwkw

Location: glenwood/sydney
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$400?? what was the catch?? km high?? or perhaps a little late night "favour"?? :lol: nice find especialy being a fairmont ghia..

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 2:59 pm 
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Location: South Coast
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Good to see you've seen the light and bought a wagon finally. . . . :P

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 3:15 pm 
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Power: 198 rwkw

Location: parramatta
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Now that is a nice find ,
EL trim / dash and so on ? Ben :P , got a spare 5spd convo here :P

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 4:04 pm 
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Wow ben that is PIMP, clean it up and dump it, and thats all she needs :D:D:D

Very good deal you get, nice work mate.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:24 pm 
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Aha, so you got ya new baby, good choice...welcome to the wagon club :) Looks much better than those other photos and I also see you don't need that towbar either.

That little beauty is going to scrub up real nice!!

Cheers
RD

BTW, love ya dogs!!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:51 pm 
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good buy there ben.... one of very few black wagons around.. very sexy indeed...

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:09 pm 
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Great buy Ben. Welcome to the wagon club!

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:34 pm 
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+ it has roof racks and HD tow bar...cool colour

- disgusting EB series 1 interior and EB ghia wheels look like chunder

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:53 pm 
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What a wagon and what a steal.Good work.I cant wait to see what happens lol :) :) :)

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:12 pm 
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Ride: EB1 Fairmont Ghia T5 Wagon

Location: Seven Hills, Sydney
NSW, Australia

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I would like to introduce you all to the reason I now have a Wagon.

This is Pippin. We have had her for a few years. Pippin is a Labrador, German Pointer Cross.

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And this is Pepper. She has just joined our happy family. Pepper is Belgian Shepherd Cross.

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As you can see, Pepper is quite large, and the two dogs in the back seat of my sedan was quite crowded. The the leather didn't like it much either.

So, it was decided a Wagon would be the solution and this is what we bought.

Year - 1991
Model - EB1 Ford Fairmont Ghia Wagon
Colour - Black Pearl
Engine - 4.0l six - LPG
Gearbox - BTR 4 speed auto
Diff - 3.23 LSD
Interior - Dark Leather and cloth, digital dash, pwr windows, Child seat in the rear
Condition - NEEDS LOVE BADLY
Cost - $400 (yes you read it correctly)

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I have plenty of plans which I will detail soon.

Cheers
BenJ

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Thanks fellas for all the positive comments.

Now for a reality check.

Current condition.

Body

While the clear is not peeling anywhere, the paint is not in the best condition. There are several large scatches, and numerous smaller ones.

There is a couple of small shopping trolley dings and a larger crease behind the left rear wheel arch. There is also rust in the rear wheel arches, and in the dog leg. The roof is a bit rippley but I am able to live with it.


Interior

The pwr windows all work. The trip comp seems ok, but the climate control and air con don't work. The digital dash all works and wipers, washers, lights etc are all working.

The roof lining is sagging (read falling down). The seats need a good clean, and the drivers seat is worn through on the right hand bolster. The leather is quite worn but I like the darker coloured leather. I have already removed the child seat. There is no carpet in the boot. The dash pad is cracked.


Engine/drivetrain

The diff seems ok, with no noise. Not sure if the LSD is doing its thing.

The auto shifts fine with no slipping.

The engine is buggered with a blown head gasket.

Suspension feels good, with no bounce, and the rear leaves seem to have extras in there, and they may be out of a ute, as the front bush is oval.

Steering is nice and light with no rattle.

LPG seems fine, but the wiring is a complete mess.

Petrol is not working.


So that is my assessment of how it sits.



Now for the Plans.

Repairs

The body will receive required rust repairs and the paint will be patched as an interim.

I will get the Engine running on petrol again and take care of the wiring for the LPG.

The EL engine and auto from my sedan will go in. The 3.45 LSD centre from the sedan will be installed in a diff housing from an EF/EL wagon so I can run the later model brakes on the rear. In the meantime I will test the LSD in the EB diff. Later a T5 will make it's way in to the wagon.

The interior out of the sedan will be moved in to the wagon with the exception of the seats. The darker leather will work nicely with the EL dash, console and door trims. I will need to acquire an EF/EL carpet before I can contemplate that conversion.

The front suspension from the sedan will be swapped over and lowering blocks will go in the rear. The wheels from the sedan should look great against the black. The Hayman Reese towbar will be removed and sold. I will find a normal towbar later on.


There will obviously be numerous smaller things that happen along the way, but I am sure the journey will be interesting for me and for you.

Cheers
BenJ

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:14 pm 
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I like black EB/ED's they look more classy. Nice find mate.
Tell us your plans im interested because of what your EB has turned into.
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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Ride: 93 Maverick LWB/S2 LWB Delica

Power: 75 rwkw

Location: uoʇǝlƃuıs lʍoq ʇsnp
NSW, Australia

gogetta wrote:
+ it has roof racks and HD tow bar...cool colour

- disgusting EB series 1 interior and EB ghia wheels look like chunder


Except for the leather cracking (normal unless you baby it) I love the interior in these, the wheels look good for stock mags of the era.

Awesome buy, I am very jealous of Ben as I have already told him.

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:39 pm 
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BenJ when you say sedan do you mean the red EB?
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