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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:51 pm 
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okay so didn't quite fix the welsh plug, spent 3 hours trying to remove the extractors, which are a b*tch of a job. had 2 bolts i couldnt get to, so jut packed it up and thought i'd do it during the week. BUT did get the wheels, and they look awesome. agreed on 500 with the bloke and he was happy. tyres all have heaps of tread, couple of rims have gutter rash and a gash through em, but only noticeable when you come close. some pics:
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:59 am 
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thats lookin niice dude, what you mean you had trouble, like were the bolts to tight / couldnt get them undone, or just because they were in s**t places? ahh well. hope fully when you have a go at it again it works. wheels look good though :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:32 pm 
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naa bolts were tight, but WD40 and a pole made it WAY easier. BUT i couldn't get the first bolt right behind the power steering, which made it a b*tch! so ill get an extension, but i had to pack it all up and put it together because i needed to pick up the rims. so will fix it during the week hopefully.
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:53 pm 
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naa bolts were tight, but WD40 and a pole made it WAY easier. BUT i couldn't get the first bolt right behind the power steering, which made it a b*tch! so ill get an extension, but i had to pack it all up and put it together because i needed to pick up the rims. so will fix it during the week hopefully.


well, if you have any further trouble, use a sand filled hammer, and tap on the end of the breaker bar / spanner your using. a lesson i once learnt from my dad, i couldnt get a stripped bolt off my torque converter on my mazda.

 

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Go the clarion system thumpin the bass to kernaghan :D
Project : Mazda rx7 Series 2 allan moffat mock up.

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:47 pm 
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yea well all i need is an extension to reach it, so hopefully will be fixed on wednesday.

on a positive note, took some pics after washing the car, went for a nice drive, man those wheels just hug the ground.
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:52 pm 
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it looks really good dude, nice and clean... should probably wash mine... and awsome, hope you can get it done.

 

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'95 Ef Fairmont, 18" Chrome rims, Clarion Dvd Unit, Pacemakers & 2.5" Exhaust, LPG Conversion.
Go the clarion system thumpin the bass to kernaghan :D
Project : Mazda rx7 Series 2 allan moffat mock up.

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:31 pm 
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Got some bad news guys. car will be coming off the road due to a head gasket blowing. after 13 years, the heat got the better of it. drop in compression was not caused by the welsh plug, at closer inspection after unbolting the extractors, the leak led up to the head gasket. oil and water mixed and all milky :(
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:04 pm 
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ahhh well, better start getting into ripping the head off, oh and while your there may as well have some porting done and a new cam :D im currently helping my dad do the same thing to a v8 disco, not fun. really really really clogged up and grotty...

 

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'95 Ef Fairmont, 18" Chrome rims, Clarion Dvd Unit, Pacemakers & 2.5" Exhaust, LPG Conversion.
Go the clarion system thumpin the bass to kernaghan :D
Project : Mazda rx7 Series 2 allan moffat mock up.

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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:45 am 
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alright, its been a while but finally getting the car fixed. alot of you will have heard of bresciani racing, well the cars getting dropped of today at there new work shop initial D. as well as the head gasket being fixed, advance timing a little, machine head as much as possible for higher comp, porting and a tune. all for an awesome price.
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:37 pm 
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update, bad news for the car. the head has been taken off and gone to a machining shop. apparently there are cracks between the cylinders which are causing pre-detonation under throttle? and the top of the cylinder where the valves are, it has caused the alloy to be eaten away. now the guy doing the work to the head says that he can weld it all up and repair it but is that just a band-aid solution and should i be looking towards a rebuild or reconditioned engine?

on a positive note, front springs came in last week, so hopefully next week the front will finally be lowered with the LSD hopefully going in too if all go to plan.
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:38 pm 
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finally! good news, got the car back this morning, went very well, head has been reconditioned, feels much better. less sluggish and idles much smoother. feels more raw. gave it a good wash and polish as soon as i got it home.
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:22 pm 
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so i've been getting around to fixing the car lately. finally my springs arrived from another forum member, so got stuck into fitting them with a pair of brand new monroe gt gas shocks, during the week. also been doing a bit of cleaning. gone around the whole car and cleaned every corner, plus some polishing here and there ;)
even got around to painting my calipers gold :P look sweet.
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mind the dirty wheels :P was too lazy to wash them when i took the pic haha
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:29 pm 
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looks much better now :) what springs did you end up putting in?
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 11:22 pm 
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just kings super lows up front, ultras in the rear. sits nice n flat.
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 Post subject: Re: Billy's EL fairmont build
Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:34 pm 
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just got my amp and sub installed today. got an Infinity 1260W 300WRMS sub with a Kenwood KAC-8105D 1000W mono-block. absolutely hammers, plus got it for cost price and free install at work :P
will get some pictures during the day tomorrow :D
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