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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:17 pm 
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I loved the look of that xr8 you had...
Then kept scrolling and saw the ghia and loved it even more!
Makes me wish I saved up a bit more and got something better than a GLi, I'm only a student but, haha. I'm looking forward to seeing more mods.


Haha thanks for the comment. Yeah the XR8 was strange, it looked so good when i cleaned it. I don't think i've had a car that could look so different when dirty & clean
But, the Ghia is better :)
Well mate enjoy the GLi, you never know where it'll go or what you end up with. My brother had an EF GLi, then a lovely ticky kitted EL XR6 and now that blue XR8. So keep with it. They're easy enough to mod or to find another upper-spec model. You won't be a student forever!


Hahah true, thanks mate, I am enjoying it :D
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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:49 pm 
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Need to find someone dammit. Cant do everything myself :P

shameless plug.......

BT motorsport @ Smithfield....for general servicing or whatever......

 

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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:37 am 
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uniacidz wrote:
basically opposite the BP, usually has one of those yellow led flashin signs.

AVOID like the plague. They degreased my engine, stuffed a lead and ran the engine for 2 hours to dry it up, then i picked up the car and of course misfiring, told em to change the lead and tried to charge me $45 for a lead.

Another occasion, flatmates timing belt and water pump changed on the Hyundai, picked it up and a belt was loose. Like seriously.

Few more stories, but avoid em. Will be trying Rileys at some point. Need to find someone dammit. Cant do everything myself :P


Cool, if you give Rileys a go let me know how they are. I'll need a new place in the future once my bloke retires


Thanks dazzle, no harm in giving a plug, just a bit far for me!

 

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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:00 am 
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Well I've been having an issue with swapping to petrol from LPG. might be the fuel pump, NRMA think it was LPG solenoid, but I saw an LPG specialist and he said my system didn't have one lol
Interesting. Also confusing


Is anyone heading go the muscle car masters this Sunday at eastern creek?

 

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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:08 pm 
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hey nice car
i have read that you are having problems with your duel fuel system i would suggest going to NEW GAS at taren point they are the best i know and and heaps of gas installers give them a call for heap.
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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:48 pm 
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Gavin Dunn wrote:
hey nice car
i have read that you are having problems with your duel fuel system i would suggest going to NEW GAS at taren point they are the best i know and and heaps of gas installers give them a call for heap.


Yeah thanks mate, i have actually popped around to NEW GAS. I would like to drop it in for a LPG service there at some point!

The fuel pump was replaced, and happy days!

So nothing much has happened. I finally gave it a polish just before christmas!

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It does sit better than those pics suggest. I havent wound out the coilovers, its just the crappy driveway and weight transfer

 

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 Post subject: Re: The story of...brads EL XR8, EF XR8 & now EL Ghia V8!
Posted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:23 pm 
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Wellll, i hate to say it but i will be selling the Ghia soon!
I will get a proper ad up too.

Its a shame but im moving to bowral and commuting to sydney every day, so im looking at a new Fiesta as a buzzbox/commutor. That means the Ghia will have to go

1996 EL Fairmont Ghia V8, fully optioned from factory, 168,000km - immaculate leather interior, electric drivers seat, factory sunroof, EL GT copy rims, tickford bodykit (deleted rear wing for smooth look), Pedders Coilovers, EL GT headers, high flow cats and a custom twin 2.25" mandrel bent exhaust into twin Stainless steel 3" tips (took 2 days to build from scratch at Carline Mortdale), LPG system installed in 2011 (i will check to be sure), new fuel pump, brakes replaced and frozen calipers rebuilt (new pads &fluid). I had it serviced every 5000km, so i will add everything done to it soon.

Thanks guys

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brads fully optioned EL Ghia V8 - FOR SALE very soon!
Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:45 pm 
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well heres my for sale ad. check it out!

click the link ---> http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/nsw-el-v8-ghia-leather-coilovers-lpg-zorst-also-v8-t5-t122128.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brads fully optioned EL Ghia V8 - FOR SALE now!
Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:44 pm 
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hey guys, I am parting with the E-series V8 T5 manual gearbox (& bits) that i acquired a few years ago.

If interested (actually, if anyone reads this) have a look if interested

http://www.fordmods.com/post1385157.html#1385157

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brads fully optioned EL Ghia V8 - FOR SALE now!
Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 pm 
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Hi guys, Just updated my for sale ad with a few new pics. The car has rego until 17 November 2013

thanks

http://www.fordmods.com/ford-parts-for-sale-f17/fs-nsw-el-v8-ghia-kit-leather-coilovers-lpg-zorst-7500-t122128.html

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brads EL Ghia V8 - leather, sunroof, coilovers, XR-front
Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Wish I could drive a V8 now coz I would have snapped it up!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brads EL Ghia V8 - leather, sunroof, coilovers, XR-front
Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 1:07 pm 
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yeah the P-plater laws have hurt selling V8's and turbos!

who knows, if no ones interested then it could still be for sale when you get your Full licence :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brads EL Ghia V8 - leather, sunroof, coilovers, XR-front
Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Well my EL Ghia is now sold and on its way to QLD!

It has been fun, loved owning that car and the other E-series, but its time to move on. New house, new car, etc.

Thanks guys

 

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