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 Post subject: CHRISO'S EL FAIRMONT GHIA - PROJECT
Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2015 5:09 pm 
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Age: 34

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Joined: 30th May 2011

Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia 5.0ltr

Location: MELBOURNE
VIC, Australia

So, a massive thanks to all fordmods.com contributer's as this forum has been a huge source of enjoyment/assistance/social calendar for many years.

In following the suggested format see below.

GENERAL

MAKE: FORD
MODEL: FAIRMONT GHIA - SEDAN
YEAR:98
COLOUR: SILVER

MECHANICAL

ENGINE:5.0ltr
TRANSMISSION:AUTO
DIFFERENTIAL: unknown
BRAKES: FACTORY
SUSPENSION: there must be ultra lows up front coz some scrubbing of gaurds has taken place
EXHAUST: PACEMAKER headers

STYLING

WHEELS/TYRES: EL GT 17" copies
INTERIOR: woodgrain/chrome accents - factory
EXTERIOR: - requires some love
IN CAR ENTERTAINMENT: factory stacker

OTHER

FUTURE PLANS: heads, cams, water pump, starter, exhaust, the list goes on...
MONEY SPENT SO FAR: $4,000.00 - approx
CREDITS/THANKS: Bridgestone hoppers crossing

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learned the hard way
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i will make an attempt to get some better quality pics for you guys and gals
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will keep you all updated on progress.

Cheers

 

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- 98 EL FAIRMONT GHIA 5.0ltr
- 12 FG FPV F6 (rocket ship)
- 09 FG XR6T SEDAN
- 09 FG XR6 UTE

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 Post subject: Re: CHRISO'S EL FAIRMONT GHIA - PROJECT
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:54 am 
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Age: 34

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Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia 5.0ltr

Location: MELBOURNE
VIC, Australia

updates
- Removed filthy big heat sponge
- Removed gas system
- fitted ngk irridium plugs
- fitted new plug leads
- fitted new aftermarket headlight assemblies
- fitted new INTIMIDATOR 775cca 55ah battery
- fitted new aftermarket indicators ... NOTE: not happy with direct replacement
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already purchased/not fitted yet:
- aftermarket header tank
- aluminium radiator/coolant hoses
- water pump

running much better, delivers loads more power, got rid of miss fire. still doesnt start nicely though.

till next time

 

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- 98 EL FAIRMONT GHIA 5.0ltr
- 12 FG FPV F6 (rocket ship)
- 09 FG XR6T SEDAN
- 09 FG XR6 UTE

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 Post subject: Re: CHRISO'S EL FAIRMONT GHIA - PROJECT
Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:55 pm 
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Joined: 18th Jul 2012

Ride: BF XR6 Mk2, ED Gli

Location: Yarra Valley, Victoria
VIC, Australia

good to see a v8 thread and you took it off gas :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: CHRISO'S EL FAIRMONT GHIA - PROJECT
Posted: Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:11 pm 
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Ride: EL Fairmont Ghia 5.0ltr

Location: MELBOURNE
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We have been pretty busy last 4 moths due to a little surprise: see below
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Her name is Evie =)

Apologies for slow updates.

So, a few threads on here lead me to believe that the BLUE LED dash was an easily achievable hour or so project. I had spent more than a few hours at work flipping through threads to research. So, off i went to see my mates at JAYCAR. Bought an assortment of LED's in bulb holders. BLUE, WHITE & RED. (I had also bought some genuine ford bulbs in holders for ebay) Fiddled with different setups for a while.
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NOTE: need to buy an EF fairmont high series cluster to pinch the "WHITE" needles. The WHITE LED'S from JAYCAR behind the indicators are NOT bright enough. The little metal contacts/tabs/wings are bent/folded to apply spring like contact on underside of PCB (instument cluster)
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This photo is the GENUINE ford bulb & holder.

NOTE: If buying new bulb holders - YOU MUST BEND THESE CONTACTS or else they won't work correctly.

Fitted new starter motor $150 buck from EBAY =)

 

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- 98 EL FAIRMONT GHIA 5.0ltr
- 12 FG FPV F6 (rocket ship)
- 09 FG XR6T SEDAN
- 09 FG XR6 UTE

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 Post subject: Re: CHRISO'S EL FAIRMONT GHIA - PROJECT
Posted: Wed Oct 28, 2015 4:15 pm 
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Ride: EF-XR6/XG-6/XE-V8- project

Congrats dude beautiful baby,love the EL too-look forward to updates,cheers,Johnny.

 

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