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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:06 pm 
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the black dash facia & screen looked nice, and the wagon has a mean ride height

i reckon a shiftkit and 4.11's would finish it off nicely :twisted:

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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:19 pm 
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Looks good, MUCH better than the white IMO.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:47 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
the black dash facia & screen looked nice, and the wagon has a mean ride height


Its definately low enough in the front- now i just have to get the rear set to get it sitting tough.


FordFairmont wrote:
i reckon a shiftkit and 4.11's would finish it off nicely


Yeah man for sure, especially after having a spin in yours today.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:44 pm 
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yep the black def looks better than white, just before you go out and buy a new overflow container to replace the stained one in it now, why dont you jus try spraying it in satin black and see what you reckon then?
I was looking at stainless ones then sprayed mine black, now pretty happy with how it looks.
just a thought.....
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:49 pm 
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WGN-485 wrote:
yep the black def looks better than white, just before you go out and buy a new overflow container to replace the stained one in it now, why dont you jus try spraying it in satin black and see what you reckon then?
I was looking at stainless ones then sprayed mine black, now pretty happy with how it looks.
just a thought.....


thanks for the comments mate, Im changing it over to a Fairmont one with the sensor for the Idiot Light on the dash incase it blows a hose and loses water before i notice.

Thanks for the suggestion tho.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:30 pm 
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áhh ok yeah fair enough, with the light you can be a tight a** like myself and just do the resistor trick on the back of the cluster and just use the temp guage, but its def not a bad thing to have the coolant sensor in there anyway and it is def the "right way"to do it.
When you drop the rear are you going to just reset the s**t out of the leafs to match the front or will you throw some blocks in there first then reset the springs a little bit?
I found without blocks and really flattened out springs the body starts hitting the diff bumpstop as soon as you put any passengers/ weight in the back (depending on how low it goes of course)
I now have to put poly airs in the back otherwise it kind of hops about the joint with people in the back and going over bumos ect.
Just a thought incase you you wanted to drop it a fair bit in the rear.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:40 pm 
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WGN-485 wrote:
áhh ok yeah fair enough, with the light you can be a tight a** like myself and just do the resistor trick on the back of the cluster and just use the temp guage, but its def not a bad thing to have the coolant sensor in there anyway and it is def the "right way"to do it.
When you drop the rear are you going to just reset the s**t out of the leafs to match the front or will you throw some blocks in there first then reset the springs a little bit?
I found without blocks and really flattened out springs the body starts hitting the diff bumpstop as soon as you put any passengers/ weight in the back (depending on how low it goes of course)
I now have to put poly airs in the back otherwise it kind of hops about the joint with people in the back and going over bumos ect.
Just a thought incase you you wanted to drop it a fair bit in the rear.


I'm gonna get the rear re-set- It will only ever have my 2 kids in the rear so its not a huge weight to worry about. It has blocks in it atm, only 2" blocks tho cos the 2.5" blocks made the tailshaft scrape on the floor every bump. I wanna get it set how low it looks it the pic when the body is sitting on the gutter. But i just dont think the misses will appreciate driving it that low. So until i buy her another car it has to stay this height in the rear. The Coolant sensor should be a simple plug and play (hopefully) and will be better for road trips. I like your Wagon and def a fan of your old wagon too!
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:41 am 
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Hopefully, the place that resets your springs should add in an additional leaf to stiffen the rear slightly as well.

I have std wagon springs with a load helper leaf, and 2.5" blocks. This only leaves a bit over an inch before the bump stop over the pinion is used, and with more than two people in the car the tail shaft rubs the floor under throttle.

I have now sourced some Ute springs and will see how these go.

Your wagon is looking great. Keep up the good work.

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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:17 am 
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Ordered a Variable Shift Kit today for the wags and have had all my coolant hoses arrive ready to be installed next Thursday when the New Fuel Pump goes in as well.

Also have a blue Led T10 for the Tbar Lights to match the rest of the dash colors- currently on the look out for the conversion to make the air-con and other orange lights blue.
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Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:44 am 
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nato83 wrote:
The Coolant sensor should be a simple plug and play (hopefully) and will be better for road trips.
does your wagon have ABS? if not it wont have the plug for the low coolant sensor.
i have super lows in the front and i think 1.5" blocks in my wagon. i found the fronts too low, keep scraping gutters when parking and scraping my mud guards on speed bumps.
looks good but!
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:32 am 
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Look at the tutorial for changing clusters, in the tech doco section. It tells you which wire to add for the coolant sensor. From memory, one wire from the sensor goes to the cluster, and the other wire is grounded. Pop the bulb into the cluster and you're set.

If the car has ABS, it will have the high spec engine bay loom. This includes the plug, but when I added the sensor to my old EF, that wire was not continued through into the dash loom. It was easy to just run the wire myself.

Good thinking adding the sensor too, I wouldn't run an E-Series without one. Saved me once when a hose went.
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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:29 am 
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Had new radiator installed, and replaced most hoses. Now having gear box troubles but will have a second hand box with 130k's installed on wednesday. Just gotta hope it lasts till then. Once the new box is installed the Shift Kit will be installed. Then its all on hold for a month or so cos of holidays and family commitments.
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Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 10:59 pm 
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Coming up very nicely. Seems to be the time for gear box troubles or maybe the universe is messing with those of us who moddify white E series wagons. lol
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Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:23 pm 
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spac wrote:
Seems to be the time for gear box troubles or maybe the universe is messing with those of us who moddify white E series wagons. lol

:lol: Must be!! Except mines silver.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ef Wags
Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:00 am 
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James84 wrote:
nato83 wrote:
The Coolant sensor should be a simple plug and play (hopefully) and will be better for road trips.
does your wagon have ABS? if not it wont have the plug for the low coolant sensor.
SLO247 wrote:
If the car has ABS, it will have the high spec engine bay loom. This includes the plug, but when I added the sensor to my old EF, that wire was not continued through into the dash loom. It was easy to just run the wire myself.
Looking at the pics, it looks like it has ABS.
Cruise control will be an easy install as well.

 

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