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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:16 pm 
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this is the new ride, shes about 3 weeks old.

and shes a ONE OWNER LOW KM FULL SERVICE HISTORY fairmont.

the original owner was 79yrs old and adored the old girl. always garaged, washed etc as it shows.

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the interior is spotless, there is one tiny tear in the drivers lumbar bar thats about the size of a 5cent coin. and that is the only damage to the interior.

only bad thing is my drivers side window has appeared to become out of alignment and basically needs to be pulled up and down. makes it fun when trying to go through drivethrough.

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what im planning is to go on a bit of a wrecker hunt in the next few weeks and upgrade the TRIM level to a GHIA. hopefully find some uncracked undamaged leather GHIA seats aswell. do some more factory chrome work.

looking to keep the car relatively FORD. look into some typhoons or XR rims for it soon.

ovbiously open up that poor exhaust. nothing to over the top just a nice note with purely economy and performance in mind rather than my tip size.

hopefully some CAM work which will ovbiously go hand in hand with some CHIP work. getting quoted soon.

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but other than that, this is the car.


ohhhhhhh and i nearly forgot.
the overall cost of this car was $1900 :) :) :)
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:18 pm 
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That's a nice looking standard Fairmont there mate. Looks in good nick and sounds like a great deal for the price...

She is an EF tho......

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:23 pm 
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Very clean, its good to score such a car for a project.

Andrew.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:30 pm 
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top pickup for that price !!!!!! ....im currently looking for a Mont for a similar price to do some mods to (cam, 4.11 diff etc)

But the white colour doesnt do the car much justice im afraid. Looking forward to the progress and future mods though !!
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:36 pm 
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heres some pics of the interior

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and i thought id chuck in some photos of my old pitbike.

oilcooled 150 YX plant ;) atomik crank cases hehehe.

monster cam kit. monster valves, heavy duty valve springs

kitaco inner rotor kit and lightened oil slinger

close ratio box with heavy duty starter gearing.

wet multiplate clutch system

12mm high tensile axels

FASTACE 1000pd rear piggypag style shock with fastace front USD's

alloy high density swing arm

drilled and ventilated disks and braided lines

pro circuit 30mm zorst

30mm mikuni flatside carb

cant really remember the rest.

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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:39 pm 
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oh is it actually an EF??

if so how do you tell.
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:45 pm 
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does it have anything to do with those number plate surrounds and grills i see on so many fairmonts?

i want those chrome number plate surrounds and that front cone piece.
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:55 pm 
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Its an EF Fairmont or Fairmont II

How you can tell is:
Front grille
Door moulds
Rims
Interior (seats and door trims)
Boot garnish
CAI + blue rocker cover

But your EF has the passenger side airbag option which makes it look like an EL Fairmont dash.

Looks a bit like car when i got it, hasnt changed much apart from small things that i have changed but make a huge difference once noticed.

My EF Fairmont was a one owner car also, he looked after it well, serviced every 10,000kms by Ford (now has close to 600,000kms) so thats why my car runs better than my mates EF which has 200,000kms. Only thing wrong with mine atm is that there are heaps of stone chips but they will go away once i give the front end a re-spray at work.

Have a look at my build thread, click link in my sig.
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:06 pm 
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holy s**t Fabz thats alot of kms :lol:

the font on the boot badge is also different between EF/EL.

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Looking at the interior images, I think it is an EFII.

The ash tray was a different (drop down) style on the I's (from memory) rather than the hinge out on on the II's, as in the pictures here..........

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Both of you are correct with font of badge and ash tray style.
Mate you have an EF Fairmont II just like me.
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:46 pm 
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ahh that makes me happy.

i was doing a bit of reading.

there was huge suspension problems with the original EF's wernt there? and they wernt truelly addressed till the EL was brought in.

was there any major changes suspension wise on the EF II's. ill take a photo of my rear end and let some one tell me whats going on under there :)
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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:51 pm 
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ef interior has black cruise control buttons and other buttons on the dash arent grey like the el fairy-mont

 

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Posted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:59 pm 
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<a href="http://s151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/alex_guarino3/?action=view¤t=rightsuspension.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i151.photobucket.com/albums/s151/alex_guarino3/rightsuspension.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 12:41 am 
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ahh that makes me happy.

i was doing a bit of reading.

there was huge suspension problems with the original EF's wernt there? and they wernt truelly addressed till the EL was brought in.

was there any major changes suspension wise on the EF II's. ill take a photo of my rear end and let some one tell me whats going on under there :)


Front suspension is the same, but the diff ( upper brackets) and upper trailing arms are different.

 

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