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 Post subject: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:36 pm 
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hi guys and girls,im building a 94 fairmont saloon car to run as a production saloon here in nz,basiclly you take a non turbo/supercarged under 4.0l 4 seater car,remove all glass interior install 6 point roll cage,race seat,fuel cell ,lock the diff and your away,
i know you guys over ther have somthing similar somwhere :D any setup tips would be greatly appreciated,ill keep you all up dated with pics and news,
great site by the way been very help full so far (smartlock system)

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:18 pm 
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On top of what you have said

a) get a falcon, as it will be cheaper and fairmont's don't come in manual.
b) Get adjustable shocks for the front, good shocks for the back and springs made up that are atleast 150% normal spring rate, yet only around 50mm lower than stock. With swaybars get stiffest off the shelf item (any stiffer and without chassis modification you will get excess flex).
c) Every last bit of sound proofing gone, this weighs over 10kg!
d) scrap the stock dash and make one up out of sheet metal
e) just get rid of the a/c altogether
f) there's another thread on here somewhere very similar, have a look for it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:00 pm 
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skidder wrote:
On top of what you have said

a) get a falcon, as it will be cheaper and fairmont's don't come in manual.
b) Get adjustable shocks for the front, good shocks for the back and springs made up that are atleast 150% normal spring rate, yet only around 50mm lower than stock. With swaybars get stiffest off the shelf item (any stiffer and without chassis modification you will get excess flex).
c) Every last bit of sound proofing gone, this weighs over 10kg!
d) scrap the stock dash and make one up out of sheet metal
e) just get rid of the a/c altogether
f) there's another thread on here somewhere very similar, have a look for it.

thanks skidder,ive already got the fairmont so to late to change it now,besides its only cosmeitically different isnt it? :wink: ill be runnin the auto see how it goes then mabey change to manual later.we are only aloud to use oem parts,so unless another model had harder springs,ie wagon ill have use what i got :( dash is out man it wieghed heaps ,sound deading definatley goin in the bin,same for a/c.
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:02 pm 
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im doing this aswell but mines for hillclimbs and occasionally drift just for fun but i started with a ea gl and made my own dash

it is a 5 speed aswell and owes me nothing what price did you get for the rollcage i got $1221 delivered from bond roll cages

it will be upgraded wen i blow the old 3.9 up to a rebuilt 4.0l and turbo

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:57 pm 
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nice. get a big cam and if you really want to do it right, valve springs.
a large dump pipe of some description to make sure the exhaust isnt restricting and will also be a few kilos off there.

big a** sway bars are a MUST! maybe adjustable ones too if money allows.

this new J3 chip is probably worth a look for cheap power too. esp if you put in a big cam

 

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:11 pm 
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can you change the diff ratio? If so go 4.11's or (or 3.9's atleast), this will make a HUGE difference behind the auto.

What kinda track/events are you doing? If its anything like hillclimbs etc get tranny coolers....as many as you can fit...

I haven't used an auto for racing before as we needed manual for control (street sedans class on dirt), but I'm sure you will find heat issues if you don't put some coolers in.

 

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Cramping in the hand from having it on your Wang for an excessive period of time is a definate con.
Seriously do people google "f**k up modifications for Fords owned by Jews" and get linked straight to this site nowadays?

AU,factory fitted tickford kit/IRS, t5,Sports ryder/KYB: gone.

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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:03 pm 
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hi guys not much been happen latley but im starting to get into it now,
I NEED HELP;wiring at this stage,ive stripped out the loom and left the basics-efi/trans etc,ineed to know the wiring set up for the alterator(4 wires ?)also i have a plug comin from the the auto ,flat type plug 6 wires ithink,have 4 of them goin nowhere,if someone could tell me where the colours go greatly appreciated,
while im here does the ecu mind having the power(main)switched off ,we have to run a main batt switch.oh yeah ,i need a oil psi gauge ,where is the sender ?it doesnt seemed to be amongst the ecu wiring diagram i have(104 pin)ive come across a couple of other guys postings about speedway falcons,(disovered i need the speed sensor wire that i cut out,doh)but lost them if you guys are out there id been keen for a chat
cheers all ill get some pics up as soon as theres som thing too see,,,,scotty
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 Post subject: Re: fairmont speedway saloon
Posted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:08 pm 
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just found the speedway thread,can i just use a 3.9 ecu?save gettin a bypass for the smartlock :wink:
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