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 Post subject: Marks EF Fairmont (i'm new to all this)
Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:47 pm 
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G'day guys!

As i said i'm new to all this so bare with me haha :lol:
Anyway yeah my names Mark and i'm 20 and currently live in Adelaide. My pride and joy has been a 1996 EF Fairmont. I've owned it for a bit over 2 years now. It was a family owned car and i took pocession of it once i got my P's!

The first 18 months of owning the car was boring. The only mod i did was a 2.5 inch cat back for a better not. And apart from that it was stock as a rock! :lol:

The last 6 months i caught the 'mod bug' after reading numerous threads on here and getting all these crazy ideas. I have only done a few mods, nothing like KWIKXR or some of the guys on here.

Ok now i'll try my best to get my first pic uploaded and after that it should be easy :roll:

 

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 10:54 pm 
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The Fairmont late last year before things happened

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:00 pm 
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fairmont1996 wrote:
The Fairmont late last year before things happened

Hey.....

All you need is an EFI 351, and you would have a twin in TerroristGHIA....lol

Nice looking car. More pics......

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 Post subject: Re: Marks EF Fairmont (i'm new to all this)
Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:05 pm 
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As i said i caught the bug of 'modding' and it kinda begun from there. I decided to buy a set of SL king springs that i got off ebay for around $150 delivered so i thought that wasn't to bad? I go ta mate around and we decided to attack the mont and drop it so it didnt look like a bloody 4WD! The rears were easy! it was the fronts the were the c#$ts! But we got there in the end.

The suspense that i had when i slowly turned the jack handle to see what it would actually look like. It dropped to the origional height, then kept going, and going, and going...... Then fianlly the jack came completly out. I was a bit shocked as to how much it had dropped as i was only expecting like 30-40mm of drop. (as i said i didn't really know a lot about these cars) But i liked it a lot. Definetly better then what it was.

Deicded to take it for a drive, keen as hell to rip it around the corners to see whether it handled better. It definitely got rid of a lotttttt of body roll! But i kept the standard shocks, and as most of you would know after 16 odd years of bouncing around they turn to crap. So it was really boucny over the bumps which is what i kind of expected. I should of just waited until i had enough money to buy the springs and shocks and done it all together but i was to excited!

Anyway heres a few pics afterwards >>

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:18 pm 
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The old EF engine had done 280,000km which i know isn't a lot for these things but mine was just shagged! lol Oil leaking out og every place you could think of, parts falling off ect! So i decided i had had enough.

Decided to do an Au XR6 conversion. Got quite a low km one with about 140,000km on the clock. I wanted the usual exhaust, cam ect done to it while it was getting put in. it took the guy a few weeks to do it as he did a few hours a day. Kept the origional 2.5 inch cat back, got a set of extractors (can't quote the model) High flow cat. A 1671B cam and a 3inch stainless intake that i can put on and of depending on if i run gas or not. I put the stainless on when i want a bit more power because the gas mixer ring is so restrictive. 15kw difference it made for mine.

So when i run gas i just have the standard EF dual intake and run a pod at the moment. In the process of building an air box (thanks for the ide KWIKXR)

Anway heres a before and after shot >

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Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:21 pm 
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Ok the above pics should be the other wat around lol

ANyway heres a pic of the final dyno runs that were completed

Blue - was origional engine on LPG
Green - same engine on Petrol
purple - new engine with just full exhaust
orange - new engine with cam (not a huge differnce)
red - final run with cam and with gas mixer ring taken off

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:11 am 
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Hey man nice ride, currently in the process of fixing leaks on mine and give the engine a good paint, where abouts in Adelaide are you?

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:45 am 
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I got some replica el gts a while back and put them on now. I'll put some pics up later.
I live in tranmere near magill in the eastern suburbs. What about you?

Bloody oil leaks :? My old engine was leaking oil out of every possible place! Thats why I got the low km au engine

 

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:46 am 
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oze-ford wrote:
Hey man nice ride, currently in the process of fixing leaks on mine and give the engine a good paint, where abouts in Adelaide are you?

Cheers.


I would love to paint mine. Like the rocker cover for starters. What sort of paint will you use?

 

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 10:03 am 
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either engine heat proof paint or even brake caliper paint from what I've read on here etc, supercheap auto, autobarn, repco, sprints auto stores all have them etc.

....oh and I live in Windsor Gardens/Modbury TTP area, my car is from the magill area :D.

 

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 1:03 pm 
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Looks like a nice car mate. must go well with the au engine ey?
Should look great with the EL GT's mate. I should know... :)

Looking forward to what you're going to do next.

 

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:29 pm 
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We'll have to catch up sometime and you can show me how you do your paint! Im keen as to clean up my engine bay!

 

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yeah sure should, though after i do the painting off mine first, haven't actually done it yet.

 

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Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:24 pm 
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Have you put any threads on here? I want to get heaps of replies like some fo Haha. So you have any future mods for yours?

 

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