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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:24 pm 
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Yeah definitely not in my brand new condition
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:15 pm 
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So, today I investigated my brake shudder that was getting to the point of something sounding loose. Look what I found..

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Steering rack nut came loose! 1.5 years and it managed to stay on.
No more brake shudder.
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:50 pm 
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So with a full car load my king springs in the back are too floaty, scraping the chassis rail on bad roads and what not. What springs should i replace them with?
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:15 pm 
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Atlas600 wrote:
So with a full car load my king springs in the back are too floaty, scraping the chassis rail on bad roads and what not. What springs should i replace them with?


go for a nice set of coilovers if you're willing to spend the money

also nice car not a big fan of the au's but i'm digging the xr front and should look nice painted up
doing well
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 1:56 am 
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Some updates!
Front bar is almost ready for paint :D
Old single spinning 3.23 diff is currently coming out.. replacing with a 3.45 LSD :D
Fuel pump died mid drift.. new fuel pump in.
And more to come!
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 9:10 am 
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Nice car man, never liked them years ago, now im getting a au fairmont next month hopefully, was going to reply about the car bogging down and the fuel pump causing it, but it already died on ya, my current el wagon is doing the same, had to wack the tank to get it started.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:38 pm 
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Thanks mate. Yeah you'll want to get a fuel pump asap before you end up stuck somewhere.
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:58 pm 
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No probs and yeah getting a au lsd diff for my ed project, then going to get the fuel pump straight after, just going to be a waiting game, pot luck etc, started straight away today...

But have been there before my first a ford ef fairmont fuel pump died 2 days after owning it, lucky I was only a learner back then though.

After I get the au fairmont might have to have a look at yours in person etc.

 

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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Tue May 27, 2014 6:50 pm 
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Yeah for sure mate always like other people with au's :D
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 2:44 am 
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Just a picture for some eye candy :D
Selling my 19's so got silver 15" stockies on at the moment, such a nicer ride than the massive rims!
Bar is getting painted this weekend, LSD is very tight considering it has 230,000km on it!
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 11:01 am 
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So I got the front bar painted.. Didn't expect so much colour difference but full respray to come.

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Just going on a holiday a few months back..

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Got a nice intake and painted the rocker cover..

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Sold the rims and put it on stockies, sprayed the front passenger guard and attempted rear window tint.. (don't buy ebay tint).
Half way to converting to manual, got everything except J3, Clutch and clutch cable.
Also now have xr front black leather and fairlane ghia rear black leather along with black ghia carpet.
Plenty to come for my baby.
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 Post subject: Re: My AU1 Fairmont
Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:37 pm 
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Very nice work so far! The only thing that saddens me is that you got rid of your silvered 19's. Still, well done!
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