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Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:31 pm 
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Gday guys, after getting the aircon in my EB tested and having a quote of $1000 to fix it I decided to hunt around for a replacement car instead.

I came across this EF Fairmont on Ebay, drove down to Sydney today and bought it for $1800.

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I'm not sure what wheels are on it... anyone help?
I've already put a EL Ghia grille on it....
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Tomorrow i'll throw some superlows and 18's on it.
Ive got a few bits and pieces from en EL Fairmont Ghia I wrecked so thats good..... except all my interior spares are Capuccino and this has grey interior.
I have a couple of questions at the moment...

- Is there any benefit in putting the EL Ghia ECU into the EF?
- Is there any way of painting the capuccino roof lining I have spare grey to go into the EF?

I'll be going through all the valuable info on this site to see what I can do to it.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 2:56 pm 
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Hey jason,

It's clean and unmodded, which is a good start 8-)

You won't get enough benefit to justify the ECU swap. The EL and EF ECU's are totally different, as the EF uses a coil pack, while the EL uses a dizzy.
The EF ECU has 104 pins, while thhe EL only has 60. You would need to transfer the whole wiring loom, and convert the EF to run a dizzy.
Easiest option is just to get an EF XR6 ECU.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:14 pm 
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Ah cool, thanks for that.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:17 pm 
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VERY tidy mate...but where's the mod's?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:34 pm 
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Well its in the middle of getting superlows and 18's right now.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:54 pm 
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sweet as what rim's?

what u pay 4 ur super low's?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:20 pm 
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Jastel i think those mags are EF XR6 mags, the non-FTR ones.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:21 pm 
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his puting them on now alfy...its ok u have a hangover i understand :P

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:24 pm 
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I'm swapping over the rims, springs and camber kit from my EB.

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They are 18x8 Starcorp Racing Fusions in Shadow.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:28 pm 
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nice 1st move...
what camber kit have u got?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:38 pm 
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K-Mac Ratchet adjustable.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 8:40 pm 
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yer sweet there the better 1's...ill wheel align ur car any day....i hate shimming lol.

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:01 pm 
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Well today was a productive day.... even if I did have to chuck a sicky hehe

I finished swapping the suspension and wheels over, degreased the engine bay, cleaned out the boot and steam cleaned the interior.

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I dont think the previous owner had ever thoroughly cleaned it.... it was chock full of leaves and dirt and stank of tobacco. Its all clean and smelling nice now.
Next will be to sort out the mess of wiring that I assume was his audio setup. Its a really really cheap crappy cd player that had a disc stuck in it....... it was 'The Best Of Dr Hook' bwahahahaha

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:07 pm 
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gimme those rims :P
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Posted: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:09 pm 
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lol

I actually preferred them on my Cobalt Blue EB.... they still look alright though.

 

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