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 Post subject: My EF Mont - sold!
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:31 pm 
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:?: Hey guys decided to make a thread of my 94 EF Fairmont, I got it around July 2011 for $1200 (from $1500) from carsales, it had just over 280,000kms on it, previous seller had said that he replaced a few things on it like the radiator, head, steering wheel to AU items though I think that was a fib though not 100% sure can't remember exactly,

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(couple weeks after I got it home)
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so far since owning it I had to replace the fuel pump about 2 weeks after buying it, not long after that I got a general service, oil, coolant, headlight globe etc etc which came to $256!, and then few weeks after that got the drive belt replaced has it had chucks and cracks on it, that was from Ultratune that cost $27 for them to do after I brought the belt from Autopro for like $40ish etc, so that's when I decided to start learning how to do it all myself, has due to a stuff back from a hit from a holden :P few years back I cant work etc etc and I'm only 24 which sucks with 2 kids and another one on the way in August and not getting work.

So far I am currently slowly collecting everything needed to take the engine out to give it a clean/degrease and to fix a lifter also while I am at it since one has no shim in it! and also replace welch plugs (all of them has I think theres steel and brass also), believe the rear main seal is gone has I have heaps of oil on the bellhousing/sandwhich plate, power steering is leaking all over the alternator, heater hose leaks, and wanna give it a good paint, not sure on the colors, it's either the simple all black, or black block with Red rocker cover and accessories like alternator, engine brackets which I think someone here or on another ford site has done with a big a** turbo!, which leads me to mods,

currently only looking at doing simple maintenance atm has before mods has this is the real first time I am working on cars etc, and the fact still need to get me p's (next month hopefully!)

That's about it for for now for the first post in here, think I forgot a few things but all the other thread I've made relate to this EF :)

Thanks for your time, oze-ford.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:40 pm 
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Hi Mate
Oh very nice mont. And looks good for the price you paid for it.
lol just look at it this way at least you have a kick a** hobbie now. :)
anyway i look forward to seeing what you do to her]

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 Post subject: EF Fairmont - new video!
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:25 pm 
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Thanks mate, yeah once engine maintenance is done, wanna start cleaning up the interior a little, it's dirty has under it and I don't like it one bit, wanna spray the interior black and change all lights to white ones, was gonna do blue though not decided, slowly getting over the cool blue stuff etc.

though suppose before that I need to work on brake pads and tyres think they are at the limit of being legal except for the spare I have on now, though wanna find some better looking rims, wanna get atleast the stock intercepter ones, guy around the corner from me has a white ef falcon with them on and I think they look better then fairmonts anyday!

other plans are,

lowered, not superlow just low for now, looking at pedders?
extractors, redback exhaust?
cam upgrade something just above stock for now.
upgrade headlight and tail lights to something more bright, though not overkill, plus dark tint.
towbar, one were I can take the tounge out when not in use.
leather cuppa seats,
remote start alarm,
water, oil, volt meters,
respray black surrounds around windows,
replace all bushes to nolathane bushes stuff (though think it already has in some areas)

some other future plans are, BA Engine and Dash Conversion, though wanna wait on this, one to save money for it and also to get some more experience on the other mentioned plans first etc.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:12 pm 
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Very cool
One of the guys posted this on a thread i had it's really well done you might get some use out of it also

http://www.fordmods.com/documents.php?d=20
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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:23 pm 
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yeah that the one I read too :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:47 pm 
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hey guys just a small update, just received my engine stand bolts from johnjg33, just a few more stuff to go and should be able to get this engine out on the weekends,

just a quick question what do people use to lift the engine out with the crane, gonna use a engine leveler to make is easier but seen people use seat belts, and just chains/rope.

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:34 am 
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hey guys starting to get this engine out today, got bonnet off atm and ready to start marking every connection.

pics to come.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Hey guys got the radiator out and notice the condenser has a bad dent in it, would it be best to replace it?

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cheers, oze-ford.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:02 pm 
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oze-ford wrote:
Hey guys got the radiator out and notice the condenser has a bad dent in it, would it be best to replace it?

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cheers, oze-ford.

Well you could. But what i did was get a little screwdriver and straighten up the fins your self.
yes its boring and a pain in the a** and takes time...but it dose work
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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:09 pm 
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oze-ford wrote:
hey guys just a small update, just received my engine stand bolts from johnjg33, just a few more stuff to go and should be able to get this engine out on the weekends,

just a quick question what do people use to lift the engine out with the crane, gonna use a engine leveler to make is easier but seen people use seat belts, and just chains/rope.

cheers.


I allways use seat belts. So much better than chain in my opinion.
Just dont use the section that has the stitching that breaks when you have an accedent. :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:13 pm 
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oze-ford wrote:
hey guys just a small update, just received my engine stand bolts from johnjg33, just a few more stuff to go and should be able to get this engine out on the weekends,

just a quick question what do people use to lift the engine out with the crane, gonna use a engine leveler to make is easier but seen people use seat belts, and just chains/rope.

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I allways use seat belts. So much better than chain in my opinion.
Just dont use the section that has the stitching that breaks when you have an accedent. :lol:

how about 1000kg breaking limit tow rope?, only thing I could get.

lucion, might do that for now I guess, wondering how it happened.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:36 pm 
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Hey guys slowly getting all connections undone, currently about to take starter motor out etc, tad slow due to sicks kids etc, also think my radiator has been leaking at one stage...not now though?

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Thanks, oze-ford.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:13 am 
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well finally got the starter motor out last night, had to use my ratchet extentsions under the bbm to get to the top screw, was a b**ch but got it in the end.

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now to work on the fuel lines, bellhousing bolts, and engine mounts etc

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:11 pm 
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hey guys how does someone get the bellhousing bolts off got one at the bottom on drivers side but the rest are a b**ch, can get the spanner on it just cant budge it and it the only thing left to do!

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 Post subject: Re: EF Fairmont
Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Drop the motor and trans off the mounts to get more room? I usually take it all out as one unit, just easier for me. Usually I'm just stripping them though so I cut the radiator support away lol. :P

I use a 1000kg ratchet strap on the engine crane, works fine for me! Has hooks on both ends too so very easy.

That looks like its in pretty reasonable condition for $1200, not a bad buy at all.

In regards to the AC condenser, as long as the AC is working I think you would be mad to change it.

That radiator looks like it needs to be replaced though.

Best of luck getting it all sorted out!
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