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 Post subject: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:25 am 
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Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

Location: Bendigo
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Just recently acquire this for $1250 with 4 months rego. AU2 Forte in Congo Green. Was traded in at my work in a sorry state. Filthy, no hub caps, needing a bit of work. But I seen potential so I grabbed it.
Has about 360,000kms on it but drives very well.

Pretty much got the car home, fitted clear side repeaters and gave her a quick polish and cleaned up the interior.
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then I picked this up for it, for a later date. Full S1 XU kit
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Then I got a set of SL Pedders springs, some BA hubcaps. And also had the windows tinted darkest legal. Also clay barred the paint, and waxed it.
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And this is where it sits today. Also have a genuine set of T1 TE50 wheels to go on it. Once they are painted and have tyres fitted

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:12 pm 
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You will need a series 1 or XR bonnet to go with the kit. Nice score.
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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Glad to see there is a minority who will see something like this and give it a makeover. Cheers mate!
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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:55 pm 
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SWC: yes I have heard that. Got one lined up. Just gotta travel to Melbourne to get it/

FAIRV8: yeh being in the mechanic trade helps a lot too

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:06 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
SWC: yes I have heard that. Got one lined up. Just gotta travel to Melbourne to get it/

FAIRV8: yeh being in the mechanic trade helps a lot too



yeah eitha xr or any series 1 sedan or any ute .... picked up a mint bonnet in melb ... insulation was still perfect :shock: - lol yeah that 1st foot in does help :roll: :mrgreen:
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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:28 pm 
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Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

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I found a Congo green AU1 bonnet at a wreckers. Paint code DG. So gotta get it

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:52 pm 
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Good start on the make over. Are you going to paint the Bars and skirts and such Congo Green?
There are NOT a lot of XR's in that colour and I think it would look nice. :)
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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:21 am 
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Nice pick up man. Au series II onward are great cars and look good too even base model. 360,000ks if its been serviced the motor will just be run in! lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 7:02 am 
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Pap Smurf: Of course lol. I just picked it up and got it home so I have it. Got it all at a ridiculously cheap price so I had to have it.

edfairmont 4.0: Yeh it runs so well. Little rattle for like 3 seconds when you first turn it on cold of a morning. Other than that, runs like clock work

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:48 pm 
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Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

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Fitting a few interior dress up bits. Leather steering wheel and centre console lid

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:28 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:55 pm 
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wheel and lid are out of a AU3 Fairmont

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:58 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
wheel and lid are out of a AU3 Fairmont



might hunt around.....
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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:10 pm 
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Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

Location: Bendigo
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Fitted some XR option leather seats today. Next on the list is fit the leather shifter and find a leather handbrake

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: New daily driver
Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:14 pm 
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Ride: EA SVO, AU2 Forte

Location: Bendigo
VIC, Australia

Also, painted my TE50 wheels, and bought some new chrome wheel nut and lock nuts. Tyres hopefully this week.

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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