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 Post subject: Simon L's EL Fairmont-T 247kw at the treads
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Hi Fellas,
I thought I should share my project...an EL Fairmont

I bought this in Feb 2008 as a repairable write off from pickles for a price I couldn't pass up.

So, what it was when I got it....
Year: 1997
Colour: Sparkling Burgandy
K's: 151,000
-CD Player, New Gas System, Good tyres, full service history and a bloody clean interior...

What it needed:
-Passenger Guard
-Passenger Door
-Windscreen
-Bonnet

-A pillar pushed out
-Front inner guard replaced and body straightened out to suit
-FULL REGENCY INSPECTION :(

All work on the car has been done by myself and it was Registered finally on the 23rd of december last year. It sat dormant for some time as I had several other projects.....

Here are some progress piccies:

Side on - Bonnet, Guard and door removed

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Stuffed windscreen and bent pillar

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Inner guard bent plus body bent

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Side on

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Bonnet just fittted, bought it from Richmond motor salvage for 200 bucks....only bloody one I could find at the time! No windscreen yet

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Notice the bent passenger A pillar....All straight after some port a power action!

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Pillar again

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Panels fitted - Everything opens and closes and lines up (after allot of mucking about.....)

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All painted, Mucked up the clear coat, however I was very happy with my paint job until that....Going to repaint it in the next month.

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1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:50 pm 
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Ride: 97 EL Fairmont

Power: 247 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
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22/2/2009

Where I am at with this car:

Things done since it was registered:
-Installed new Headunit (Sony CDXGT-570 3 preouts etc...)
-Driven it almost 6,000k's (without any issues!)

Over the last few weeks I have bought up several bits and pieces for this car, the biggest one being a turbo kit from snort.

So, the bits I have waiting to go on:

Snort Stage 3 Kit:
1 x full custom s/steel tuned length turbo manifold
1 x 50mm external wastegate
1 x Garrett gt40 turbocharger (rated over 650hp)
1 x boost reference fuel regulator
1 x front mount intercooler (core size 600x300x76)
3 inch s/steel dump pipe with o2 sensor bung
1 x 2 inch s/steel screamer pipe (from wastegate)
Teflon braided oil feed lines, vclamps, oil sender t
Teflon oil drain lines gaskets and fittings

Suspension:
-Pedders front "Super Lows"
-Pedders rear "Lows" (car has gas tank in boot...)
-KYB Gas Shocks (Front and Rear)
-Pedders Camber Kit

Wheels:
I bought last week from a mate a set of 17" AJR Signature rims. Having tyres fitted to them this thursday so should have them on shortly after that.

Stereo:
In addition to fitting the sony headunit, I also have some pioneer speakers that I have pulled out of a slightly damamged ef I am fixing (new radiator support, front end).

ECU:
I lashed out a couple of weeks ago and bought a J3 chip and programmer. I have had it in the car working with a 80k speedlimiter set so I knew the chip was doing its job! Now to work out how to use Tuner Pro RT properly!!

Exhaust:
Car is going in to exhaust plus prospect to have a 3" exhaust fitted once the turbo is on. Waiting until that is done so they can go straight onto the dump pipe.

 

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1998 EL XR8 - Opt 20, Explorer Manifold, Pacemaker 4000's, Sunroof, BBQ Fuel

1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:50 pm 
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I call this.....street cred! LMAO

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1998 EL XR8 - Opt 20, Explorer Manifold, Pacemaker 4000's, Sunroof, BBQ Fuel

1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:18 am 
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Looking good Simon, will be interested to see how she goes with the turbo bolted on, have a mate hassling me to get one put on mine lol. Nice work too, good to see it restored instead of being wrecked,

 

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:27 am 
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Things done since it was registered:
-Installed new Headunit (Sony CDXGT-570 3 preouts etc...)
-Driven it almost 6,000k's (without any issues!)


should add in there:
-Nearly beat a modified Tickford Fairmont Ghia in a drag :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:35 am 
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good to see how its coming along..

enjoy the boosting mission, little f**k that come along the way are the fun bits..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:29 am 
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Thats nuts. We need pics of the finished product. I need to catch up with you Adelaide Boys one day.
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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Looking good Simon... Hurry up and boost it so I can have a drive :D

PS... I will grab those switched off you one day.......
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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Got my wheels on tuesday night

Heres one piccie

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1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:47 pm 
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This car has come a very long way from where it once was, very well done!!

Looks good on those rims too :wink:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:35 pm 
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them wheels look quite nice on ur car.

nice to see u got LPG stickers now :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:35 pm 
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Wowsers! You noticed the LPG stickers!

6 bucks posted on ebay.....arrived in my mailbox the next day!

 

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1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:53 am 
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Looks hot, Im biased though as I love the color and the wheels. Nice job.
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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:36 pm 
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Well, it got its suspension put in today!

Here are some piccies!

Mmm, Pedders springs and KYB shocks

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Looks good, I'm very pleased with the height, sits pretty level

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Removed the mudflaps....much better

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Back home again

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1975 XB Falcon 500 - 351 2V, Toploader, Twin 2.5", Genie headers, Holley 750

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 Post subject: Re: Simon L's EL Fairmont - From wreck to boost...the long way!
Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:19 pm 
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Starting to look like a car...
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