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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:00 am 
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Great car there mate. Looks like a real bruiser especially with windsor grunt. By the way, what capacity is the pinto motor that was in it?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:22 am 
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you can really see the dna in the a and c pillars between this car and its aussie brother the XD.

how much does she weigh mate, or is she one of them girls that dont like to say :P

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:05 pm 
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you can really see the dna in the a and c pillars between this car and its aussie brother the XD.

how much does she weigh mate, or is she one of them girls that dont like to say :P


I wonder if those doors will fit a falcon shell :p

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:09 pm 
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ybuy4n wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
Froudey wrote:
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. is this guy posting the pics gunna reply to posts lol?


yeah sorry,i was post happy!

so whats up in australia?I am not complaining to you guys about the 106 degree heat we have been enduring.you probably deal with it all the time.


My name is karl,I live in Fort worth texas.Im37 and have only been to mexico 2 or 3 times,never been any further.flying restrictions are murder here because of the damn terrorists.I have been building mostly foxbody(79-93)stangs for the past few years.this was my first fairmont.Ive had a another 1 since buying this ,but sold it.4 door-I6 with a c4 trans.good car,just found a buyer who would give me a profit over my cost.so it went bye bye.
trying to find good 2 door fairmonts is something like hens teeth.


did you see the pics of my old Fairmont? and i'm guessing 106 degrees fahrenheit is like 45 degrees celsius. thats a typical summer here. like 3 months or more of that s**t!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:10 pm 
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ybuy4n wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
Froudey wrote:
WILDEB wrote:
. is this guy posting the pics gunna reply to posts lol?


yeah sorry,i was post happy!

so whats up in australia?I am not complaining to you guys about the 106 degree heat we have been enduring.you probably deal with it all the time.


My name is karl,I live in Fort worth texas.Im37 and have only been to mexico 2 or 3 times,never been any further.flying restrictions are murder here because of the damn terrorists.I have been building mostly foxbody(79-93)stangs for the past few years.this was my first fairmont.Ive had a another 1 since buying this ,but sold it.4 door-I6 with a c4 trans.good car,just found a buyer who would give me a profit over my cost.so it went bye bye.
trying to find good 2 door fairmonts is something like hens teeth.


did you see the pics of my old Fairmont? and i'm guessing 106 degrees fahrenheit is like 45 degrees celsius. thats a typical summer here. like 3 months or more of that s**t!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:50 pm 
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just quickly, the XD-XF falcs were designed in aus, just like the XAs to XCs before, and the E series after.

ybuy4n - looks like a tough streeter, even if the styling isnt my personal cup of tea. i like the chevelle to, looks excellent.

and someones been playing a prank on you... they installed you steering wheel on the wrong side!! :lol:

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 8:51 pm 
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definatly not a looker, but it should go, the rear wheel arch tops in the boot look very similar to the ones in my XW. should turn out nice

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:10 pm 
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the X series were some of the best looking aussie cars. E series too. AU oh hell no

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:37 pm 
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yeah agreed. but some AUs look ok

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Just started reading this thread and thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:12 am 
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Is the red car in the first picture a new Dodge Charger?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:39 am 
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More Grunt wrote:
you can really see the dna in the a and c pillars between this car and its aussie brother the XD.

how much does she weigh mate, or is she one of them girls that dont like to say :P

it weighs 2650#(title weight).now it is about 2800#,3000# with me sitting in it.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:42 am 
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nicco wrote:
just quickly, the XD-XF falcs were designed in aus, just like the XAs to XCs before, and the E series after.

ybuy4n - looks like a tough streeter, even if the styling isnt my personal cup of tea. i like the chevelle to, looks excellent.

and someones been playing a prank on you... they installed you steering wheel on the wrong side!! :lol:


I think that converting to right hand drive here isnt the norm,other than mail jeeps.It would definitely make a one of a kind.
Ive read that your country makes you convert to RHD if you bring over a "yank" car.Is that true?

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:44 am 
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fnp wrote:
Is the red car in the first picture a new Dodge Charger?


yes that was my old roommates car,too big,too heavy,4 doors on a charger?FAIL!!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:48 am 
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definatly not a looker, but it should go, the rear wheel arch tops in the boot look very similar to the ones in my XW. should turn out nice



The fairmont over here was the first platform that ford built our foxbody cars including the "5.0" stangs from.So almost all the parts interchange.Now there isnt a fairmont performance parts market here,there is however a huge following for the 5.0!
The car doesnt attract the attention that my mustang does driving around.Thats a good thing because the 'mont is a lot faster!

 

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