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 Post subject: The Boat. It should of been stripped............
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Well as pretty much everyone knows I bought this car as a donor car to use the motor in my ute and was going to wreck it out.
Paid $1100 for it. 160000kms , pretty much perfect interior apart from the factory fitted hood lining turban , Bilstein shocks and lowered suspension and a pretty bloody good stereo system. It does have some slight hail damage but nothing that is not easily repairable.
It also had a stuffed water pump and a blocked radiator. Both easy cheap fixes that got the purchase price down.
Well silly me chuked some rego on it because it passed first go and started driving it. 95% of people told me after driving it for a few weeks I wouldnt wreck it out cause I would fall in love with it and it appears they were right.
The bug has bitten and I have started playing with it. I dont have the time or energy at the moment with work etc to be doing a full project so it is good to have a car that I can do small mods too and enjoy without it being a major chore. Hopefully in the next week or so I can actually get my camper trailer back under the carport where it belongs instead of sitting out in the frigging weather!
Well here it is when I first got it.
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Here it is at the moment after I put my AUII copies on it with some new tyres and lowered the front more.
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Have made a few other changes which I will get some pics of tomorrow.
Put my Sony Bluetooth headdeck in it.
Managed to get a brand new grey XR perferated leather wheel from a member on here so chucked that on.
Had the exhaust changed a bit to actually sound a little like a V8.

Up and coming.
Fit Lockright diff lock
Mod my Pro Matic shifter to run the 4 speed auto
4.11 diff gears
GT40P heads
Extractors

Yeah it will never stop there will always be something to do to keep it interesting but thats the way I want it at the moment. Have something to play with but something that I dont need to dedicate a huge chuck of my life too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:02 pm 
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Glad you kept it. Now when are we going to fit those GT40p's. I can see that happenning some time after Xmas.

Brett

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:06 pm 
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when you taking to wsid for before and after times as i will bring the turbo down for a run too...

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:12 pm 
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TerroristGHIA wrote:
Glad you kept it. Now when are we going to fit those GT40p's. I can see that happenning some time after Xmas.

Brett


Yeah Im actually glad I kept it too now. Took a lot of stress off me.
Ha dyou not have come up that day with the scan tool but it would of been in a thousand pieces by now. So your too blame! LOL.

Yeah it will be time to chuck the heads on after Chrissy. We have to take the girls off down the coast for a bit of R&R first but. You and me wont be using it as an excuse to drink piss and go fishing but would we.................. :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:14 pm 
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taxi 5L wrote:
when you taking to wsid for before and after times as i will bring the turbo down for a run too...

phill


Early January hey. What do you reckon? Im looking forward to you whipping me!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:21 pm 
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taxi 5L wrote:
when you taking to wsid for before and after times as i will bring the turbo down for a run too...

phill


Early January hey. What do you reckon? Im looking forward to you whipping me!


i'd be happy with a 12 since i know it does 13.1 already.Will have to gee up brett for some sticky tires :wink: ....

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:36 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
Looking good mate, absolute f**k bargain!!

I know what you mean by a huge chunk of your life taken up by a project. I wish mine was a complete runner. Taking up a whole lot of useful space doing nothing at the moment.

Did you have any luck with finding LPG gear?

Been wanting to reverse my LPG conversion......motivate me! :mrgreen:
BTW....welcome to the tank club!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:32 pm 
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I actually have quite a bit of LPG gear here already that I would be using to set it up as a straight gas only system. Would not be real legal but with no backfeed system or computer etc so getting it passed could be an issue. Ultimately I want to run a Impco 425 on a standard 4 barrel system and put it out the bonnet.
So yeah have the under bonnet gear , just have to get a tank.
Well Mick PM me a price you want for your system. It might be the ticket to get it all up and complied on the BBQ bottle and then later on I can swap my gear over on to it.
Yeah you can get used to driving around in your lounge room hey................... :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:46 pm 
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Ah yes! the Fairlane bug has bitten once more, don't tell everyone they'll all want one eh mick! :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:19 am 
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what were those original wheels off? i kinda like em!
i'd love a fairlane, guess im going to have to settle for the fairmont and XR :cry:
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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:01 am 
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fairlane6970 wrote:
Ah yes! the Fairlane bug has bitten once more, don't tell everyone they'll all want one eh mick! :lol:


I already want one :(

Looks awesome, bargain price too. Seriously, WTF with the price?
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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:05 am 
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SVD115 wrote:
what were those original wheels off? i kinda like em!
i'd love a fairlane, guess im going to have to settle for the fairmont and XR :cry:



Thanks mate. The original wheels are aftermarket 16x8's and they are currently for sale. PM me if you would like more info.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:11 am 
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fairlane6970 wrote:
Ah yes! the Fairlane bug has bitten once more, don't tell everyone they'll all want one eh mick! :lol:


I already want one :(

Looks awesome, bargain price too. Seriously, WTF with the price?


Cheers. Yeah it was definately cheap. The water pump was stuffed , to the point that when you put water in it it just poured out past the seal and come out of the bearing lubrication hole. It was only drivable for a few km's as it was.
So being just out of rego , not really drivable and in a small Central coast town it made it fairly difficult to sell. The young , (somewhat tidy I should add) girl I bought it off could not afford to both pay to repair it and reregister it , so I got it at a good price.
Ashcook lined me up with a cheap car carrier to bring it down to my place so once it was here I changed the water pump over and put some rego on it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:19 pm 
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ashcook wrote:
EVL098 wrote:
SLO247 wrote:
fairlane6970 wrote:
Ah yes! the Fairlane bug has bitten once more, don't tell everyone they'll all want one eh mick! :lol:


I already want one :(

Looks awesome, bargain price too. Seriously, WTF with the price?


The young , (somewhat tidy I should add) girl I bought it off could not afford to both pay to repair it and reregister it , so I got it at a good price.
Ashcook lined me up with a cheap car carrier to bring it down to my place so once it was here I changed the water pump over and put some rego on it.


I have to say the lady who runs the transport company is somewhat tidy too :D


Pity I didnt get the chance to meet her..................She is one of the most down to earth , easy going people to talk to and organise stuff. So much so that you would not think she was a good sort. Someone is a lucky dude. To get a tidy package thats down to earth.............very few of them around. :mrgreen:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ahoy Captain!!!! The Boat. 95 NF Fairlane 5.0
Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:55 pm 
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Had the roof lining done today. Come up excellent!
Cost me $170 and my sanity. I lost my sanity because I had to go into frigging Penrith Plaza to kill a couple of hours while waiting for it to be done.
Oh well got a little bit of chrissy shopping done anyway.
Then changed the interior lights over to LED when I got home. Jaycar now sell the replacement wedge globes that are LED in white , red and blue. For a couple of dollars each I could not be stuffed solder and making them up.
Picked up my front slotted rotors and new extreme duty pads today. They will go in one afternoon during the week.
The just have to organise for the d**k lock to go in , the shifter be modded to fit and another little device for fun I will be fitting , and that shall be it for a while.
Then I just have to start looking at the gas conversion..............

 

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