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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:29 pm 
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Looks nice the only problem is its a EA if only it were like a EB2 that would be awesome but we cant all be that lucky in life


So how rare was the rear box mount ?


Eb2 comes with smartlock & all it's associated issues, you know smartlock is getting old now, having a few aging issues lol. Suspension wise, some bushes in the rear end are wider in the eb2 (better handling - slightly), tho I have 2 Eb series 1 car's that run the wider bushes, both are Xr8 models tho.

These days the EA is the less common of the early Eseries, and those that are left are mostly good car's, not like the early car's with issues, most of which have been recycled by now.

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:32 pm 
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I don't mind EA. Really, what's the major changes on the outside? It has a EB front end and mirrors on it anyway. So it's just the tail lights and garnish.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:29 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
I don't mind EA. Really, what's the major changes on the outside? It has a EB front end and mirrors on it anyway. So it's just the tail lights and garnish.


True, and that's all that really matters, that you like it.

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:01 pm 
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manual conversion on the EA is all done. As the pedal box, loom and ECU come out of a factory manual EA Ghia, the cruise all works properly and cancels when the clutch it pressed. Gotta say i'm very happy, and s**t I love manual E series

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:08 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
manual conversion on the EA is all done. As the pedal box, loom and ECU come out of a factory manual EA Ghia, the cruise all works properly and cancels when the clutch it pressed. Gotta say i'm very happy, and s**t I love manual E series



is good when it all comes ta gethha :twisted:
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:36 pm 
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yeh, driving it makes me happy. Fitted up my leather steering wheel today.

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 2:44 am 
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Got to update your signature now :)
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 8:24 am 
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probably should. Got her detailed on the outside

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:50 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:13 am 
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she's a good daily. The T5 with the 2.77 diff is fine. So gunna leave it

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:27 am 
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89.SVO wrote:
she's a good daily. The T5 with the 2.77 diff is fine. So gunna leave it


Knew it that's great though to know a diff swap is not a must
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:29 pm 
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EF_wanabe wrote:
89.SVO wrote:
she's a good daily. The T5 with the 2.77 diff is fine. So gunna leave it


Knew it that's great though to know a diff swap is not a must


yeh. not even gunna bother lowering it or putting an exhaust on it

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:56 am 
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EA did it's first long trip over the weekend. Went to Horsham and back. 450kms round trip. Did it without a hassle.
But the big test will be tomorrow, going to Sydney in it. 4 people and a empty tandem on the way up. 5 and a tandem carrying a Chrysler Centura on the way back. I've pretty much thrown any part at it that I think could cause an issue.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:25 am 
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Well, had my first major issue with the daily tonight. My older brother got a house out of town. Decided to drop a skid in the EA, rev rev, dump the clutch, it axle tramps like a prick and BANG, ZZZZZZZZZ. I'm like oh s**t, I just blew up the T5. Drove off, got gears fine, but I noticed the shifter was on a mad angle. So I popped the bonnet and saw this.

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I broke both engine mounts at once, and the ZZZZ noise was the fan hitting the shroud and slowing down. So I drove it home with the motor on the piss and the fan not moving, but with airflow through the radiator while driving she was okay.

So a few mounts are on the cards for this week.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:04 pm 
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picked this up for the bargain price of $130 :D

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