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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:49 pm 
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bugga about the mounts :oops: ... blooody good score on the lights tho. i'm just going with the earlier version
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:01 am 
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earlier version?

The mounts were a bit annoying, it turns out it was only the RHS that was broken. But the motor got itself jammed in there tight, I had a brace across the two strut towers pulling upwards and a trolley jack under the bellhousing and it went bang and finally come free.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 2:04 pm 
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ouch dude not good, hows the engine screwed?

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:46 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
earlier version?

The mounts were a bit annoying, it turns out it was only the RHS that was broken. But the motor got itself jammed in there tight, I had a brace across the two strut towers pulling upwards and a trolley jack under the bellhousing and it went bang and finally come free.



ouch on the jam :roll: ... good thing motors ok tho!


the twin lights you bought are the later version ... mine [factory .. well i believe they are?] fits where the headlight goes & doesn't have the filler piece between em like you do

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 5:08 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
earlier version?

The mounts were a bit annoying, it turns out it was only the RHS that was broken. But the motor got itself jammed in there tight, I had a brace across the two strut towers pulling upwards and a trolley jack under the bellhousing and it went bang and finally come free.



ouch on the jam :roll: ... good thing motors ok tho!


the twin lights you bought are the later version ... mine [factory .. well i believe they are?] fits where the headlight goes & doesn't have the filler piece between em like you do

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These are not genuine lights.
They are the twinlight setup.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:30 pm 
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what Matt_jew said. They're aftermarket copies.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:44 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
what Matt_jew said. They're aftermarket copies.



arggggh bugga .... weelll at least i don't need to modify anything...... :roll: :|
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:36 am 
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you will, the headlight wiring. The earlier ones have an issue that when you flick the high beams on, the low beams will cut out.

And the ED XR front is a straight bolt on

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:57 am 
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not worried about the low beam cutting out

won't be using stock globes [90/130 & 120] ..... by then should be running a AU alt & wiring will be changed if needed - my old val ran 3 relays - one for low & two for high [high beam plus spotties]


ok re ED .... also running the 2.77 diff will neva get ya off the line quick [but i think ya knows that] & ya got more chance of breaking engine mounts :? different val had 2.77 & i changed it too 2.92 - did seem to make a change & i didn't want to go to 3.23. the EA wagoon i bought for parts spun well with the 2.92 lsd & 5sp running the stock 3.9 - the wagoon i'm putting on the road will hopefully have 3.27 lsd [combination of the 2.92 lsd & the 3.27 EB]
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:08 am 
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yeh gunna get a 3.27 LSD. but not exactly priority at the moment

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:01 am 
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:21 am 
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Finally fitted my venetian

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Also after the Sydney trip I did (5 up, and towing a car) it needs rear upper and lower trailing arm bushes, centre steering shaft uni and rack bushes. Grabbing them today to do over the next couple of weeks when I get time.

 

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:24 pm 
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been a while since I posted. Did the upper and lower trailing arm bushes. Fitted 2 new tyres (the rear ones wore out really quickly :D )

Cut out the front speaker holes from 4" to 6.5" and fitted some Morel Tempo splits. Damn they sound good. and for S&Gs got the subs measured by a SPL metre thing. Got 134.1db with 2 Morel Primo subs in a prefab sealed twin 12" box running 1k of power.

Got a 3.23 LSD lined up for the old girl too. Just waiting on the guy to pull it out and for me to have the time to go to Melbourne to pick it up

But apart from that it's been really good, cheap, motoring. Been very reliable and clocked over 311,000kms the other day.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:40 pm 
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89.SVO wrote:
been a while since I posted. Did the upper and lower trailing arm bushes. Fitted 2 new tyres (the rear ones wore out really quickly :D )

Cut out the front speaker holes from 4" to 6.5" and fitted some Morel Tempo splits. Damn they sound good. and for S&Gs got the subs measured by a SPL metre thing. Got 134.1db with 2 Morel Primo subs in a prefab sealed twin 12" box running 1k of power.

Got a 3.23 LSD lined up for the old girl too. Just waiting on the guy to pull it out and for me to have the time to go to Melbourne to pick it up

But apart from that it's been really good, cheap, motoring. Been very reliable and clocked over 311,000kms the other day.



Very nice :) im proud of you for having 2 EA's

Also just curious may you show some pictures of the doors with the 6.5" woofers i would like to see how it is done please

As i had splits and put them in the rear and went with 4"s at the front :(

old girl is going along nicely the 3.23 should liven it up alot not like it needs it has plenty of go i bet
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:53 pm 
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meh. with the 2.77 rear it's a bit of a slug.

that would mean i'd have to pull the door trim off again....

 

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