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 Post subject: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:18 pm 
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I bought this a few months back to replace the KE Laser Ghia I had. Needed a car with a decent boot and that's capable of towing.
Enter $350 EA Fairmont Ghia. The car has a funny past, it's been owned by a few family members. The old man bought it for like $500 bucks, fixed a few things, cleaned it up, then sold it to my girlfriends sisters partner. Well she didn't look after it and it was neglected big time, 3 out of 4 windows didn't work, back seat covered in dog hair, not serviced, not cleaned. So my older brother bought it of her about 12 months later and he fixed it up, serviced it and detailed it. Fitted NC Fairlane seats and door trims, and a front windscreen visor. then like 6 weeks later sold it to a guy in Melbourne.

It turns out that they guy was on my facebook, he owned it 12 months and the auto started playing up. So I went down there with the intentions of converting it to manual (had a conversion sitting in my shed for 12 months). It drove onto the trailer, so when i got it home I did a auto service and adjusted the kick down (as it is a 3 speed auto) and I put a permit on it and have been driving it to and from work to fix the stuff it needed for a roady (was a fairly small list).

Needed:
Brake fluid flush
RHR seat belt (turns out it was just tangled behind the C pillar trim)
Both front window regs (LHS was rooted, RHS window had just popped out of the track)
Wiper blades
Heater tap and hoses
Tail shaft unis
LCA bushes (Did castor rod while is was in there)
Adjust the front wheel bearings, It had brake shudder so I fitted new front RDA rotors I bought of my brother for $50, and new wheel bearings.

I got everything on the roady list done but on the way home on Saturday the auto decided to pack up completely. So now i'm converting it to manual. a EB 6 bolt flywheel is being machined and a Exedy HD clutch is on order. Also a new cable and dampener.

I also bought a set of Pacemaker 4499s and a redback hi flow cat. And as my SVO is going turbo i'll be using the 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust with 3.5" dump tip on this car.
And I have already done my patented airbox mod and fitted a BMC high flow panel filter I had in my shed.

I'm going the grandpa style look with this one. visor, white venetian (which I have ready in the shed), it has the blind spot mirrors on the outside mirrors.
Just gunna lower it, as it's too damn high, and the LHR sits 1" higher than the RHR. I got a set of rear SL springs and short shaft rear shocks already, just need SL fronts.

Anyways, pics
I forgot to mention, it has a EB bonnet, grill and mirrors on it.
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when I was about to do the rotors. (I think im a mechanic)
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rear height, LHR is an inch higher
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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:40 pm 
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she's a bit of a nugget at the moment.

I forgot to mention I had a Sprint front lip lying around. It was the old one of my EB which was Stark white like this EA. So I bolted it on

 

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Daily driver: AU2. 5 speed. 19" FG luxos. Full exhaust. Lowered. AU3 XR leather interior, converted to full power windows. 3.45 LSD. IN THE FUTURE: Tickford 6
Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:15 pm 
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the '93 S i bought is same color .... actually has very good bumpers :shock:

funny how ya hava few cars ta work on .... but 1st ya gotta get rid of some others 1st :lol: :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:34 pm 
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the 93 model would be dynamic white

 

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Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:42 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:31 am 
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It's a good start, I remember seeing this new on the showroom floor, absolutely loved the Turbo Blade wheels.
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:05 pm 
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hell ya anther fellow EA owner ;)

looking nice
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
It's a good start, I remember seeing this new on the showroom floor, absolutely loved the Turbo Blade wheels.



is that what they called??
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 2:45 pm 
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Sure did. I used to get calls and customers on the front counter when they came out as to how much. They were the 15" wheels that EVERYONE wanted for their EA/EBs. At one stage, we couldn't even get them, they were selling faster than the supply of them and Ford kept what they had for the production line.
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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:17 pm 
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wow, I didn't think they were that sought after.

 

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Weekend driver: EA SVO AU motor. Built BTR. TCE 2800 stall. T76 turbo. Locked diff. On E85. approx 320rwkw. 11.5 @121mph

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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:11 am 
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i seen a set today at pick a part they do look pretty nice actually for a old wheel and they seemed to have aged well in my books :)
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 Post subject: Re: The new daily. EA Fairmont Ghia
Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:33 am 
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EF_wanabe wrote:
i seen a set today at pick a part they do look pretty nice actually for a old wheel and they seemed to have aged well in my books :)



aged well?? :? ... i thought they was pretty 'ordinary' :roll:
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Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:07 am 
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Mad2 wrote:
EF_wanabe wrote:
i seen a set today at pick a part they do look pretty nice actually for a old wheel and they seemed to have aged well in my books :)



aged well?? :? ... i thought they was pretty 'ordinary' :roll:


Yes that is the thing there nothing to flash eg ftrs and snow flakes are the best lol
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