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 Post subject: TimmyA's 93 ED Falcon
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:49 pm 
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Contents

->History + Initial Mods (BA Gear Stick, CD Player, Lowering) (Scroll Down)

->Momo Wheel + Plates

->XR Front + HID's + AJR Mags

->BA Illuminating Power Window Switches

->"Antenna-less"

->EL Relay Block Retrofit

->EL Cruise + Column + Steering Wheel + Variable Intermittent Wipers - Planning

->EL Cruise + Column + Steering Wheel + Variable Intermittent Wipers - Install

->Engine Bay EL Fuse Block + Wiring Tidy

->Completed Install EL Steering/Cruise Components

->Steering Wheel CD Player Control Planning

->BA Steering Wheel - Trial Fit

->BA Steering Wheel - EL -> BA Comparisons

->BA Steering Wheel - Conversion Of BA Cruise Buttons For Use On EL Cruise Module

->BA Steering Wheel - Momo Has Arrived + Airbag-less Horn Pad

->BA Steering Wheel - BA/EL Hybrid Combo Switch

->BA Steering Wheel - Install + Combo Clearance Issues

->BA Steering Wheel - Photos

->LED Foot Well Courtesy Lighting

->Tipper Trailer - Winch Operated

->NL Cluster - Initial Fitment

->SMD5050 Interior Light

->Revisit On Variable Intermittent Wiper Circuitry

->TFI-SIM - The Beginnings

->Lokka Goes In + The Search For Alternatives

->XR6 Garnish Repair + Install & NL Interior Light

->Goulburn + Bright Holiday 2011

->Boot Install To Run Tipper Trailer

->Aquisition Of Genuine Literature

->Tipper Trailer - Maiden Voyage!

->BA Steering Wheel - Button Functionality

->FG Steering Wheel - Beginnings

->FG Steering Wheel - Trial Fitment

->FG Steering Wheel - The Wiring Begins

->SMD5050 Boot Light

->EL 3.45 LSD Diff - Conversion

->Remote TFI - Info

->HID 55W Retrofit Low Beams & High Beams

->FG Steering Wheel - BA To FG Comparisons

->Wade Cam + EEC-V + Thermofans + XH Snorkel + FG Steering Wheel Custom Buttons & On/Off Adaptor Board

->EL 3.45 LSD Diff - Install

->NL Cluster - Install

->NL Cluster - Bracket Redesign

->Retarded Trip Computer - Repair Theory

->Retarded Trip Computer - No More! + Door Ajar Install

->Bright Holiday

->Car Trouble - Dodgy MAP Connection? + The BBM Idea Begins

->The Old Man's ED Project

->BF Starter Install

->VCT - The Idea Begins

->FG Steering Wheel - Airbag Acquisition

->Mate Race Car Wiring + FG Steering Wheel - Wiring +Install

->Car Trouble - Repair? + Revisited Ride Height

->XR Eyebrow Trial

->Christmas Shopping - New Winch + New Mags + VCT Head

->VCT - Install Info

->New Mags Are On - ROH Drift R's

->VCT - Photos + New Trailer Winch

->New Mags Are On - ROH Drift R's Pt.2

->BBM - EF/EL - AU Comparisons

->BBM - AirCon Piping Issues

->BBM + VCT Wiring Completed

->Remote TFI - Preparation Stage + Pre-Fab Kits Now Available

->Wangaratta Holiday

->E Series Recirculation Flap Repair

->Phasor Oil Seal?

->Remote TFI Part 2

->AU VCT Factory Workshop Manual

->Wiper Arm Mounted Washer Jets

->AU VCT Install Begins!

->Pinging? Knock Sensor Install

->AU VCT Oil Leak Dramas!!!

->Photos in the rain...

->New Fuel Pump Time

->AU Motor In Planning...

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Hey all...

I spose its about time I did one of these... You'll have to bear with me that I don't have the room, tools, time or money to create a masterpiece like some people on here have, but this is what is mine...

I spose it started with getting L's and wanting a car... At 16 I wasn't wanting to do a manual conversion (although I now know its possible) I wanted a factory manual... Early in 2006 a white manual ED falcon came up on ebay in Goulburn and I won it for $1600...

As dad is a Ford mechanic we borrowed the Tilt Tray Tow Truck and headed off to get it... Bumping into his boss (who was on the way home from Sydney) and stopping at the ford dealership on the way into Goulburn, out of the corner of our eyes we found a red manual ED falcon...

We departed to pick up the white ED and test drove it... It was crap... needed loads of TLC... Tinting was bulbling and interior was a mess and didn't go real good... So we went back to test drive the red one and it was basic as it was owned buy an elderly couple so it was well looked after but it was a much better car...

And so the ford dealership owner said he'd take 1600 for it so we took the red one home, and as such became the second owners of it...

This is pretty much what it looked like when we got it home:
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Being in school with only a part time job went about doing two things:
A) What was needed to get it one the road &
B) What was cheap...

As old people do... It had never had any coolant put in the motor... So as you can imagine... everything steel was knacked...

From memory it got:
*New Steel pipes (both the one on the thermostat housing and the bypass that runs around behind the motor...
*New water pump
*New radiator
*A "cleaner" header tank
*All manifolds removed and the welsh plugs pulled and the mud (yes mud) blown out of the water gulley's inside the block and then new welsh plugs fitted...
*Injectors cleaned and serviced
*New belts
*New filters (Oil Fuel Air)
*New exhaust
*And major one was removing dash to fix the snapped peg that the clutch pedal swivels on and at the same time strengthening of it...
*New windscreen

and other non critical to rego mods were:
*Painting the rocker cover, door handles, mirror backings
*Removing of all silly protectors (bonnet, headlights, etc.)
*Clear indicators
*Tacho Instrument cluster which a guy off ebay made me some white faced dials for with blue illumination...
*Putting blue LED's in things (rear demister switch, cig lighter, ash tray, footwells, and a blue CD player, still getting around to buying some 1/8W resistors to doing the AC Controls in blue LED's
*Acquirement of a BA 5 speed shifter lead to that being modified and fitted also...
*Towbar which we colour coded before putting on to help appear more invisible when the gooseneck isn't on...

That pretty much got it on the road and reliable to take anywhere...

That Christmas got a full set of Pedders grey springs and fitted them up... and with all that this is pretty how it stayed until i finished school and got more money to do the more expensive things to it that I wanted to do...

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93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:57 pm 
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It was during a later stage after getting my P's that I got tinted windows...

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Then comes the only tingle its been in... You know how there are those old people who just shouldn't be on the road? One of them backed into me... I pulled up down the main street to let a car back out and she backed out straight into the side of me while I was waiting and there was nothing I could do to stop it... I mean seriously, how do you miss a great big bright red car in your rear vision mirror... Damn old people... Ruined my precious ride anyway... Luckily her insurance paid for it... This is it after the panel beaters took to it with a slide hammer:

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93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:08 pm 
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nice tidy ride mate, shame about the bingle.. hope she's all fixed up soon

 

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:11 pm 
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The last major thing that really happened was the pacemaker extractors and with fitment of these lead to the discovery of a leaking head gasket and then that being replaced also...

It was after I finished school and started using this website more I discovered what is actually possible for the old boxcar...

I started an apprenticeship and had all this money and have since gone a bit mad with doing things to make it a one of around the town (which isn't always a good thing either)

First there was a momo wheel with cruise... which was for sale on here, but I bought it on ebay when it was listed there...

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and then there was the bug for the personalised plates and so they happened too:

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and lately I have done heaps to it, however I still dont have any photos of the current mods as such they will come later

*There is the XR front with 6000K HID Low beams, Xenon Halogen High beams and White LED parkers...
*Bought a set of 17's off here for 650 bucks with mostly good tyres...
*EL XR6 Door trims which also entitles a front power window conversion, and I went a little different here, instead of using the plain boring ED window switches I used BA/BF Ghia illuminating ones and only two of (as ED ones only come in a four way) so it looks a little neater and at night I have a soft white glow from the switches... Again something a little different and personalised...
*Bought a cam and about to send it to get ground to a Wade 1636 for which I also have a vernier gear (again both ebay items) and this will be the first engine related modification in quite some time...

Future plans would be:

*EL ECU with TI Performance Chip
*Thermofans
*Engine rebuild
*Bonnet with XR8 bulge
*Maybe one day forced induction

But like all good things... take time and money and unfortunately the house currently has priority so for a while yet I might just be watching you guys doing the modding... One day though I'll get round to my beast...

Thanks for reading...

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Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:15 pm 
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sexyr6...

oh yeah well and truely fixed now... looks better than what it did before it was damaged... worked a treat...

Cheers...

 

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93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 11:03 pm 
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Nice looking ride mate. You have done well.
How did you go about doing the BA shifter boot mod? What bits did you need to get and what did it wind up costing you?
Im thinking it would look good in the ute.

 

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 11:46 am 
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Hi Tim.

Nice looking Boxcar there buddy.

Reminds me of my previous ride.

I am looking forward to more pics and progress.

Cheers
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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:00 pm 
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BenJ...

Cheers,

Will try and remember to get some tomorrow although its raining here and as such the car isn't real clean... But it'll give you any idea anyway...

EVL098...

Simple as... Only the price of the gearstick with the boot (mine was free, whatever you can get one for)... On the BA one dow the bottom there is a steel "U" shaped bracket that goes around the rubber with a bolt pressed into it, you take it off and use the "U" bracket off your ED shifter with just the two holes in it... Use the original bolts and bolt it back up...

Tricky bit is just making a cut out template to cut out the original surround, it just fits in without showing the rectangle that was already cut into it... We buggered up my first one but got the second one pretty right... Just a matter of not taking out too much in one go...

Last little thing is you need to take some small sections out of the centre console to allow it to sit through the hole (only due to the diameter of the BA gearstick base...) I can get photos to show you mine if you want... Just put them in with a linisher (multi-tool) on a bench grinder...

Only thing I am going to do to it is finally work out how to unscrew the knob without damaging the aluminium and then get about 2 inchs taken out of it as it just looks a little too high in the ED compare to how it looks in the BA... and of course as soon as I have money I'm getting on of those 120 bucks short throws that Troyman & BenJ have in their rides... Should make a sweet shifter all in all... :)

Thanks guys,
Tim

 

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93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:47 pm 
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put a ba gear stick into it, i've got one in mine. they are about an inch or two shorter than a standard ef one, which i imagine is similar length to an ED one. they bolt straight in too


nice tidy looking car too though mate

 

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:53 pm 
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Its is a BA gear stick... Out of a 5 speed BA :?

 

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93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:30 pm 
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:lol: i'm a d***head :P

just re-read your post, yes indeed, you are correct. funny that.

i'll make more of an effort to read entire posts next time

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:48 pm 
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haha... thats ok... you confused me... I wennt back to re-read what I had to make sure it mad sense...

Yes just a tad tall for what I'd like though... Somewhere 1 and 2 inches shorter would be perfect Just seems that as it is so tall pulls on the boot a little much and causes the leather to tear... I might take it out and get a suede one made up... Something not so brittle...

Cheers,
Timmy

 

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Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:07 pm 
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Hey guys,

Finally back with some photos of the front and mags and the HID 6000k's...

Was a bit dark to take interior photos of the EL XR trims but the slow shutter speed got some nice outside photos...

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Let me know what you guys think...

Cheers,
Tim

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Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:37 pm 
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These are for Ash...

Excuse the dirty state of the floors, been raining here all week, hard to get in and out without miles of s**t following...

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Some new into something old... These are the Ghia Illuminating switches in action...

Cheers,
Tim

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93 Red ED 5spd Manual Build Thread

Performance: Complete AUII VCT Wiring & Power Train, Pacey Headers, 2.5" Exhaust, Exedy Clutch, DBA Rotors
Visuals: FG XR Wheel, XR Front, 17's, BA 5 Spd Shifter, BA Ghia Window Switches, NL Cluster
Tunes: 8" Pioneer Sub, JBL Speakers, Clarion Double DIN Headunit

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 Post subject: Re: TimmyTimTim's 93 ED Mods
Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:34 am 
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Car looks great, I love the wheels and all the little touches.

Nice Work :D
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