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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:06 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:10 pm 
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damn that brought it up nice! lookin real good, and i agree with how good th premium sound is in those cars!

 

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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:18 pm 
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I want one now. F**k you.

How good is the low end and mid range punch in these though!? You certainly notice the difference the VCT makes.
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:19 pm 
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Wow, that came out mirror finished. Looks very smooth, awesome job man!!

I now see what you mean about those stock Ghia rims and 4WD height though :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:07 am 
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nice au mate!!!

there are a few people that diss the au but once you drive a good one you realise they drive so much nicer than the e series..
thats why i drive my mrs au more than my e series..
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 10:34 am 
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Regarding the ride height and tyre/rim size combo vs comfort thing, i think both options would offset each other so would be hard to say for sure.

For practicality and looks i think 17's and "Low" springs would be the best compromise. Not too high or too low, and would look heaps better with 17's rather than the small 16's. I saw an AU Ghia the other day, same colour as your's, slightly lowered with those Series 1 AU Tickford 17" rims and i must say it did look quite nice.

However, I would be curious to know what it would be like with "Superlows" all round and 17's, especially with the AU being a bit more of a smoother car. I reckon a good set of short stoke struts/shocks and decent progressive rate springs (like Dobinson springs) would still be fairly comfortable considering the height and would look and handle great :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:23 am 
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sorry my mistake, april 2000 is series II


Yes AU II has the orange turn indicators in the headlights, as seen in a pic on this thread, whereas they are white on I and III. :D
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 11:58 am 
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regency wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
sorry my mistake, april 2000 is series II


Yes AU II has the orange turn indicators in the headlights, as seen in a pic on this thread, whereas they are white on I and III. :D


are you sure???
my mrs is a series 2 with the white indicators ...
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:03 pm 
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Try loosening the handbrake off slightly at the lever, they have gay handbrakes like BAs. Could be the noise, ours does it intermittently after we adjusted the handbrake, I probably wound it up slightly too tight. Didn't work at all before that though.

Expect it to use a bit more fuel than the EF, the VCT's are thirsty.We don't even get to 500kms with ours before it starts beeping. I don't drive it THAT psychotically either.

Does it have 3.45 LSD?

Please mod it.
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:28 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
regency wrote:
FordFairmont wrote:
sorry my mistake, april 2000 is series II


Yes AU II has the orange turn indicators in the headlights, as seen in a pic on this thread, whereas they are white on I and III. :D


are you sure???
my mrs is a series 2 with the white indicators ...


Yes I saw that blue one. Nice car.
Maybe has had headlights replaced at some stage for whatever reason?
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:43 pm 
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might just be fairmonts/ghia that had the orange parts on the indicators?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:04 pm 
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alfy wrote:
might just be fairmonts/ghia that had the orange parts on the indicators?

Just had a look on Carsales.
Alfy hit the nail on the head: Only AUII Fairmont and Fairmont Ghia came from the factory with the orange indicators in the headlights.
An aesthetic consideration?

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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:09 pm 
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My smashed AU2 ghia has the orange bits as well.

Good pickup. These cars are great. If mine wasnt so damaged I'd love it as a daily.
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 Post subject: Re: AUII Grandpa Ghia
Posted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:13 pm 
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Converted cars are never really the same though. :(

Im not putting in the climate dash + stuff either. Too much hassle.
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