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    BarMatt's AU Fairmont

    Hello,

    I have had my fair share of Fords, but there is one that I will never sell. I have had my ups and downs but the old Fairmont is a part of me!

    I have rather long/extensive babble threads about the long drawn out progress of my AU, but figured it would be best to have some before/afters then can describe what my future plans at a later date.

    Exterior
    First few weeks of owning her


    Wagga All Ford Day



    Set back.. Rear ended by a motorbike


    The repair



    Post respray



    At Mount Panaroma


    New house – Needed a picture


    My beloved 20’s were stolen at work… Jerks!


    Replacements with bluewalls

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    Interior

    After I added new wheels, wood grain, chrome door handles, etc.



    The boot install


    After I moved the battery to the boot



    6x9’s fitted to the rear without cutting – Success!


    Series III Ghia Interior (still haven’t finished this off..)


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    Engine bay

    First mod – Power steering cover painted.. Wow it was an ugly engine bay back then!


    Polished Rocker cover


    Post Turbo attempt – New extractors, battery in boot, catch can, etc.


    The new intake

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    Attempt 1 - Turbo install

    Several years ago the old girl was turboed. Few errors in judgement and I decided to remove the setup and go NA (See the pics above).. Now I have a reliable daily, the turbo gear will go back on for good now but here are some pics of where I got up to.

    Day 1 – Thinking what have I got myself into


    Progress, looking a bit better


    Dodgey setup to see if it ran.. It did!


    Slightly better setup, drivable



    The business end


    Old trial fit photo


    Cheers,
    Matt

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    Superb!
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    I love the t3 kits on the au's, just looks tough, and it really really pisses of the purists lol.

    I always wanted to turbo my old one, and get some custom TS40T badges made up for it.
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    When I got this, I only just found out what a T Series was. I saw the price back in 2005 and had ZERO chance of getting one, so opted for the look-a-like.

    If things go well in the build, I will be lowering it a bit more, getting some more subtle wheels, and removing the spoiler. After comparing my FG to my AU, I think subtle trumps flamboyant!

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    So here is a little about what has been done and what is planned.

    Exterior

    • TS50 Front Bar
    • TS50 Side Skirts
    • TS50 Rear Bar
    • Hawk Wing
    • Clear Side indicators
    • 20" Advanti Alphas
    • De-badged
    • Full respray
    • Tint

    Interior

    • BA Scuff Plates with “Ford” inserts
    • Chrome Gear surround
    • MOMO Steering wheel
    • Black leather T-bar
    • Chrome door handles
    • Series III Ghia interior
    • AU conol guage insert
    • Speco boost gauge
    • Autometer A/F ratio gauge

    Sound System

    • Fantom Face XL Head unit
    • 6.5” AVI Splits up - front
    • 6x9" Infinity Kappa series - rear
    • Custom Fibreglass Boot install
    • 2 x 12” Type R Subwoofers
    • Alpine V12 AccuClass - D (990w)
    • Alpine V-Power (350w)
    • 12 Packets of Dynamat sound Deadener

    Performance / Engine / Drivetrain

    Current

    • SL Springs
    • Heavy duty shocks
    • Whiteline lower trailing arms
    • 30mm "Extra" heavy duty front sway bar
    • KAAZ Diff
    • 3.9 Ratio gears
    • Adjustable electronic shift kit
    • Davies Craig transmission cooler
    • 180 degree thermostat
    • Dev4 cam
    • Alco 650cca battery relocated to boot with kill switch and jump starter point
    • 3" Di Filippo intake
    • SS Induction CAI

    Planned
    • Log manifold
    • to4e Turbo
    • External wastegate plumb back
    • 3" dump pipe and 3" exhaust with high flow cat
    • 100hp PWR intercooler
    • Plumb back BOV
    • custom intake with 4" K&N filter
    • Monza catch can recirculated
    • Vortech fuel regulator
    • 42lb Ford Racing Green top injectors
    • Bosch 044 fuel pump
    • larger Davies Craig transmission cooler

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    Well done mate - now now don't be nasty to us Elitists/Purists some of us are really really really good blokes
    Good luck to you a mock up never bothers me we are all different thankfully, good with the hair dryer she must be a hand full of good fun in the wet.
    The pic looking down with the bluewalls fitted looks great, hope you buy bits from Comerfords I know the bros well.
    YNWA ! off to CL 2018.
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    When I was looking at replacing my EB I had it narrowed down to a Series III TS50 or an FG G6E Turbo. It was a VERY hard choice, but not wanting to ruin a TS50 daily driving made me choose the FG, I think they deserve better than that

    I will have one eventually, but I am really enjoying the G6E for now.

    I do go to Comerfords a bit, but its in such a painful spot! If you tell them to move somewhere with less traffic I would go more.

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