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    Belle, The T-56 Ghia

    The T-56 Ghia in time... Heres a rough photo guide of the build of what is still Australia's ONLY 6 Speed Manual BA Fairmont Ghia.




    The day she arived, this was the car that was going to remain stock... IT DID... for about a week!!!




    Then I went out one day and got some lowered King Springs, SL front and SSL rear. This brought her down to a more respectable level.


    After that I did the 3" steel intake pipe as shown on another forum, no real gain in it I dont think but you know how it goes. I also fitted an XR6 Turbo snorkle and a K&N Filter.


    One day I went out and had a cat back zorsty pipe fitted (no pics). On the way home I called passed The Tyre Factory and scored my self a set of Lenso LS-5 19inch rims wrapped in Maxxis MA-Z1 Rubber.




    Finally it was worthy of wearing my custom 'SIKBRO' rego plates
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    Next it was time to add some bass and make the most out of the factory premium sound.
    My Rides
    69 Morris Mini K- 1275, Twin SU's, Minilites
    83 XE Fairmont Ghia- 351 Cleveland, C10, Holley 770 and loads more
    02 BA Fairmont Ghia- 4.0, T-56 Six Speed Manual, Low, 19's and looks the goods
    50 Austin A40- 1.2, 4 Speed, Stock as a rock with whitewalls

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    Fast forward a couple of years



    The auto pedal box, shifter and trans were binned....




    in favor of a Manual pedal box, shifter and most importantly a BF Typhoon T-56 Six speed manual conversion.




    The stereo was looking a bit dull so I made up some board's and mounted the amp too the boot floor.


    The time came to clean the K&N Filter, haha...


    As they do, the cat crapped itself...


    So I figured a set of 4490's and a Hiflow was in order.


    Then of course came the dreadded BA Diff bush collapse...

    Theres plenty more done to the car that I can't 'right at this second' find photos of but this gives you a pretty good idea.
    My Rides
    69 Morris Mini K- 1275, Twin SU's, Minilites
    83 XE Fairmont Ghia- 351 Cleveland, C10, Holley 770 and loads more
    02 BA Fairmont Ghia- 4.0, T-56 Six Speed Manual, Low, 19's and looks the goods
    50 Austin A40- 1.2, 4 Speed, Stock as a rock with whitewalls

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    Very unique... nice work mate...

    Those headers... are they any good?
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    Looks great with the wheels and lowered.

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    Falc'man: Im wrapped with the difference between the 4490s and the stock cast manifold. Around the same time I did coils, plugs and all that sorta stuff too so it really finished it all off nicely
    My Rides
    69 Morris Mini K- 1275, Twin SU's, Minilites
    83 XE Fairmont Ghia- 351 Cleveland, C10, Holley 770 and loads more
    02 BA Fairmont Ghia- 4.0, T-56 Six Speed Manual, Low, 19's and looks the goods
    50 Austin A40- 1.2, 4 Speed, Stock as a rock with whitewalls

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