Guys, On the way to work today I noticed 1 BA Fairmont with a CB/UHF arial Duct taped to the roof. My first thought were this is strange then passing it noticed a XR6 and a XLS in Front of me all with Arial's also. They all looked Stock. I tried to get a look in to see if they were running anything but could not see much at all. There definatly testing something maybe fine tuning for the next influx of BA series II. I will keep my eyes pealed for some more vital information.
I will put the camera in the car, I guess i will spot them again. As for the scanner i might be able to borrow a mates hand held. If they are doing tests they will be on this stretch of road often so i will no doubt see them again.
or it could be a group of mates that like to talk whilst driving?
wouldn't be the first time a car has had a UHF/CB antenna.
Well the fact that the ariels are duct taped to the roof and tape is holding the wires down and going into the front door. Looks like a very similar Arial tape job set up to the 5 or so commodores i noticed a couple of month ago that had the motek dash's. As i said i could not see into the cars very well. Definatly not mates but keeping very close to one another and all in casual clothes. I swear all the test blokes look familar. When the BA was getting tested up and down the Geelong road last year they were also in plain clothes and had very very similar arial setups.
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Ford (and all the other manufacturers) are always testing something.
A few of the road test vehicles run GSM modems so the data can be retrieved remotely. The external wiring is typical as the sensor installations on these cars are normally pretty rough. Run the wiring by the easiest route and cover it in gaffer tape.
Could be Series 2 or just running changes on test.
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