Tickford Ruled; FPV Rocks
Join Date: Sep 2001
Hey, thanks for the welcome guys, much appreciated. Martin, my XW Fairmont is pretty much a stock 3.6L (a massive 221 cubes!). We lowered it 2 inches in the rear (properly, of course). It's a column shift auto. It was originally diamond white. We resprayed it zircon green and put on some ROH 12 slots and Bridgestone Eagers, so it's a bit of all show and no go at the moment. But I have major plans for the XW in the future. Briefly, I'm gonna chuck the 6 out, put in an 8 (a mildly worked 302W to take care of the go factor), put in a manual gearbox (four on the floor), paint her silver fox and add the orange GS stripes. I might also lower it in the front if it still sits high after the 302 goes in. I also want to gets the chrome GS wheel covers and skinny old fashioned style Pirellis, then get the red stripe around the tyres (like the Dunlop Aquajets had back then). I am aiming for the completely stock Fairmont GS look, as if it came out of the factory fully optioned up that way back in '69. It's a very long term plan; when I get a career established (im at uni) it's gonna happen. We've kept the XW (unregistered, but with original plates) so its in the garage waiting for the action to begin. Did I also mention that I want to get myself An AUII XR8 5 speed some time down the track as well? To much good Ford product out there, not enough dough!