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Old 11-24-2002, 22:05   #1 (permalink)
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EB Fairmont question

Hi guys

My mate just bought an EB Fairmont. It's build date is 02/92 (I'm fairly certain I read that in the book that came with it, tho I might be mistaken). Reading the eafalcon website, it mentions that ABS didn't come on the Fairmonts till April. However, this has ABS and power everything. Is it possible it's a series 2? (How do I tell). Picked the car up for a steal, $3100, everything works apart from the areial.

Also, the gearbox has missed 4 gear twice now (auto). From researching on here and elsewhere, it looks like it could either be the solenoid or an electrical issue. Any idea on cost to fix?

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Old 11-24-2002, 22:09   #2 (permalink)
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Look out for 4.0 badges on the front guards - these are the series IIs, whereas the original had no engine size badges.

Also please note the difference between a car's month or production, and launch month. The EA was launched in February 1988, yet there are a few cars built in late '87 in the Club.
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:07   #3 (permalink)
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Another way to tell which was how i found out about mine is that if you look in the boot under the Parcel Shelf in between the 6 inch speakers there will be a factory hole for a 10 inch sub :)

that was how i was told to see if it was a series 2 or not

and mine sure was

im thinking of fitting a 10 inch there also
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are you sure its 10"?? The EF/EL fairmont ghia's had an 8" subby... would seem strange for them to go to a smaller size
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My EB2 Fairmont was built 02/92! Join up at www.myford.com.au. You can enter the VIN and it will tell you about your car and some of its history.
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Read No 10's

Thats correct, you can only fit an 8" sub in the parcel tray of any Fords standard tray

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