Well as some of you may or may not know, over the past 2 years my dad and i have been rebuilding an XW Fairmont GS, with the intent of turning it into a GT replica for the purpose of entering Classic Adelaide. Late last year the car was finally finished, and we are now in the process of running the engine in by having some casual cruises in and around adelaide.
We bought the car as an unfinished project approx 2 years ago as a painted shell with a rebuilt engine and all the parts ready for re-assembly. Here is the final product (see pics below). The car is as follows.
1969 XW Fairmont GS.
I was V8 4sp ex factory but now has
351 c (D block)
2V heads with 4V valves, and mild clean up of ports.
Edelbrock Street Dominator Manifold
600 Holley Vac Secondarys
Twin 2.25" system, single Super Turbo muffler each bank
4sp Top Loader
9" with 3.55 gears
16:1 GT Steering Box
Lowered (GT Height) front springs
Reset 6 leaf rear springs
KYB Shocks all round
The color is Facotry Original (But resprayed) Reef Green
Interior is Black Vinyl
This car has had a lot of effort put in and we are very proud of it.
When we are on GT Club runs (such as Victor Harbor where the photo's were taken) I drive the XW while dad drives his XY GTHO PhIII.
Sorry bout the long spill but im very proud of the car, makes the old EF seem very slow tho
A few extra things i forgot,
Next will be a front spoiler and a set of 5 slots to complete the look of a GTHO Ph II, the wheels on the car are original 1970's Road Rebel wheels, a factory option at the time. Apart from that, the car is basically finished.
Well, the intention is to run in Classic, but over the last few years entry fee keeps going up. When we began the project, entry was $2000 for Touring (not timed for competition and didnt need a roll cage) but now touring aren't allowed to go over 80kph on most stages and 100kph on some stages, which is utter crap cos you can do that on any given sunday. But the have a new class now called Sports Classic or something similar where you can go as hard as you want, dont require roll cage and arent timed, but entry to that is now around $3500 or close to it, which is a hell of a lot for four days, so we may just be giving it a miss which is a realy pity. However the car will more than likely be heading out to some track days at Mallala, Hill climbs etc. just for some fun :D
OMFG me likes,me likes that alot good work mate n happy cruising.
cars are a lethal weapon,your not invinsible when you get into one,and no matter how much skill you think you have,you are never in control you are always on the edge of death it may not happen today but if you keep driving like you do,you too will end up dead!
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