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Old 05-25-2002, 18:32   #1 (permalink)
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EA-ED taxi cabs. Any advice?

I have been offered a work-for-its-living Falcon. 550K. On its 3rd tranny, etc etc. Lpg. Wagon. Needs rego paid but has a RWC.

Any reason I should run as fast as my legs will carry me in the opposite direction?
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Old 05-25-2002, 18:34   #2 (permalink)
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I'd say it depends on the price mate. Money talks, as they say...
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Old 05-25-2002, 18:47   #3 (permalink)
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why am I re-typing this?

Yeah its $2000 plus the rego costs plus about $370 to spray bonnet and tailgate to match white body.

Assuminmg I just parked it in my shed, what should be on my check out ASAP list?

(Not a modern Ford driver but loads of Fords in the family and bro in law is a 10 year plus Ford Dealer "Parts Counter Service").

Come to think of it I once owned a Cortina and a '70 Galaxy and a bad XD wagon.
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Re: why am I re-typing this?

totally off the subject, but snafu, r u into mountain bikeing or BMX's???? or did u just think of ur nick??? cos if i remember correctly snafu is a awesome brand for bike parts :)
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Re: why am I re-typing this?

I'd recommend checking the brake discs, the engine for signs of excess wear, the shock absorbers for wear, rust problems, etc, etc. It would have to be half reasonable for $2000.
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EA-ED Taxi?

Okay, but from reading the info on the Ford OWners Club, the head would be the big worry. Taxis are checked for mecahnical and appearance standards every 13 weeks in NSW. The taxis lose their plates at reaching 8 years of age and have to be pit inspected and re-registered with new plates by whoever buys it unregistered. This reminds me how I once brought a ex-Police chaser. A 1991 white VN 5.0L at 42k and 8 months of age. It was auctioned off unregistered and I had to drive it up to the nearest NSW Rego office without plates, about 5km. Incidentally it was the biggest pose of my life. I needed a heap of money for the car after I put down a $500 'hammer deposit' so I left and legged it to the bank counter up the road and asked the teller to give me a cash advance on my Mastercard. She said "Are you kidding?" etc but came back with the cash looking... impressed.

Off the track I know. How do I check the head gasket? What is a CO2 gasket check. I understand what a compression test is. The ED is MPI not single point is it not?

(BTW not into BMX, into Clint Eastwood)
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Re: EA-ED Taxi?

Hmm...my dad's a VIC Taxi Owner/Operator. He has had a heap of cabs including an EA.

ILS has basically covered everything that needs to be inspected, but I think you should also get the body structure checked to be safe. Having been a Taxi, it's definately had it's fair share of accidents!

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