Yeah paint can be a bastard...
But seriously I did a few mods to mine, multipoint, exhaust, EF cam. It made a bit of difference but.....meh.
Then I put the manual in, bloody blew me away! Cost - bought manual EA, $800.
Sold various parts, the car now owes me $60 and I kept the box.
Proud TQE Operator and President of SEFAG - the Society for the Elimination of Ford Automatic Gearboxes
Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
Newest mod: EF Ghia wiring loom and dash