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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-08-05, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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EA Fairmont into EA GL

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I have the opportunity to pick up an unregistered EA Fairmont pretty cheap (about $600.00) and was wondering of it is a reasonably simple task to transfer all the good bits into my 30th anni EA GL wagon? While I have to take a good look at this thing, it doesn't look all that bad. I am thinking engine (if it has MPFI plus mines blown a head gasket), auto (maybe), ECU, wheels (it's got mags), some suspension bits, some interior bits (trip computer, cruise (maybe) etc) - generally a spare parts bin in my backyard....

Good value, yes?

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Re: EA Fairmont into EA GL

I dunno about how swapping the engine & trans would be straight forward... And I'm not sure what model your Fairmont is (Series 1 or 2?) coz that might mean u need to figure out ways for (assuming it's a series 1) an MPFI 3-speed car's ECU to be put into a CFI 4 speed (keeping the 4 speed over the 3 speed of course!). If it's a series 2 then I spose it'd be much simpler doing the swap.

However, why swap the whole engine then taking the MPFI stuff off the Fairmont (intake manifold & fuel rail/injectors I think) & maybe the head (and replacing the head gasket with a *new* one) and putting it on the wagon's bottom end would be just fine? If you've got $250ish to spare, hunt around for an EF head & rocker cover

Either on here or the other FordForums there is a thread somewhere about CFI to MPFI conversions, as they're quite popular among EA owners.

Interior swap should be pretty simple (doorskins, seats, etc) but I dunno about electrics such as trip computer, dash, etc due to differing fuse boxes (I think).

I'm sorry that I'm not that much of a help, but I just want to warn you of the possible quibbles that might come up. Post up some pix when you're done though mate!

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Meaty semi-twin system
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Re: EA Fairmont into EA GL

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It is an older series Fairmont - 3 speed, no computer, CFI etc so I won't be buying it.

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Maybe ask whether the seller is willing to wreck? Then you could buy the interior on its own... Depends on how keen you are really I spose.

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Pacemaker PH4000 extractors
Meaty semi-twin system
AUII XR8 t/b & maf, ELGT snorkel
Lows
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Electronic shift kit
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AU thermofans
Explorer intake manifold
Contra 16x9 rims, rubber: 225(f)/245(r)
Custom cupholders
Chiptorque HP2 chip
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