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G'day All

I have just bought a 1991 Series II, EA Falcon for $2200...

I had it fully checked out and all it needs is a set of shocks (its all good cause im getting it lowered anyway) and the windscreen repaired. I have had it checked out by a mate (who also happens to be a workshop manager) and there is not a thing wrong with the engine. The paint work is white and there isnt a scratch or dent anywhere on the paint. The inside needs some armour oil and it will come up like the day it was bought. There is no sign of rust anywhere and it has a towbar. Also it has done 250,000 kms. Is this a good buy??? Also I want to do a few things to it...

1. Lowered. About $200 through connections
2. CD player (nothing too flash) about $200
3. Tinted Windows (about $120 through connections)
4. Mags....(no idea of price...no chrome wheels as i dislike them alot)
5. Sports Exaust...No idea of price

If anyone else has any suggestions (on mods) please reply...Also I was wondering how much a conversion to manual would cost??? Also an average price of Alloy Wheels and Sports Exaust would be appreciated...

Thanks in advance

P.s What are the differences between this model and the original 1989 3.9lt GL model. Just a reminder it is a 1991, Series II, 30th aniversery edition, 4spd Auto, GL.
 

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Good buy mate, sounds like you got a decent EA, its good to see.

The main differences between the original EA's and your model of EA is that yours has the 4 speed automatic transmission where the early EA's only had a 3 speed automatic transmission (not forgetting both have the 5 speed manual) and also your model has smartlock added to it where as the other older EA's dont.
 

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No there wasn't Smartlock on EAs, I think the earliest model with Smartlock was the ED? I'm pretty sure that's it. Everything before that just had the tibbe lock system.

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Being a white EA, I would suggest colour coded door handles and bumpers ( S-Pac style looks good )
Tinted windows always looks schmick of white cars :)
how low will you be dropping it? I will be dropping mine only by 30mm as I have some rough roads to contend with each and every day....but if you want it to look hot, some guys have dropped theirs by 2.5" and they look sweet.
 

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Sounds like you got a pretty decent EA cheap Brenlam.

Good luck with it;)

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If your going to dump it, I'd recommend getting springs that make your car 2-2.5" lower. I've got my Fairmont lowered 1.5" and although it looks heaps better, I wish it was lowered just a little bit more.. Also when it's getting lowered, make sure the rear doesn't sag. I have this with my EA (sags just a little, but you can notice it, I have King Springs) and it's got something to do with the rear springs being dual rate springs.. (correct me if i'm wrong)

CD Player--- Your not going to get anything for $200 unless you buy it second hand. I'd budget between $250-350 for the most basic of CD tuners.. Just make sure you get a H/U with outputs incase you want to get an amplifier later on (most come with at least one set)

Exhaust--- If you do upgrade your exhaust (good idea, especially on an EA) I'd suggest you save up and get extractors, larger cat and exhaust at the same time. Getting just a Cat Back exhaust won't upgrade the performance of your car one bit, because an Exhaust is only as big as it's smallest part. I'd recommend going a 2.5" Pacemaker exhaust. Don't buy a "hi-flow" cat no matter what anything the exhaust guy says, they are rubbish and don't allow any extra flow whatsoever. Just get a cat that matches the size of the rest of your exhaust. All in all, i'd say $250 for the exhaust, $250 for the cat (correct me if i'm wrong), and $450-500 for the extractors..

Mags--- Ok, now mags would have to be THE most overpriced item you can buy for your car IMO. If you want to go for a nice, yet somewhat common look look for a set of 15" EA/EB GHIA mags. Polished they look very shmik, especally on a lowered car. I also hate chrome mags, but polished mags look very nice. You could buy a set of these second hand for around $300-450.
You could then consider purchasing a set of EL XR Tickford Mags.. They are also quite common, but not seen all that much on EA's, and suit the car perfectly. I've got them on my car and they look very nice. You can buy a set second hand for around $500-600, or you can also buy brand new replicas ($750) or originals ($1100) from any major tyre/wheels retail outlet.

Also, what kind of engine did you get. Was it the 139kw Multi Point engine, or the 120kw CFI engine? They way to tell is if you have a tennis raquet style air filter on the right of the rocker cover.. If you do, then unfortunately you've got the slower CFI..

Hope this info helps you!
Dave
 
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Help

Can anyone tell me by looking at the engine bay some details about my engine? It is a 1991 series II 3.9 litre EA...That's all I know so any other details would be appreciated, such as MPI or not? Thanks.

Here is the web site with the pics.

http://www.geocities.com/lam_brendan/

Enjoy!

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To confirm: smartlock was on late model (October onwards) EB IIs and all EDs. Your car has the CFI intake judging by the pics - looks like a good example though :)
 

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tibbe locks came out on the series 2 90 EAs, and the middle part of the B piller is the same color as the car. according to my mate.
 

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first tibbe lock I have ever seen on an EA was the 30th anniversary models...my August/90 model EA doesnt have it and my B-pillar is body coloured
 

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Good buy for the EA dude.

you wont get a decent head unit for 200 mate; you should look into something better quality as it will save you in the long run.

Mag wheels on other hand is a good investment. They make and change your car; just make sure you lower it too then this would make it a beast.

colour coding is an absolute gem and you can debadge it if its your thing.

LONG LIVE THE EA....

AIIGHT.
 
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Sweet

Only just found out today that 9 of the parts are still covered under the ford lifetime warranty...

Including....
Front and rear shocks
Powersteering Hose
Powersteering pump
Thermostat
Brake cylinder
Radiator cap
Bushing Assy???

and something else....???

The owner still has more reciepts sitting around so hopefully there is more freebies... By the way, can someone give me an estimate on a new front windscreen for an ea....$$$

Thanks for the help guys
 
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