i would get the car i wanted.. as long as i could afford it..
i've had cars i bought cheap(a ZJ fairlane) that i didn't like(because it was a fairlane) and it was in better condition than most of my other cars but i didn't like it..
better off getting the car you want and fixing it properly.
EDs are getting rarer now, so you might have trouble finding a good one, they are almost 25yrs old.
On the exhaust side (obviously),at the top of the sump so it's well above the oil level. So I'd say in the middle of the bowl in the top 1/4. As for size I'd go 3/4 (-12AN) as yours is a bush bearing turbo I think and they use more oil flow than a ball bearing. The less restriction the better, as far as the drain line itself goes make it as vertical as possible.
not sure why you want to change it so much, my interior light comes on when a door is ajar look in the mirrors and you can see which one isn't shut properly(usually the drivers one because i never use the other doors)
EDs(and EA,EB) had awesome headlights, use standard 60/55 globes and they will be perfect
K.I.S.S. (KEEP IT SIMPLE = STOCK ) there's another meaning for KISS but i like it stock...
was planning anyway to get the ed converted to the single belt for bigger alternator output for electric fans and other stuff,
if it comes to that would you be better off selling the ef and not fitting the struts and power steering pump you just bought to fit to it and saving them for the ed.
if you dont have a drivers airbag is it going to matter if you loose that just to go back to ed and get the single belt conversion done (using mostly new parts inc radiator as you need a ef/el radiator for it to be good for years) and sports exhaust and extractors that you want and get a few other jobs done for it to be good for years
for the door ajar you should be able to just put some led lights somewhere (1 for each door and 1 for fuel flap and one for the boot) and label it so you can keep the ed sports dash.
if you use a xh belt tensioner it shouldnt be hard to convert to single belt and keeping the ed manifold. and it shouldnt be hard to convert to thermo fans and you can buy those h4/h3 headlight booster harnesses so you just use the factory wiring to switch on the new relays.
got to talk to the uncle thats got a ed fairmont parts car and see if he will store yours and then work from there
I like how read a post over there and got back 2 weeks later to have a look and the post has only moved down the list 3 places.
The other classic is the newbies joining up and replaying to a for sale post from 2012 saying "Is this still available!"