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  1. Hiwas wondering what’s reason why most people change car over at the warning signs instead of keeping them going and getting every last bit out and driving them till the engine or transmission gives up,a couple years ago With the ef everything was going on it engine was pretty good so was gearbox but everything else was going around it, one week it was something and next month it was something different sort of thing and it was never ending, then sorted that batch out and had wheel bearings go at front and the people that fixed wheel bearing found suspension parts needed replacing and said it might be time for another car so had a think about wether really wanted to keep going or if it might be time to give up, so decided to keep going and do a bit more. Then engine gave up and got a ba ghia for a daily and going to get a ed for weekend car and do it up and put a v8 in hopefully can think of following reasons why most change cars earlier and not keep them going till the engine gives up.1. Even though a loans more expensive than continual repairs it’s easier for some to manage.2. Don’t want to deal with continual repairs.3. Want to be able to go somewhere that they can’t with the old car due to constantly needing stuff or not wonder if the next thing will go while away.4. Inconveniently needing more repairs & don’t have time to deal with them.5. Reason 3 and also some too busy to deal with constant repairs.6. Cost money that could be used for something else.7 any other reasons?8. Lifestyle changes and just like to treat themselves which is ok long as you got money or can pay a loan9. don’t want to be in a hurry to buy a car and end up with wrong one heres some youtube videos do you’s can watch thanks
  2. And where’s antenna plug and what type is it
  3. Hi just wondered how you would be able to install aftermarket stereo in ba/bf and how you could make original steering wheel buttons work. what parts would you need and where would you wire your speakers and power to and where would you connect to steering wheel buttons thanks
  4. hi just a question can you buy individual replacement parts for a hayman reese tow bar to replace any missing parts or can you only buy a whole compete kit thanks
  5. Hi Anyone that’s done a ef/el cluster to a ea-ed and a nl fairlane cluster to a ea-ed please can they say how they did it and put up any wiring diagrams on how they wired them up, Looking to add nl fairlane cluster to a ed but the opposite way so the ef/el/nf/nl to ea-ed would still apply Thanks for any help with diagrams Thanks
  6. Hi Was just wondering plan to buy a ed sedan for a project/weekend car and may drop a 5l into it or will be adding the fairmont features or both. want to ask following incase a ed fairmont full harness or ed fairmont/nc fairlane 5l full harness can’t be found. 1. can a el fairmont/nl fairlane harness be made to fit the earlier e series dash with a few mods by checking diagrams out and soldering new plugs on to get the earlier e series cluster/climate control/trip computer working. 2. Can the later e series electric cruise control be made to work with the ea-ed steering wheel and ifso what do you need to do to make it work. 3. Could the power and economy switch in the early e series be made to work in direction it would have with original early e series harness and ecu. guess if you use the el harness with ed ecu that the switch wouldn’t get reversed. 4. Could the ed climate control panel and sensors be made to work with the el harness with a few mods, the trip computer and cluster could easily be made to work by soldering new plugs and running a wire to temp sensor same with tail lights. thanks for any help
  7. Hi just wondering wether the nl 1997 fairlane ghia has a distributor/single coil or a coil pack and is the thermo fans a 3 relay or a 4 relay setup thanks
  8. Hi Was just wondering if the 1997 nl fairlane concorde front seats are electric or is it only the nl fairlane ghia concorde that has electric front seats. Seen fairlane concorde but not sure if it’s only the ghia concorde that has the electric seats or wether both std concorde and ghia concorde have them Do know the concorde has the xr6 engine Thanks
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    Hi wondering how you’d get the room and be guaranteed to have the room without the uncertainty of having to shift cars to do what your aunt and uncle did with their daily driver which means get better car for a daily and not have to sell your old ones to make room that’s not going to cost heaps for space
  10. hiwill a au 1/2/3 brake master cylinder fit a ef/el brake booster and will the ef/el brake lines fit and connect to the au 1/2/3 master cylinder with no mods.also will a au 1/2/3 brake booster/master cylinder fit a ea-el as a whole unitwill a ef2/el abs module/pump fit a ef1 and also will a au abs module/pump fit a ef/el where the old one was and will the lines go in also just wondered would a el steering rack bolt into a ef k frame and connect to the ef upright/stub axles and would it work in a ef if you used a el intermediate shaftwould a ef high pressure hose fit the el steering rack and would you need a el steering column or will the ef one be okthanks
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    No just a work shed frame is just to screw cupboards and shelves to so they’re stable
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    Another thought if you can’t afford to completely finish your shed what would be minimum to do to get it usable until framework is up stuff can’t go up and be screwed to so until then can’t reallt do anything
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    HiJust a question how and what are ways you can catch up with old friends you haven’t seen for who knows how long.Asking because seen one of them yesterday only very quickly and circumstances didn’t allow to catch up and she lives in adelaide which is 2 hours away and yesterday came to wallaroo. Because she lives in adelaide it’s hard to catch up.If you had a real old van with no electrical sticker for the 240v wiring would you have to get a new sticker and what is chance of getting caught without one if you should have one if you will only tow it for 15-20km.Thanks
  14. also have some lines out a ed to fit in a ef, they have in a section a small amount of surface rust but isnt much and hasent gone through and will probably sand off and clean up ok. would the ed lines fit a ef where the ef ones were which they should or would you have to run them seperately to rest of lines
  15. what else would make another ef or el with same km as your ef or more drive better, and also what else would make a excel with 68,000 original km or a terracan with 140,000 original km drive better than your ef, would have thought that cars age in time as well even though the ef still drives ok. if your going to look for a good ed with what needs fixing on the ef how long yous recon before the ed has to be found, if some work on the ef buys you as long as you need then its worth it, but how long before you have to take the first decent ed you see