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Old 06-05-2006, 09:26 PM   #1
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Dropping a line

Hey guys, I registered here well before getting my P's all excited about being a part of the AGT family, well I'd still love to do some of those things. I've aquired a massive distraction from my little beast of an Astina lately tho. It's become my future project and oh I love it, poor Astina isn't getting the attention it was.

1983 ZK Ford Fairlane
  • 250ci I6 EFI engine
  • Limited slip diff
  • 3speed auto, FMX
  • Lowered 2" all around
  • Power steering, locks and windows
  • Pioneer sound system, 2 600 watt subs
  • Black trim, leather(many cracks in it though) and carpet, velour roof.
  • Wooden part of the trim still well coloured!
  • Boss wooden steering wheel

4 grand for the car, about 120 000kms on the engine. Flat out of money after purchasing so the rest will take a good period of time to get it all together. Basically, I'm doing the manual conversion to a 5 speed manual, I'm going to get it painted yellow! I want to get the windows tinted. But first, 19" chromies need to replace my lovely old flat ford regalia. The trim is like that of out of a limo - it's dead set the most comfortable car I've ever been in - I love it so much!

80L tank, you wouldn't realise until your putting the petrol in. Ol' Henry sure does love to drink.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:33 PM   #2
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i was looking for something just like that!! let us no if u need an extra pair of hands to work on it. wat has happened to the astina?
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:55 AM   #3
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1983 = ZK? you sure? does sound like something fun to work on
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:03 AM   #4
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sorry for being a bit slow on the engine, but is that a strait 6 or v8?

sounds like a cool idea!
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Old 07-05-2006, 09:16 AM   #5
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I6 = inline 6/straight 6
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Old 07-05-2006, 12:30 PM   #6
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Straight 6 with EFI. Must be after April '83 or it would've been a V8.
Good luck with the land-barge
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Old 07-05-2006, 02:28 PM   #7
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So first my Astina's a door stop, now the Fairlane's a land barge ahaha. Straight 6 engine, yes it is a ZK, and it runs on unleaded... it's not a ZL, it came with the ZK steering wheel (apparently unique to that model) and it doesn't have an electronic dash. I'll be sure to yell out if I need help - If your good for it :P

Edit# I'd LOVE to put a sunroof in but the price is... sky high
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:33 PM   #8
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Project cars are good

Except when both of them are in various states of disrepair

I know someone who drove 100kms on 3 wheels in one of those Fairlanes!
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:24 PM   #9
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wow that steering wheel is so funky!!!! haha

http://www.geocities.com/falconfacts...eltd/zkfd.html
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:27 PM   #10
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Project cars are good

Except when both of them are in various states of disrepair

I know someone who drove 100kms on 3 wheels in one of those Fairlanes!
What a cool bragging right! Well, I don't think I'll ever feel the need to attempt that but you never know aye

The gas conversions really pricey, but it's neccessary, so much I want to do the hardest part isn't getting the money (although that is a task) it's choosing what to do first!
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:33 PM   #11
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wow that steering wheel is so funky!!!! haha

http://www.geocities.com/falconfacts...eltd/zkfd.html
Haha, yeah that's the one, wow what a cool site! My wheel was black however, I've put on a Boss wooden steering wheel I bought from Autopro in Raymond Terrace since however. That site quotes my engine 111kw!!! AWWW! LMAO Can't win them all aye gentleman?
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Old 07-05-2006, 10:48 PM   #12
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I would of thought a I6 4.1L would give more then 111kw...

Then again, it is a ford, and it was a while ago.

Other then that, great project car man. I hope you enjoy.
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Old 08-05-2006, 01:29 AM   #13
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Doh at 2am I thought this string was all about taking drugs...
Anybody watched the movie London with Jessica Biel and Jason Statham in it.
The size of the bag of cocaine and pure rock charlie at that, and they were doing
line after line in the bathroom. They spilt about $1k on the floor and just didn't give
a ****. No wonder the yanks have such a drug problem.... Jessica looks hot as
always but other than that there is no story...
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:05 AM   #14
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Ok BigMal... well then!

As for 111kw, that's got me a bit bummed reading that... like of course its not exactly as powerful as my Mums VSII Commodore but it still has some grunt!
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