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Old 01-10-2007, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default $100 EA I bought for the kids.

I drove past this car and thought it looked pretty original, I thought I would go and ask if they wanted to sell.
Agreed on $100 and it got driven to my place.

A/C works, Power steer works, oils and fluids look very good. Apparently the previous owner had spend $2000 on a new engine in 2004.

It drives really well and the kids 2, 4, and 6 love steering around the paddocks.

The kids had to clean it, vacuum it, and will have to service it etc.... I think it wil be great for learning.

I looked at the plate and its 9/1988 realised it is nearly 20 years old..... to think I remember thinking how nice EA's looked when they were new.

Just general interest, I know I love to see what people can find out there.





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Old 01-10-2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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CFI + cricket bat looks like fun :P

I'd like to see the 2yo D1-ing it in the paddock! Or do you mean you sit the kids on your lap? Either way, you should youtube that stuff
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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nice pick up, im sure the kids will love it
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Old 01-10-2007, 10:54 AM   #4
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CFI + cricket bat looks like fun :P

I'd like to see the 2yo D1-ing it in the paddock! Or do you mean you sit the kids on your lap? Either way, you should youtube that stuff

Ha ha ha ha. Maybe not drfiting but can get some vids of them driving.

Yeah - he kids do the steering, I do the pedals.

The past paddock cars are a little sad - I am tryingto teach them to be nice to this one!
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DT200r regoed Hack
Yamaha IT/YZ 465 Vinduro rocket
Imported IT465 and 490 back up bikes
VF1000R mid 80's racer built by HMR
Honda CR480 Air cooled project road cafe racer.
T88 Turbo XT Falcon project with 351 Cleveland (mothballed)
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Old 01-10-2007, 12:30 PM   #5
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But EAs, like umpires, alcohol, and power in third world nations, purely exist to be abused!
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:07 PM   #6
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did the bat come with the car?
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Old 01-10-2007, 01:45 PM   #7
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only to belt it in with i hope
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:53 PM   #8
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I am sensing some anti EA sentiment here?
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DT200r regoed Hack
Yamaha IT/YZ 465 Vinduro rocket
Imported IT465 and 490 back up bikes
VF1000R mid 80's racer built by HMR
Honda CR480 Air cooled project road cafe racer.
T88 Turbo XT Falcon project with 351 Cleveland (mothballed)
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:00 PM   #9
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where do you guys find these bargains. i want a 100 dollar EA
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:03 PM   #10
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man, that is a bargain, we are looking for a paddock basher to go up to a mates block in but nothing is cheap enough, it looks like you could even use that thing as a daily it looks that clean!
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:10 PM   #11
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i wish my rents would let me have a basher.... :(
lucky your kids are!
let them have some fun and weld the diff! :P (its only a paddock car now ey?)
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Old 01-10-2007, 03:16 PM   #12
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nice one, the kids will love it, i had a basher when we lived in toowoomba, had 2 acres. 88 2.6 magna auto : fwd drifting
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:04 PM   #13
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I am sensing some anti EA sentiment here?
Not from me! (SRSLY)

They're the best all-round "do anything" car. Showcar, daily, basher, sleeper...
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:11 PM   #15
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Yikes!!!

Thats almost regoable for that price!!!!! Good pickup. If they look after it. Da,m good nick too!

Yer, great way to make them learn about cars...

Well done!

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Old 01-10-2007, 04:25 PM   #16
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where do you guys find these bargains. i want a 100 dollar EA
i know aye, i want one as well!
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:30 PM   #17
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HAHAHA @ cricket bat holding up the bonnet! Thats so EA.

Good buy man
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what was he asking without the bat?
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Old 01-10-2007, 04:39 PM   #19
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lol that's a awesome buy.

I want a $100 EA too.
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I hope we get to see a return of the Coke catch can. :P
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:02 PM   #21
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:49 PM   #22
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Its sad that it is close to rego. I have made sure the kids know they can not use his one like the last few.
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Honda 2001 CR500E Road registered CR500
Honda 1985 CR500 (the one with the arm ripping power)
DT200r regoed Hack
Yamaha IT/YZ 465 Vinduro rocket
Imported IT465 and 490 back up bikes
VF1000R mid 80's racer built by HMR
Honda CR480 Air cooled project road cafe racer.
T88 Turbo XT Falcon project with 351 Cleveland (mothballed)
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:00 PM   #23
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that's a really good pick up, I'm not a big fan of EA falcons, but at that price and in that condition, i wouldn't care if it was a VH Commodore.
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:02 PM   #24
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No sorry i take that back, I could NEVER pay money for a commodore,
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Old 01-10-2007, 06:28 PM   #25
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The last few:
I didnt destroy the XC.







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2005 BAMKII XR6 Turbo with LPG (ex HWP 255,000k's and counting)
Honda 2001 CR500E Road registered CR500
Honda 1985 CR500 (the one with the arm ripping power)
DT200r regoed Hack
Yamaha IT/YZ 465 Vinduro rocket
Imported IT465 and 490 back up bikes
VF1000R mid 80's racer built by HMR
Honda CR480 Air cooled project road cafe racer.
T88 Turbo XT Falcon project with 351 Cleveland (mothballed)
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:23 PM   #26
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Deal !
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Old 01-10-2007, 08:27 PM   #27
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turbotaxi... do you know how long i've been looking for a set of chrome front gaurd eyebrow moulds for my XC for?
i cant find ANY!
AND YOU LET YOUR KIDS DESTROY 2!!! AND THE REST OF THE FRIGGIN CAR!!!!?
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jeez, if you didn't kill the XC first, what did, or was it born like that, nah seriously mate, looks like you've had loads of fun in those things, Does the Land Rover still run? i read somewhere that something like 75% of Land Rovers ever made are still in use. don't know if it's true, but if so... wow
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turbotaxi... do you know how long i've been looking for a set of chrome front gaurd eyebrow moulds for my XC for?
i cant find ANY!
AND YOU LET YOUR KIDS DESTROY 2!!! AND THE REST OF THE FRIGGIN CAR!!!!?
Jesus, you sound a bit like Dave Hughes. "IM ANGRY, IM BLOODY ANGRY".
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Old 01-10-2007, 09:53 PM   #30
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turbotaxi... do you know how long i've been looking for a set of chrome front gaurd eyebrow moulds for my XC for?
i cant find ANY!
AND YOU LET YOUR KIDS DESTROY 2!!! AND THE REST OF THE FRIGGIN CAR!!!!?
Well like I said I didnt destroy that one.

That was stripped and pretty much as is when I bought the place. I have shot it a couple of times, but I believe it was well and truly dead at the time of shooting.

If you think they can be rescued I will take them off and send them to you. You pay post etc...

It actually has the sports tacho dash inside too - I should pull that out an sell it.
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2009 FG F6 Nitro LPI LPG 290rwkw on LPG.
2005 BAMKII XR6 Turbo with LPG (ex HWP 255,000k's and counting)
Honda 2001 CR500E Road registered CR500
Honda 1985 CR500 (the one with the arm ripping power)
DT200r regoed Hack
Yamaha IT/YZ 465 Vinduro rocket
Imported IT465 and 490 back up bikes
VF1000R mid 80's racer built by HMR
Honda CR480 Air cooled project road cafe racer.
T88 Turbo XT Falcon project with 351 Cleveland (mothballed)
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