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Old 12-11-2007, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default EA Fairmont Ghia manual???

I've been looking at getting a second car and am looking at an EA Fairmont Ghia. The thing is though the ad says the thing is a five speed manual.

Did they come from the factory like that. My AU only had an auto option and i didn't think you could get EL's in manual as well as BA/BF's.

When did they stop having manula Fairmont Ghias and does Ford have it on the cards to bring back manual Ghias with orion??
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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It would have been auto from factory, to double check what was in the car, get the trans code from the compliance plate.

I can't recall the codes, but someone should know.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:43 AM   #3
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EA and EB series one Fairmont Ghias were available with a manual.

The EB1 Fairmont Ghia 5.0 Manual is a very rare combo...
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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The EB1 Fairmont Ghia 5.0 Manual is a very rare combo...
That would be a great combo!

I've ridden in a manual fairmont ghia - EA series 1. Made the 3.9 feel pretty perky!
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:09 AM   #5
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I've ridden in a manual fairmont ghia - EA series 1. Made the 3.9 feel pretty perky!
T5's certainly liven things up, turns into another car; but the only other option was the 3 speed so it wasn't a fair challenge..LOL

What fairlane_ghia said is spot on; although Ive never actually seen a T5 EB Ghia, just heard of.
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:17 AM   #6
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EA and EB series one Fairmont Ghias were available with a manual.

The EB1 Fairmont Ghia 5.0 Manual is a very rare combo...
I've never heard or seen one of These as a factory release V8 T5 combo, can anyone else confirm there exsistence
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:24 AM   #7
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Just answered my own question here at redbook


http://www.redbookasiapacific.com/au...MON&year=19918
So yes they were sold as factory V8 T5 combo, these might be rarer than a GT
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:31 AM   #8
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Just answered my own question here at redbook


http://www.redbookasiapacific.com/au...MON&year=19918
So yes they were sold as factory V8 T5 combo, these might be rarer than a GT
Yes rarer indeed.

But that something thats lost on these forums, or in the car world in general. Who gives a flip if its rare, still doesn't mean its worth anything. Safe bet is your GT...LOL
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:36 AM   #9
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I worked on a black eb 5.0 factory manual ghia about 4 years ago,wasn't in the best condition then,it could well be with god now.
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had a guy on the phone little while ago wanting to know it it really was a 5 litre manual, he gave me his vin and wadda know, according to ford it came out of factory as a manual.

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had a guy on the phone little while ago wanting to know it it really was a 5 litre manual, he gave me his vin and wadda know, according to ford it came out of factory as a manual.

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Old 12-11-2007, 04:27 PM   #12
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T5's certainly liven things up, turns into another car; but the only other option was the 3 speed so it wasn't a fair challenge..LOL
That depends on whether it's series 1 or 2. EA1 had the 3 speed auto. EAII had the 4 speed. Manual was certainly an option on the EA Ghias, but they are quite hard to find. The manual makes a massive difference to performance, since my EA started off as a 4 speed before getting converted to a 5 speed, and the improvement was huge.
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:14 PM   #13
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girlfriend had a eb 5l 5spd as her first car...her parents sold it on her...me n tel are both ****ed off at them too lol
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Old 12-11-2007, 05:26 PM   #14
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least she knows where it lives now dylan.....
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:51 PM   #15
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it will hav the letter 'K' under trans on the comp plate if its a genuine factory 5 speed
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:14 PM   #16
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Mine car is a EBI Fairmont Ghia and the guy i bought it off had an option for a manual and he said no
then he went a put a EL XR8 5 speed in it so i think it could be true

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Old 12-11-2007, 11:39 PM   #17
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lol phil,howard will always be tels fav car and will foreva be ****ed at her parents
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I actually own a 1990 EA Fairmont Ghia 5 litre, 5 speed manual "proto type", built at the Ford plant in campbellfield Vic!! (with all the documents to certify it was built at the assembly plant)

The vehicle certainly is UNIQUE as Ford Australia were not offering an optional V8 engine in December 1990. Subsequently, a V8 engine was introduced at the next model, EB Falcon in September 1991

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Old 11-05-2012, 10:12 PM   #19
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Its suprising that it was actually sold and not crushed.
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Yes have herd that a few times
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Old 12-05-2012, 06:02 PM   #21
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Pics please!
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:25 PM   #22
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Big claim. Definitely need some pics.
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Old 17-05-2012, 05:34 AM   #24
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Same here......... pics please
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Pic's of prototype??

Pretty sure Ford made one V8 5 speed and it lives in Geelong.
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Did we ever see pics of this car?
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Whooa, blast from the past!
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Did we ever see pics of this car?
Done a bit of searching on the Forum & found these posts & threads.

He was not active on the forum for long but he started another thread with great intentions of rebuilding the car.....

http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthr...76#post5201476

He also POSTED SOME PICTURES of the car & paperwork from Ford in the Forum Gallery

http://www.fordforums.com.au/photos/...ppuser=2277781

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Done a bit of searching on the Forum & found these posts & threads.

He was not active on the forum for long but he started another thread with great intentions of rebuilding the car.....

http://www.fordforums.com.au/showthr...76#post5201476

He also POSTED SOME PICTURES of the car & paperwork from Ford in the Forum Gallery

http://www.fordforums.com.au/photos/...ppuser=2277781
Thank you kindly for your help. Appreciate the information very much
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