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Though I'd do a quick introduction to myself and my car there.




  • 2005 BA2 Fairlane Ghia
  • ZF 6HP26, freshed up by JRM Transmissions in adelaide with exceedy 1000hp clutches and new bushes
  • BF2 XR6T motor with spool H beam rods, head studs, plazmaman valve springs, XR6T Developments oil pump gears, assembled by henrich in adelaide
  • Gen 1 GTX3582
  • plazmaman 1200hp cooler, 4" turbo side intake
  • bosch 1150cc injectors, plazzy surge tank with peirburgh pump, walbro 255lph in tank pump
  • FG Turbo intake manifold
  • xforce 4" dump 3.5" cat twin 2.5" cat-back
  • BA premium brakes with braided lines
  • whiteline 30mm front 22mm rear sway bars
  • BluePower Racing Developments tune, 377rwkw on 98 at 16psi, 417rwkw on e85 - has more room in it on e85 but still trying to find a issue.
  • GJ Drive line Pro series tail shaft
  • Hollandia 700 S2 sunroof


The cars story

Car started out as a 2005 BA MK2 Fairlane Ghia, had it offered to me last year relatively cheap and though I couldn't knock it back for its price, it was very clean inside out considering it was a black 285,000km family car for 8 years!




First thing I done when I got it home was fit a set of G6E 19's, massive upgrade; and a much needed wash! (that's my old BF Fairlane Turbo back in the background)




Anyways, that was in, fitted some BA XT head lights and just daily'd it for a while, took it to Ford Forums Drag Nationals last year where it took out best burnout, don't know how it was a stock single spinning BA 4spd auto!




About 2 weeks after that, some old bloke decided the wanted my lane (literally!) and hit me coming out of a round about, after a but of a stuff around, they wanted to write the car off - fair enough its was only a NA BA Fairlane, I got it sorted out - at this stage I had already bought a new daily driver (BF2 Fairmont Ghia)..






My other fairlane - a BF Ex taxi was getting a bit tired in the chassis after 760,000km and some major crash repairs a couple of times on the rails. So it seemed like a good idea to reshell the it to the BA! As it was a nice tight good car with only cosmetics being damaged. This is when the car started to become a night mate yet a some what "fun" build in the process!


The engine from my the other car was at a tuning shop in adelaide getting a quick freshen up with spool H beam rods, rings, bearigns, head studs; it already had valve springs and oil pumps gears (was a BF2 XR6T motor) after the vacuum line came off the turbo and had a slight overboost! Once that was back, and my car was back from crash repairs then the fun task started of converting the car from BTR to ZF, which is actually a relatively straight forward conversion. Just had to change all looms, front brake lines, abs module, ac line that runs under abs module, and drill a couple of holes. My biggest hurdle was my floor loom from my old BF was catcus was full of corrosion so I depinned all the ZF associated wiring and pinned up to the BA BTR floor loom.




While in the build fitted a Innovate Motorsports ECB-1 gauge which is a 4 in 1, does boost, ethanol content, ethanol %, and AFR's.




After all that it was time to get the sunroof fitted from my old car which I had fitted to that 18 months prior brand new, so sunroof center at dandenong took care of that! Since they installed it to my old car originally they looked after me.




After the build the car was taken to Melbourne and tunned by Chris at Bluepower, 377rwkw on 98, and 417 on e85.


In my opnion what a great sleeper this car has became! Future plans for it? Once I sort out the e85 issue a retune on e85 and just enjoy it I'm probably done with its mods now I've sunk too much into it for a old BA! Alltho a tune again down the track with PCMTEC for flex fuel would be good!




Left lane here was my PB out of the car so far, I'd like to see it go well into the 11's though.




And because I had brand new MT's I though I better break them in :/ and got too carried away! Was too long between skids.



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Cheers mate! Yeah its done as it would of been from the factory using a facotry BF turbo computer, hell even down to the cluster its a 270kmh turbo territory brushed look cluster since turbos generally go to 270 as apposed to the NA 220 clusters!


Bluepower was surprised how well the car was put together when they go it it, was great hearing that from a tuner actually.

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Well done, mate. Excellent write up and excellent build. Quality skids FTW!


Also, doesn't look like you were spinning only one wheel haha.


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Cheers mate!, yeah this year at the drags we had some twins. I didn't mention that but during the build I fitted a BF Turbo 2.73 M86 LSD, and complete rebushed the car with superpro front to rear..


When I picked it up at the tuner I asked why did I drop all this coin into a old B series hah! truth be told if I bought a FGX which I really want I wouldn't be able to afford to mod it and this is faster so meh! and sedate/sleeper

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It looks like you took the right option, imho. Looks better than an FG-X and the build is a fantastic way to make the car uniquely yours and to enjoy it how you want/wanted to :)

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