Jump to content

BA Fairlane Turbo!

Recommended Posts

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.



Edited by skotty
  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Link to post
Share on other sites

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


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


 :icon_ford:  :spoton::3gears:


  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Link to post
Share on other sites

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 :)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 years later...

Had to make a new account, I'm not sure what went on there.. I think I had logged in via facebook some how last time and can't anymore? 


Anyways... This poor car is starting to look pretty sad and sorry for itself.. Bought a new car last year (don't shoot me! 2014 VF Calais V V8 sportswagon) and the fairlane and put in the shed and forgotten about.. Did take it roll racing in october last year at the bend, that was a cracker night, but car was slow and was only on 98... While it spend 7 months parked up it devolved a starting issue where it was a real *beep* to start like a 1974 victa 2 stroke mower with a fouled spark plug! Would take 5 attemps at cranking it to get it to get and it would eventually fire.. Bypassed the surge tank and it seems to be back to normal now.. Has anyone here had a issue with the peirburgh fuel pumps on the plazmaman sure tanks? It's only 12,000kms old but has sat around quite a bit.. I want to get back into this car and enjoy it, as nice as the 6ltr VF is, and personally I do like it more as a "road/drive car" the lane is the pride of the fleet. 


it's starting to resemble a barn find these days! 


And looking all nice and stock like on the way to roll racing! 



Edited by skotty
Link to post
Share on other sites

Solid build mate ! 

Pierbergs on the Plazmaman UCST are usually set and forget with not one issue yet around all my customers so maybe a first or something else going on ? 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

yeh unsure mate, I was talking to my tuner and it had me stuffed, they haven't seen one fail either.. I figured I'd by-pass the surge as 1 last attempt to to fault find before the 3000km headache of getting it into the shop.. If I let it sit overnight with the connected the next day it was a total dog to try and start - even sitting for a few hours it would be a pain.. I went back to stock tune, stock injectors and it was the same.. I left it for 5 days without touching it on just the in tank pump and it was like a normal car to do a cold start on again.. Tuner said it did sound like maybe the pump was lazy when cold AFR's according to the gauge were fine though..


Unless it is a issue with the harness I use for the surge..

Link to post
Share on other sites

having a dig around today at my surge wiring and a discovered that the wiring from the fuse holder is melted which isn't exactly ideal. Seems when my loom was made (back in the day it had a single 044 not the peirburgh) it had some thinner wire coming from the fuse holder, then went to some thicker gauge stuff.. I'm not too sure if this would be enough to of upset the apple cart and made the car be a complete pain in the arse to start.. I've also had my tuner and another shop tell me to have the power for the surge from the fuse box.. Currently it comes off the back of the starter, which works but I've been told isn't 100% ideal so I'll have to replace part of the loom so I'll re-route that at the same time. 


I just wanna get the car upto spec now some issues are sorted - and see if it can make the power on e85 that it was spouse to make, and go PCMTEC flex tune. 


And now there is E85 on pump in Mount Gambier I am more motivated to get it sorted out! it had issues leaning out on e85 when it was being tuned, which I think I have since sorted out which ironically enough so did my old car this was re-shelled from but that had a different pump setup.. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Create New...