Ford AU Fairmont Ghia 0-100km/h
This is a rough estimate of what a 20-year old Ford AU Fairmont Ghia VCT will achieve on a 0-100km/h run. The road surface had a bit of grit. Official factory quoted time is 8.6 seconds with a 16.5-second 1/4 mile. The 0-60mph time would be slightly quicker (60mph... Read more
Replacing Ford AU/BA Falcon Intake Manifold Gaskets
There’s no two ways about it, this is one of the least fun jobs you can ever attempt on your 6-cylinder Falcon. But if your Falcon has a high idle, has rev hang (takes forever for the revs to drop down) or if your BA goes into limp mode... Read more
My Ford AU Fairmont’s Dirty Little Secret!
So, there’s something about my AU Fairmont Ghia you probably didn’t know about. It’s been about 18 months since I purchased it, but since then I’ve done pretty much no maintenance on it. For a car with no service history, this is a big risk, and something I’ve lost... Read more
Big Mac VS Big Jack! McDonald’s VS Hungry Jack’s Ford AU Falcon Mobile Office Meals
Today we’re trying the new Hungry Jack’s “Big Jack” burger! Does it stack up to the legendary McDonald’s Big Mac? I jump in the AU Fairmont to try and find out. Read more
Fixing the Headliner on an AU Falcon DIY Repair Guide
Today we’re fixing the one thing about my AU Falcon that annoyed me the most – the saggy headliner! The plan – remove my existing saggy headlining, strip off all the old material and foam, and then replace it with some new headliner fabric from eBay. As it turns... Read more
Removing Cigarette Smell from Your Car
Does your car have a smell that you just can’t seem to get rid of? Today I’m having a crack at fixing exactly that. Did you that the smell in your car is mostly trapped in soft and porous surfaces, like the seats, carpets and also the headlining? So... Read more
Holden VT Commodore vs Ford AU Falcon – Which is Best?
Finally, I answer the question that was on everyone’s lips. Which car from the MotoringBox fleet do I like best, VT Calais or AU Fairmont Ghia? Opinions will be split, but there can only be one winner. Read more
Ford AU Fairmont Ghia Update – Including Mobile Office News!
The AU is back in the garage to take a look at a few small changes, and a new addition to my Mobile Office setup! Read more
Ford’s Amazing AU Falcon Mobile Office Pack
Today we’re looking at the rarest of the rare: Ford Australia’s ‘Mobile Office Pack’ which they offered on the AU Falcon. Read more
Everything That’s Gone Wrong With My Ford AU Fairmont Ghia
I cover everything that needed fixing on my cheap-as-chips Ford AU Fairmont Ghia. Read more