Hunting for AU Falcon Rare Accessories – Hidden door pockets from a Series 1 Fairlane!
My quest to find all the rare (but still attainable) AU Falcon accessories continues, this time with a set of rare door cards which were only available on some high-spec AU Falcon Series 1 models. What’s so special about them? They have a hidden feature! So hidden in fact,... Read more
Does Hiclone Fuel Saver Actually SAVE YOU FUEL?
Fuel is expensive, I get it. But do fuel savers like Hiclone actually save you money? I purchased one for AU$160(!?) and strapped it into the intake of my Ford AU Fairmont Ghia 4.0L VCT and attempt to find out! The results were a surprise! This device is similar... Read more
Make Your Own AU Falcon Mobile Office Horizontal Work Table!
Let’s face it – your chances of finding and purchasing an original AU Falcon Mobile Office Table sits somewhere between “buckley’s” and “none”. Make no mistake, they’re rarer than a VT Commodores with fuel flaps still fitted. So why not have a go at making your own? Now look,... Read more
AU Falcon Speaker Upgrade & Sound Deadening Install!
Today we’re replacing the factory speakers in my AU2 Fairmont Ghia with some tasty Kenwood KFC series speakers in 5×7″. To top it off, I also added some sound deadening sheets to the inside of the doors in an effort to reduce road noise and increase the sound quality... Read more
Replacing the Ford AU Fairmont’s Brake Rotors & Pads to get rid of Brake Shudder and Vibration
In this episode we’re replacing the brake rotors and pads on my Ford AU2 Fairmont Ghia with a set of Bosch rotors and Bendix CT pads. This job should be relatively easy, but has the potential to go wrong if the caliper pistons are in need of a rebuild.... Read more
Fit a Transmission Cooler and Avoid a Milkshake!
Today we’re fitting a transmission cooler to the AU Falcon to avoid the forbidden milkshake from ruining my AU Falcon’s gearbox. Why do we need to do this? Ordinarily the transmission fluid on a Ford Falcon is routed through the end tank of the main radiator, but if this... Read more
The Best Aftermarket Reversing Camera? Ozeparts Rear View Mirror for Ford Falcon AU BA BF FG & FGX
If you’re interested in adding a reversing camera to your Falcon, I think this may be the best option out there. This rear view mirror replaces your car’s existing item completely, and still retains a fairly classy OEM look. It’s also available for Commodores and many other vehicles! It... Read more
Replacing an AU Falcon Power Steering Pump! Fix that Whining Noise on your EF, EL or AU Ford
My old AU Fairmont Ghia was starting to whine a bit through the corners, so today we’re installing a brand new power steering pump to try and shut the car up and make it happy again. Read more
Replacing Fuel Injectors on any 6-Cylinder Ford Falcon. AU Fairmont Ghia Intech VCT Bosch 19lb 220cc
Today we’re throwing out my AU’s dirty old injectors and replacing them with a brand new set. This should have been a straight forward job, but there were some issues… Read more
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