View Full Version : 1989 Ford Telstar TX5 GT 2.0i

SVP Edition
09-02-2009, 05:41 AM
Well this is my car. I cant say its my first car, but its the first one I bought myself outright. I got it completely stock in feb 2006 for $600. We get heaps of imports so cars here are cheap. Telstars are mechanically identical to Mazdas 626. I blew it up on day 2 (heater hose burst and temp sensor didnt work)
Repaired it and slowly started building it up cos I really like this car, had alot of fun in it.

EXTERIOR: Full panel&paint PPG Deltron Pantherschwartz, 17x7 rims powder coated in Snowflake pearl, rear louvre

MECHANICAL: Replacement FE-Dohc (FE3N) longblock w 180,000km, hubs/axels/cvs, new master and slave cylinders, waterpump, pretty much every seal and gasket. Lightly worked cams, HLA's cleaned (although I got mixed up with a dirty one = lifter clack) 10mm HT leads, light polish to intake, pod filter, airbox, snorkel/silencer delete, kinda rice muffler (but it sounds great! Will make vid!) 179 Nm torque, 123 Kw (approx)

INTERIOR: Chrome floor mats, MP3/CD, 6x9 400w, 2x12 subs (not going cos of stupid amp)

FUTURE STUFF: New amp, sunroof, repair and paint mirrors and bodykit, window tint.

I SO WISH: 300ZX TT valves, VR6 valve springs, 272 degree cams, MS ecu, TD04H, Custom manifold.

Apologies for bad night shots - they are my 'proof' pics. And please dont moan about no proof in my
building up pics, if you really want I will take more showing the parts on my car. Going to edit/get better pix 2moz. (

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09-02-2009, 07:59 AM
pretty nice ride i guess^^

09-02-2009, 09:38 AM
This thing is pretty ****ing sick. Nice work, man; don't forget to take some more shots of it.

Right-hand drive FTW.

09-02-2009, 11:49 AM
ya pretty sick ride :D

SVP Edition
09-02-2009, 10:37 PM
the car was filthy so I gave her a good clean at work today. Here are some much better pics.
The wind stole my proof lol. But notice how the license plate, rims, interior and engine shots match the crappy ones from last night? ( ( (
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The red n14 Pulsar in the garage was one of my 'in between cars' while the telly was getting built up. The damage to the guard and door was done by some stupid f****** b**** who dumbly decided to do a u turn into my car and then gave false details and caused $990 in damage. Im still highly f***** off about it.

09-03-2009, 12:00 AM
Looks pretty, except for that thing in the rear window. That's the only part that makes it ugly.

09-03-2009, 12:04 AM
Ooo! I like the Louvers! My friend has those on his AMC Eagle SX/4.