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by Joe.
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...

Joe , tell us more about the head work . Are these the heads off the old engine or a spare pair? Who did you use to fit the inserts? Did you come to any conclusion as to why the hardened seat fell out ? Hi Roy, Those are the heads off the old engine I was keen to keep them as they have been gas flo...
by Joe.
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...

A Small update...
 Or is it just far away?
 The heads have come back from the machinist, new valve seats have been fitted. So all they really need now is the valves lapping in and they can be built back up again. Slightly bizarrely they took it upon themselves to reface the inlet seats as well, I’m...
by Joe.
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Collective Head Scratch - Exhaust Wrap ?

I've tried it in the past when I was when I was trying to lower the underbonnet temperatures on my 5a. I bought 20m worth and there were about 3 or 4 metres left once I'd done both sides. Its actually suprisingly hard to fit the wrap with the exhausts on the car... In the end I'm not sure it made th...
by Joe.
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Se 5a axle
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Se 5a axle

TADTS
by Joe.
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

A problem shared with the Ford Type 9..... Roger; Its stange I've driven a range of Cars with the Type 9's fitted: Daves's SS1, Dave's Capri. A mk3 Cortina saloon and an estate, one of which had a quick shift kit and never really fallen in love with the Type 9 in any appication. Though as I've neve...
by Joe.
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Joe, last summer I collected all the parts to complete a mazda rx8 5speed conversion including the adaptor plate. The ratios are identical to the Ford type 9 five speed. You can have cable or hydraulic clutch. The input shaft is the same so you can use the Essex clutch, flywheel and pressure plate....
by Joe.
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Engine Strip Down Happy new year everyone, I hope 2019's going to be better than 2018 was... Cheers for all the supportive comments, This wasn’t on my agenda at all I really thought I'd be using the car by now! This is the third time I've had a valve seat drop on an Essex. The other two times the n...
by Joe.
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FREE Coupe steel wheel rim
Replies: 6
Views: 255

FREE Coupe steel wheel rim

Yeah I've currently got a missmatched set on my V6 coupé, It would bring be one wheel closer to having 4 that matched!
by Joe.
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Ebay and other Sales Links
Topic: Ss1/sabre cross breed on Copart
Replies: 20
Views: 1076

Ss1/sabre cross breed on Copart

gtcse8 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:49 pm
Phil how rare is the Yellow needles on the instruments?.
I reckon they're the standard orange ones but faded?
Mine were very similar - Actually very easy to take the front off the cluster and respray the needles using paper to mask off behind them!

Dave
by Joe.
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FREE Coupe steel wheel rim
Replies: 6
Views: 255

FREE Coupe steel wheel rim

How soon do you need it shifting?
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

You will be able to remove the affected rod and piston by dropping the sump. No need to remove the engine unless you really want to After taking the head off I considered just doing the minimum required to get it back on the road, swapping the piston with the engine in sity and trusting that everyt...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Head off With the head off the results were quite a bit worse than I'd hoped. The valve seat has broken up completely with the fragments damaging th head and the crown of the piston. I've studied the piston & valve carefully, theres been no contact beweeen them that be seen and the valve is not ben...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Wiper assembly. SE4
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Wiper assembly. SE4

I've done it on an Straight 6 and had no major problems. All doable from within the engine bay. I think with the motor loose from the bracket and the two top nuts off the wheelboxes the whole lot will drop down as a complete assembly. May well be a job where it helps to have the bonnet off. On a v6 ...
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Coupe Racing wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:02 pm
time for an endoscope down the plug hole I think
I thought of that, But have'nt got one! I really need to get one of the budget ones that works with a mobile phone....

I''ll try and sort through the photos in a bit that show what I found when I took the head off.
by Joe.
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Joe's 1972 GTE - A Small Update...
Replies: 463
Views: 72329

Joe's 1972 GTE - MOT'd

Main reason for not using a second hand tailgate is I'd like the heated rear window to work! Cant be many origonals that are still in working order. Short term I can put another hatch on. I think I've got a spare. But I would definately like the heater rear window to work.

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