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by Oldconn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Removing engine and gearbox together
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Removing engine and gearbox together

Top marks! :hurrah:
by Oldconn
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Removing engine and gearbox together
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Removing engine and gearbox together

Sorry, hadn't put the terminal covers on in that pic, all safely tucked away now! How's yours getting on? My "new" engine is complete, ready for installation, I am currently cleaning up around the engine bay and retouching the chassis paint here & there; but my big problem now is the steering rack(...
by Oldconn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Removing engine and gearbox together
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Removing engine and gearbox together

I prefer to take the battery right out of the way, so there's no danger of dropping a wrench across the terminals. :wink:
by Oldconn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Spegru SE6a
Replies: 267
Views: 19772

Spegru SE6a

A nail in a tyre???
by Oldconn
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Removing engine and gearbox together
Replies: 31
Views: 896

Removing engine and gearbox together

You can save a lot of oily mess if you tape a freezer bag around the tail end of the gearbox. Nomatter how carefully you think you have drained it, there will always be some oil remaining inside which will dribble out as soon as you tilt it to start lifting. :)
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

SE6A engine lifting....

I don't think we ever met, I was probably before his time - early60's.
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Engine strip down +rebuild
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Engine strip down +rebuild

Briankenyon : I have just pulled an old distributor out of an old block, the cap and evrything above the rotor plate is missing, but everything else is undamaged. It's a Motorcraft (Ford). You can have it, if you like, for the cost of postage (I am in France) :D
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Essex v6 3l, 4 speed overdrive, drop in, £820. for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Essex v6 3l, 4 speed overdrive, drop in, £820. for sale

Ask Channel-Hopper for a quote. Very efficient and obliging. :)
P.S: Ginotonico5a has the address, he used them to send my Essex over to France.
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter
Replies: 17
Views: 886

About the new black EFL90 FORD oil filter

I have been using Mann filters for about three years, because can get them delivered very quickly and cheaply from Oscaro.fr. I use them on my classic Mini and my Scimitar. For the Scimitar, which doesn'tr appear in Oscaro's lists, I order for the 3-litre Capri. No complaints about the quality ,they...
by Oldconn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

SE6A engine lifting....

GTCSE8 wrote:Have you got ALL the parts you need now?. I keep all sorts of engine parts in my Emporium. Mark, I THINK so; but I shall probably discover something I forgot when I start the installation, hopefully before Christmas. :) Incidentally I'm ex-Northerner too, from Preston . Drove all around...
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Brake discs identification
Replies: 19
Views: 606

Brake discs identification

While you are doing that, you could test the steering rack for excessive play at the ends. With the front wheels off the ground, try moving them by hand ,left & right. There should be no movement where the track rods join the rack . Any movement here will exaggerate front wheel 'judder'. :)
by Oldconn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

SE6A engine lifting....

Mark, I am swapping engines The old one is knackered, I have been working up a replacement during the past year.
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by Oldconn
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

SE6A engine lifting....

Trevor, if you look at my picture you can see exactly what Phil is describing, ie: two bits of angle-iron welded together,with four screws into the holes where the carburettor studs normally go. Phil & Roger: Yes, that's the type 5 gearbox I fitted two years ago, because the original Type F was worn...
by Oldconn
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

SE6A engine lifting....

Of course it is. Damn sight safer like that, than perched on wobbly metal tripods. I used to work under ten-ton boats supported on blocks. You can only see the front end, the back is on axle-stands.
by Oldconn
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: SE6A engine lifting....
Replies: 45
Views: 1715

SE6A engine lifting....

In the end, the safe solution was to take the gearbox out first. Because I have a Type 5 gearbox, I could remove it while leaving the bellhousing on the engine . I made a little trolley for this job, which just clears the chassis by about 1cm. So with the engine bay clear, I started cleaning up, and...

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