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by teecee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Essex Camshafts
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

V6 Essex Camshafts

Hi Guys, At long last after a ruined show season, the beast is sorted. Despite lots of local knowledge we struggled to find the problem (problems) so I took it down to RE Performance Centre at Bury. Ken the owner had done cars for me at least 15 years ago, and has the knowledge to properly set up ca...
by teecee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe body off
Replies: 8
Views: 2348

Coupe body off

Nice to see another coupe being restored, I did mine about a year ago with a galvanised chassis etc, spent a fortune. Can you tell me where you got the exhaust manifolds from? or were they with the car?. I have had nothing but trouble with the original old cast manifolds, and have just purchased a s...
by teecee
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Galvanising chassis
Replies: 13
Views: 2957

Re: Galvanising chassis

When rebuilding my coupe, we stripped the chassis and sent it for sandblasting. The sandblasting produced quite a few holes and exposed some thin areas, however this was just what we wanted as all the poor areas were cut out and new metal welded in. In particular the bottom of the front suspension t...
by teecee
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Essex Camshafts
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

Re: V6 Essex Camshafts

Hi Mark, Just a standard Motocraft dissy but it has a black module in it which I was advised was an original fitment? I am only borrowing it at present until I get my own fixed/replaced.

Tim
by teecee
Sat Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Thermostat
Replies: 17
Views: 1406

Re: Thermostat

Hi Guys, What thermostat should I be running in my V6 Essex Coupe? and what temperature fan switch should I use in the radiator. My coupe runs at 100 degree on the temp gauge this is with a standard rad that has been professionally checked and cleaned and an 82 deg thermostat. The fan cuts in very f...
by teecee
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Essex Camshafts
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

Re: V6 Essex Camshafts

Problem sorted, the camshaft was good the cam timing ok it was the distributor. Starts ok but once it gets up to temperature starts to run rough and misfire this is with a brand new module from one of the ebay suppliers. So we fitted a spare dizzy with original motocraft module and bingo runs well, ...
by teecee
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Essex Camshafts
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

Re: V6 Essex Camshafts

Thanks for the replies guys, so it looks like the camshaft is probably a correct one but there might be a cam timing issue? The engine already had a quaife steel timing gear fitted, so now I have fitted the small crankshaft timing wheel with the two blobs of yellow paint, all I have done is ensure t...
by teecee
Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Essex Camshafts
Replies: 15
Views: 3761

V6 Essex Camshafts

:cry: Hi Guys, There must be someone out there who knows all about camshafts for the V6 Essex. I purchased a genuine ford camshaft in excellent condition early this year, to replace the worn one in my coupe, at the same time fitting unleaded "D" port heads, inlet manifold, and recon 38 DGMS carb. Th...
by teecee
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Re: Brake Fluid

Thanks for all the replies, when i checked it out the next morning I found that I had the best part of a litre of very expensive silicone brake fluid lurking in the bottom of the servo. The servo had been reconditioned and new seals fitted in readiness for the change to silicone, so to date no idea ...
by teecee
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:47 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Brake Fluid
Replies: 7
Views: 1574

Brake Fluid

Hi Guys, Well the coupe rebuild is nearly there, this afternoon we attempted to bleed the brakes, from a completely dry brand new system. We have added just under a litre of fluid and nothing has come out of the other end yet. Can anyone tell me please the capacity of a dry system on a V6 Coupe. Its...
by teecee
Sat Jun 04, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Coupe Overdrive Gearbox Mounting
Replies: 57
Views: 7300

Re: V6 Coupe Overdrive Gearbox Mounting

Sorry its been a while in replying, well I am using my old mounting as still unable to track down the correct one. Yes I did purchase one from Walkers in Chester and was assured it was the only one, and it looks identical to the photograph above, however its bigger as the "V" section has to fit into...
by teecee
Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Coupé
Topic: Coupe Rear Springs
Replies: 0
Views: 624

Coupe Rear Springs

Hi all you Coupe experts, I have found that my Coupe has one soft rear spring, can anyone please advise what size, length, and in particular poundage I require for a standard comfortable ride replacement. I have trawled through the forum and can only find rates for a GTE which probably runs a heavie...
by teecee
Mon May 09, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Coupe Overdrive Gearbox Mounting
Replies: 57
Views: 7300

Re: V6 Coupe Overdrive Gearbox Mounting

Sorry it's neither of the mounting in the two links, however it's just like the sketch posted above on this subject.
by teecee
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: V6 Coupe Overdrive Gearbox Mounting
Replies: 57
Views: 7300

Re: V6 Coupe Overdrive Gearbox Mounting

Be aware that the gearbox mounting stocked and recommend by our spares suppliers, unfortunately does not fit a v6 Coupe with Laycock LH overdrive. It appears to be unobtainable and possibly off a Mk 4 Zodiac with overdrive. If anyone has a good one going spare, or knows a source please advise. Thank...
by teecee
Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Coupé
Topic: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)
Replies: 20
Views: 1933

Re: 5 into 4 will go - but not easily (handbrake cable)

There is another way. I recently purchased a se5 cable from one of the main spares outlets,and was advised that "it's the only cable available you will have to make a few alterations" So I tried it and to be honest it was going to be a bodge job. So using the old cable as a pattern I cut the end off...

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