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by Stoddy
Wed May 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Princess Anne rim query
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Princess Anne rim query

Hi Roger. The wheel was in the boot when I got the car and I was proposing to leave it there. I went for the 205 option as it was cheaper to replace 2 than to replace 5 with 185's. For the time being I'll get the new tyre swapped over to the scimitar rim and I'll source another rim and carry a can o...
by Stoddy
Tue May 28, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Princess Anne rim query
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Princess Anne rim query

Thanks Jim that's what I was thinking too. I don't like the idea of no spare. One other option I gues would be to pick up a rim with the right sized holes for my hub bolts. Was there a change in the size at some point and if so am I looking for a rim of an early or late car? Mine is a 72 on an L. Th...
by Stoddy
Tue May 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Princess Anne rim query
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Princess Anne rim query

My car has 5 Princess Anne alloys. 4 are fitted with 205's and one, the spare, had a 185. One of the back tyres was a bit soft and cracked so I thought I would replace it and the old 185 spare both with 205's. All was well until I came to fit what had been the spare and I couldn't get the nuts on. O...
by Stoddy
Mon May 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Crankshaft timing gear removal
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Crankshaft timing gear removal

Thanks Jim. I saw that picture in a search earlier. I'm a numpty! I've stripped it further than I needed to. Oh well, at least I'm learning about the engine and I know what's been done.

Thanks again.

Alan
by Stoddy
Mon May 13, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Crankshaft timing gear removal
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Crankshaft timing gear removal

Heat didn't work but bought a puller and it worked a treat. Lower gear removed I expected to see a core plug but nothing. I read, or thought I had read there were core plugs behind the cover plate but the three I can see on the front of the engine are all higher up and accessible with only removing ...
by Stoddy
Sat May 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Crankshaft timing gear removal
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Crankshaft timing gear removal

Thanks. I'll try heat first.
by Stoddy
Fri May 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: Crankshaft timing gear removal
Replies: 6
Views: 701

Crankshaft timing gear removal

Hi I'm replacing both timing gears. The big nylon wheel came off quite easily with two long screw driver one on each side. However the smaller wheel has a longer way to come of the shaft and keyway and isn't for budging. Is a puller required to remove this gear?

Thanks

Alan
by Stoddy
Thu May 09, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What engine do I have?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

What engine do I have?

That ties in Jim. The car was registered 1st of September 1972 however the vin plate and registration document quote and engine number SC4454. That's why I assumed SC5977 is a later engine.
by Stoddy
Thu May 09, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What engine do I have?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

What engine do I have?

After a successful evening where I made some progress with my timing gear change I decided to have a closer look at the engine number with better light. Sure enough there's a tiny s infront of the C, so my number is SC5977, so a Scimitar engine but out of a later car. There's also the numbers 3C1 st...
by Stoddy
Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What engine do I have?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

What engine do I have?

I was speaking to the chap from Essex engines while ordering a new timing gears and gaskets. He advise that the ford engines had 5 digit engine numbers . The number on my engine definitely starts with the letter C. Thanks for changing the heading!

Thanks Alan
by Stoddy
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: What engine do I have?
Replies: 7
Views: 940

What engine do I have?

I've recently purchased a 72 5a. The engine number is different from that show on the vin plate. The number is C5977. Any ideas what this has come out of and what year it might be?

Thanks Alan
by Stoddy
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 5368

V6 essex timing gear

Thanks for all the advice. I'll get in touch with Essex engines tomorrow and get the kit ordered along with the core plugs.

Cheers Alan
by Stoddy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 5368

V6 essex timing gear

Thanks for your advice. I have history for the car back to 2004 and can't see anything suggesting it's been replaced since then so I'll get a steel set ordered. Is there anything else I should look to replace at the same time while the front of the motor is apart?
by Stoddy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 5368

V6 essex timing gear

Thanks for your advice. I'm even slower at getting back! I took the pump off this evening and what I'm seeing through the hole is a steel gear with gold coloured teeth. Do I take it from what I've seen that I have fibre timing gear? I'll check the receipts I got with the car to see if the hoses are ...
by Stoddy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: V6 essex timing gear
Replies: 47
Views: 5368

V6 essex timing gear

Thanks had a better look this evening. My car has braided hoses fitted and it doesn't look like they will allow much movement so I think I will disconnect so I can remove the pump straight from its mount.

Thanks for your help.

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