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Post by Oldconn » Fri May 04, 2018 9:20 am

How much does an ESSEX weigh?
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Post by gtcse8 » Fri May 04, 2018 10:50 am

A lot.

But it depends on how much stuff has been removed first.


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Post by Oldconn » Fri May 04, 2018 12:04 pm

Only the flywheel & clutch removed. More than 1250 lbs(568 kgs) ?? - I would doubt it, but I thought I would just check first.


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Post by scimjim » Fri May 04, 2018 4:14 pm

Depending on what’s fitted, somewhere around 400 lbs


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Post by Coupe Racing » Fri May 04, 2018 4:54 pm

About 475 complete


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Post by ScimmyMike » Wed May 16, 2018 7:58 pm

This bloody great half tonne box
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Appears to have one of these concealed inside :D
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Just need to work out where all the bits fit to it now, instructions as usual make no sense


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Post by Corky » Wed May 16, 2018 8:37 pm

Nice bit of kit Mike. I hope your ceiling’s high enough :lol:


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Post by gtcse8 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:36 pm

And I would make certain the rollers have sheet steel to run on, or they WILL f**up, I can show you pics of what happens as my tame MOT man has one as backup for when his main lifts are in use. :?:

If I was designing this setup I would be looking at changing the trailing wheels to allow for uneven surfaces and the weight they have to carry. :lol: :w


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Post by ScimmyMike » Thu May 17, 2018 7:57 am

Steve, yep plenty of headroom once I've removed the lifting beam that I've never actually used and not likely to.
Mark, good point on the rollers will acquire some sheet steel and create a runway.


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Post by CNHSS1 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:39 pm

Looks similar to mine Mike, useful piece of kit :D
Trainee slave is getting more useful :lol:

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Post by Old and Slow » Thu Dec 20, 2018 3:49 pm

Straight-six bits for the engine rebuild, from ZMS; timing chain, gasket, crankshaft front seal and a bunch of core plugs.
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Post by Old and Slow » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:13 am

Here's some more bits, keeping the postman busy.
For some reason my clutch fluid has turned black, picked up during the last MOT, suggested that the seals are degrading, so I've purchased:
A rebuild set for the 0.7" clutch master cylinder;
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Also, with the help of joe and QRG I now have a flat-faced clutch release bearing:
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It almost fits directly; I reckon if I put the carrier in the freezer and the bearing in the oven for half-an-hour it would go on easily; however there's no room for error and it would be impossible to remove, so I've followed joe's advice and reduced the carrier diameter by a few thou. All fits nicely now.


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:21 am

I wouldn't cook any bearing because the grease will disappear


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Post by Joe. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:11 pm

Old and Slow wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:13 am
Also, with the help of joe and QRG I now have a flat-faced clutch release bearing:
It almost fits directly; I reckon if I put the carrier in the freezer and the bearing in the oven for half-an-hour it would go on easily; however there's no room for error and it would be impossible to remove, so I've followed joe's advice and reduced the carrier diameter by a few thou. All fits nicely now.
Glad its worked out. I remember it being very little that's needed to be turned down.
Almost wants a pinned topic in the technical section at some point detailing mix and match clutches if someone has the time to write one.
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I wouldn't cook any bearing because the grease will disappear
washing old metal sealed bearings out with petrol and then baking them at low heat in a tin with a load of grease can be quite an effective way of re-lubricating them if your stuck getting replacements!

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Post by b.c.flat hat » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:58 pm

Lucky me! Pressies for shifting a little yellow Scimitar/Sabre!
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