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by Scim6
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Non-Technical Discussion
Topic: VED Exempt (Historic Vehicle) Status
Replies: 47
Views: 6043

Re: VED Exempt (Historic Vehicle) Status

Mine starts with a 7, would that mean after the 8th January 2018 mine would qualify? That's if the rolling 40 year exception doesn't get stopped again.
by Scim6
Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: New engine issue, help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: New engine issue, help please.

Got it to idle and fiddled with the center screw at the back that is supposed to balance the chokes to no avail. The setting for that was lost a long time ago. I went for a little drive up a private road and it didn't splutter or hesitate although I didn't try full throttle. It feels like there is a...
by Scim6
Sat Aug 22, 2015 9:03 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: New engine issue, help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: New engine issue, help please.

Good idea, I'm using fresh 97 but an octane booster might be able to rule it out. I will try an air line on the idle circuit and reset it all.
I do have another carb body I could try as a last resort
by Scim6
Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: New engine issue, help please.
Replies: 6
Views: 871

New engine issue, help please.

Hello, Background, I just rebuilt the 3.0 in my 6A with a new crank, pistons & camshaft. It has a fast road cam & higher compression, around 10.5 I believe and +60. I had some initial problems with electrics when I first started it but it now runs, just not well. I have done a decent amount of fast ...
by Scim6
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Chevy 350 roller rockers
Replies: 59
Views: 4395

Re: Chevy 350 roller rockers

It is a shame to hide them, worth noting that they needed alloy covers to accommodate the posi locks. And the studs shortening to fit the grub screws.

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by Scim6
Thu Jul 16, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Chevy 350 roller rockers
Replies: 59
Views: 4395

Re: Chevy 350 roller rockers

Shiny...
by Scim6
Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Clutch compatibility

Spoke to Nigel at Qrg and he believes the release bearing and hub from a straight 6 coupe will solve my issue. It has the clip attachment like the 6A and the curved bearing from the SE5, will be trying it this weekend. Was quite pricey at £100 but I need to get it on the road so it is tested before ...
by Scim6
Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Clutch compatibility

It is very annoying as I would love to fit the later type and be done with it. I have a plan though, I will attempt to fit this release bearing from burton... http://www.burtonpower.com/clutch-release-brg-esc-mk1-mp315-extend-hd3260.html to the original bearing carrier, any reason why this shouldn't...
by Scim6
Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Clutch compatibility

I would drill the dowel holes into my later type flywheel and fit that but the pcd of the crank doesn't match so I can only use the early flywheel. So I'm basically trying to mate the SE5 early clutch to an SE6A gearbox, I need to source the domed early release bearing or a complete SE5 clutch kit. ...
by Scim6
Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Re: Clutch compatibility

Ignore some of the above as I was being a spanner, after some research I discovered that the earlier engines had a different clutch fitted. The friction plate does actually fit & I was rushing to conclusions without checking properly. From what I have gathered all I need is an early release bearing ...
by Scim6
Fri Jul 10, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Clutch compatibility
Replies: 7
Views: 807

Clutch compatibility

Hello all, I am nearing the end of an engine rebuild, it is a 3L going into a 6A and I'm at the stage of fitting the flywheel. During the rebuild I have fitted the bottom end from another engine which has had dowels fitted to the crank, the flywheel is also lightened and balanced with the assembly s...
by Scim6
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Alternator wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Alternator wiring

Hello all, while doing some work I seem to have damaged my alternator wiring. The small cylinder that is bolted to the alternator bracket has fallen off, is this a suppressor unit for the radio or something more important? Can I live without it?

Thanks
by Scim6
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oversize head gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Re: Oversize head gaskets

I think last time I used Reinz or payen and had no issues. I don't know if they do an oversize though, well I haven't found one. I would use the cometic but the surface finish of my block isn't good enough. Has anyone used a standard size gasket on an oversized block?
by Scim6
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:05 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Oversize head gaskets
Replies: 2
Views: 392

Oversize head gaskets

Morning all,

I am at the stage in my essex rebuild where I need gaskets, I have +60 thou bores and need a suitable gasket to fit. I have seen the mls ones on burtons but would ideally like a good quality composite style gasket. What are everyone's thoughts?
by Scim6
Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:22 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Ford modular 4.6 V8 conversion.
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Ford modular 4.6 V8 conversion.

I was considering this engine for a while and the hard part of this swap is the width of the 4.6. It is massive, compare it to a 302 ford (google 4.6 vs 302) and you will see just how big it is and then compare that to the essex... lots of chopping required but definitely possible.

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