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by nickm
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor

That would be handy if you do have one.
I could do with it for the weekend if possible?
Nick
by nickm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor

I could do with a D port inlet manifold as well ideally, as the manifold I have is an oval port
and my heads are D port.
by nickm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Essex V6 servo adaptor

It's for a manual car,I didn't realise there were different types.
by nickm
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Essex V6 D port manifold or vacuum adaptor

Does anyone have a servo vacuum adaptor for the inlet manifold?
Mine has vanished somewhere in my pile of bits.
Cheers,
Nick
by nickm
Sat Oct 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

I put my old Granada standard heads on and the engine sounds lovely now.
It must have been the valves sticking all along.
by nickm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

I'm not sure,I suspect the K line type as they are quite thin.
by nickm
Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

I removed the heads and took the valves out and all of the inserts seem secure. However two of the inlet valves were very tight to remove and had to be tapped out. I assume the stem tops have mushroomed slightly,but even so I was surprised they were that difficult. Also,the stems of the tight valves...
by nickm
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Se5/5a
Topic: BX fan cooling upgrade
Replies: 7
Views: 287

BX fan cooling upgrade

I fitted an Astra HX2 15" fan to the rear of my SE5 rad pulling the air through.
I just cut a recess out of the housing to allow it to fit around the rack,and made up a cowling to seal the top in.
Dead cheap and it is very efficient.
by nickm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

It's sounding very much as though I have the same problem.
It sounds virtually identical to the noise I had on the previous engine,which had the same heads
on.
I also had a pushrod jump out for no obvious reason,which could be due to a seat jumping out?
by nickm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

Blooming heck.
I shall be taking a close look at mine.
Did yours sound a bit like an out of adjustment rocker before that happened?
by nickm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

These are John Wade stage 2 heads.
I'm going to take the heads off to make sure as I can't face/afford a third engine rebuild.
by nickm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

I do have hardened seats and had wondered about them so will maybe whip the heads off
and strip them down.
I'll remove the emission valve as well [first!].
by nickm
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping[again!]
Replies: 15
Views: 751

Essex V6 tapping[again!]

I have run in my new engine now and I still have a tap coming from the engine. It is a totally different block with a +60 rebore,crank polished,new cam bearings and new roller rockers. I checked all of the bearing clearances and they were spot on. I reused the V63 cam,steel wheel and heads from my p...
by nickm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Attempt at uploading pics!
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Attempt at uploading pics!

I like cars to look original,just need to fit the rear wiper and put the GTE badge on the back.
The new engine seems pretty good now,and I am impressed with the Car Clinic's twin 38 DGAS set up.
It blooming flies now!
by nickm
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Picture Gallery and Photography
Topic: Attempt at uploading pics!
Replies: 7
Views: 1022

Attempt at uploading pics!

Cheers,just washed all the grime off after the engine swap.

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