essex v6

Discuss and exchange views and technical information about our cars.

Moderators: scimjim, Lukeyboy46, erikscimitardemon, Roger Pennington, philhoward

Post Reply
tony1966
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 am
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 6 times

essex v6

Post by tony1966 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:47 am

....
Last edited by tony1966 on Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.



User avatar
philhoward
RSSOC Member
Posts: 26652
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:41 pm
Location: Staffs, UK
Has thanked: 106 times
Been thanked: 807 times
Contact:

essex v6 heads

Post by philhoward » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:33 am

If it’s a pre-72(ish) engine, then they have oval inlet ports. 72-on have D shaped inlet ports.

Another one to put in the mix is low and high compression heads - high compression (car) heads only have the recess around the valves and spark plug; low compression (transit/industrial engine) have the recess across pretty much the whole of the bore area.


Phil Howard
Scimitarweb Forum Admin
SS1 1600 Rooster Turbo; Sabre Mk1.5, Sabre Mk2
Previous: SE5/5a/SS1 No.1/SS1 Rooster/SS1 1800Ti/SE5a 24 Valve
SS1 Racer
http://www.ss1turbo.com
Never try and argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you based on experience.

tony1966
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 am
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 6 times

essex v6

Post by tony1966 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:18 pm

do
Last edited by tony1966 on Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:22 pm, edited 1 time in total.



User avatar
peter freeman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 10406
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Newcastle
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 419 times
Contact:

essex v6 heads

Post by peter freeman » Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:10 pm

Got mine from a club person ( bought in the the USA ) worth the money no matter what it costs - be sure to blank off the oil drain holes ( with rags works ) just in case you drop a valve retainer etc. Smoke at idle or on start up is a sign that the stem seals need replacing - on overrun piston rings.
Attachments
VST.jpg
VST.jpg (73.99 KiB) Viewed 779 times



tony1966
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 am
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 6 times

essex v6 heads

Post by tony1966 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 pm

thanks for the piccy-there are copies available of the very tool you pictured online,will give one a shot

cheers t



User avatar
Coupe Racing
RSSOC Member
Posts: 7566
Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2007 10:51 pm
Location: Nr Telford - Shropshire
Has thanked: 31 times
Been thanked: 126 times

essex v6 heads

Post by Coupe Racing » Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:00 am

If you do this job in situ then make sure the valve does not drop into the cylinder


Blessed are the Cheese makers

Better to be an hour early than 1 minute late

gtcse8
RSSOC Member
Posts: 2760
Joined: Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:11 am
Location: Steeton, Yorkshire Dales
Has thanked: 67 times
Been thanked: 200 times

essex v6 heads

Post by gtcse8 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:18 am

Feed a lot of string into the cylinder then turn the piston up to stop the valves dropping, then just wind it back down and pull the string out.
Only other way would be to put compressed air into the cylinder.
Both methods work so long as your careful.


Mark Wilson. Garage sale everything must go. :cry: SE5a`s, GTC, SE6b`s, Triumph Daytona, Honda CB750 K7. Also on YouTube :wink: lookup V8 Chevy https://youtu.be/lbpvDGAMY6g https://youtu.be/7xTrbr0ETSA https://youtu.be/K7HfYVd5Flo

User avatar
peter freeman
RSSOC Member
Posts: 10406
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:12 pm
Location: Newcastle
Has thanked: 9 times
Been thanked: 419 times
Contact:

essex v6 heads

Post by peter freeman » Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:40 am

My valves just stayed where they were - no need for anything to keep them up but I did make sure the pistons were up so if they did drop it was not far and they could be pulled back easily



tony1966
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:10 am
Has thanked: 10 times
Been thanked: 6 times

essex v6

Post by tony1966 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:49 am

i h



Post Reply

Return to “General Technical Discussion”