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by peter freeman
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Anti roll bar drop links
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Anti roll bar drop links

Club traders are the obvious source.
by peter freeman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

Here are the two types - put the later ones in the earlier engine and so much oil goes into the rocker box it cannot drain back to the sump quick enough and its ends up being drawn into the carb via the rocker breather.
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by peter freeman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

If you decide to re-con the engine and its a early Essex don't fit new tappets - the early tappets are no longer available and if you fit the later tappets over 70 the engine smokes rather a lot. The PO of my Coupe fitted the later tappets and I drove around for three years below 70 not realising wh...
by peter freeman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Project Progress
Topic: Manny's SS1 1600
Replies: 153
Views: 11283

Manny's SS1 1600

I think the switch is Metro Roger - perhaps both Metro and Land Rover ?
by peter freeman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Rear wheel bearing Ss1 Ti

According to the book you have to take the trailing arm off but I managed to get a 3/8 socket to the bolts that hold the hub on after using a hub puller to push the shaft back towards the diff. I could not get the trailing arm bolts loose ( without damage ) hence ny use of "my" method. Putting it al...
by peter freeman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

I take it you will not be expecting me on Wednesday Nick - I will have to put my listening tube away. Sorry to hear it is going to cost you money to put right.
Peter
by peter freeman
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Se6/6a/6b/GTC
Topic: Cologne engine 'running on'
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Cologne engine 'running on'

Not all that helpful - Morrisons petrol turned my plugs red - don't use their petrol now as they don't do super anyway.
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by peter freeman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

Off the top of my head Wednesday would be the best for me but we can confirm it later - plenty of time to think about it.
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

Not too far away for me then - busy all this week but next week I may have free time
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

where do you live Nick - it might be worth having a 2nd ear listening to the car before you start taking it apart again.
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

I also have the early engine with a steel gear - don't know if the front cover has been has been modified though.
by peter freeman
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: Essex V6 tapping noise
Replies: 32
Views: 952

Essex V6 tapping noise

150 is not as bad as many others I have seen and they do not sound like yours - are you sure the tappet has not come loose again.
by peter freeman
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: SS1/SST/Sabre
Topic: Pics of 4 speed gearbox mounting needed
Replies: 11
Views: 232

Pics of 4 speed gearbox mounting needed

I replaced a four speed box with a five speed box ( SS1 1400 ) and had to cut a bit out of the mount to fit it further back which is the opposite of what you think Graig
by peter freeman
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: uprated brakes or standard
Replies: 5
Views: 216

uprated brakes or standard

I've fitted Wilwoods to the front which means I can fit the cheaper TR6 discs as well as the braking being better. The rears I have left alone.
by peter freeman
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General Technical Discussion
Topic: 2.9 COLOGNE CAST EXHAUST MANIFOLDS
Replies: 16
Views: 409

2.9 COLOGNE CAST EXHAUST MANIFOLDS

Not had any problems with the ones I bought from GW in July so it must be a batch problem - a problem that was visible straight away I assume.

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