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Post by ericm35 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:54 am

Hello,
In order to optimize my costs, I am looking for, as part of the restoration of my 3L ESSEX engine, a set of 6 oversized pistons and rods used in good condition, to then bore the engine block. If you have those parts in your stock, it would be good news for me, otherwise I would buy new oversized pistons. I'm in France, so It would be necessary to ship in FRance.
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Eric


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Post by TrevorG » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:22 pm

I'm assuming your Essex needs a rebore not a rehone which is a pity as I have a set of almost unmarked standard pistons that I removed as a previous owner rehoned, put new pistons etc. in without realising that the problem was a twisted conrod. Big ends failed, so I've totally rebuilt with oversize pistons. Yes, you are looking at about £500 new! I'll sell my second hand ones for £80 + post.
Can photograph them if you're interested.



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Post by ericm35 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:14 pm

Hello Trevor,
Yes my engine need a rebore, there are scratches on 4 bore. So I'm looking for oversized piston before to rebore :)


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Post by TrevorG » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:12 pm

Eric, when I checked, the best guys were the car clinic in darwen. Speak to Martin.....I'm sure they would send parts to France. Good luck :mrgreen:

If you need conrods as well, they can be very expensive as most are tuftrided etc. unless you can locate old stock.



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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:42 pm

Eric I have Used OS pistons etc as previously discussed. :wink:
Trevor, it was only the rotating parts, camshaft and crank that were tuftrided/carbonised :lol: email inbound :lol:


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Post by TrevorG » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:53 pm

Sorry Mark, it was the after market ones like burtonpower conrods that I was meaning were expensive etc......probably should have included shot peening, not tuftriding as that's how their ones are prepared......shows my age! :w :roll:



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Post by ericm35 » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:40 am

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Eric I have Used OS pistons etc as previously discussed. :wink:
Trevor, it was only the rotating parts, camshaft and crank that were tuftrided/carbonised :lol: email inbound :lol:
Hello Mark, I just send you an email for the parts
Eric


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