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In Topic: Essex V6 Block Type Difference To Cologne?

27 December 2011 - 07:53 PM

Hi Will,

I'm not an expert just yet by any means I've still got plenty of learning to do however i do know of a couple of differences.

The biggest difference i know of is that the essex v6 has, on each cylinder head, 2 inlet and 3 exhaust ports. The cologne v6 has 3 inlet ports and two exhaust ports.

As far as I'm aware it should have the same flywheel bolt pattern and they also both have the same bell housing so if your speedboat uses somesort of gearbox and it is the standard essex bell housing fitting then it will fit the cologne.

Again I might be wrong but I think the cologne also changed from rotor arm and points ignition to electronic ignition.

Alternatively there are some essex v6s on ebay atm for about 150 and they are pretty solid engines although I'm not sure how well they cope with being constantly high on the revs.

Did the boat come with the v6 when it was first made?

In Topic: My Ford Capri Mk3 3.0S Restoration

11 June 2011 - 08:12 PM

All now taxed and tested and given a good first run of a 250 mile round trip to Santa Pod for Classic Ford.

No problems at all.

Top notch motoring :D:D

In Topic: Loom Fire In Capri 3.0

10 June 2011 - 05:41 PM

Not really had experience of fires but I have had experience with those dash connectors which i can tell you are a bit rubbish. On the actual clocks the strips of metal set into the plastic backing have a habit of not sticking very well to the plastic and coming loose and moving around when you put the connector back in. I had several problems with the connections and in the end I put a small strip of solder down each connection on the clocks to keep them straight.

Also visually check all the metal connections throughout the whole clock unit. I had issues with the wiring at the top of the clocks where the plastic rubs when the clocks are removed and fitted.

Are there any signs of damage any where else within the wiring loom?


In Topic: My Ford Capri Mk3 3.0S Restoration

01 May 2011 - 06:13 PM

Well a bit more done over the royal wedding weekend :D
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In Topic: My Ford Capri Mk3 3.0S Restoration

10 April 2011 - 09:33 AM

Well here it is the 99% finished article.

Its been nearly two years in the making but its finally done.

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Let me know what you think :D