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by Stroker
Thu May 30, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: low speed judder (2.8)
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: low speed judder (2.8)

Have you checked for vacuum leaks?
by Stroker
Wed May 29, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: low speed judder (2.8)
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: low speed judder (2.8)

Have you checked the ignition timing?
by Stroker
Tue May 21, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Cars For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 3.7injection
Replies: 7
Views: 1030

Re: 3.7injection

Very nice. I wonder if they used the standard crank from the 4.0 litre Cologne that was used in the Explorer & Mustang or if this was a purpose made crank. Yes I believe they used the 4.0L crank and offset ground the crank with 0.060" oversize bearing to increase the stroke 2mm, from 84mm to 86mm s...
by Stroker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 efi question
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: 2.8 efi question

Not_Anumber wrote:How does it differ from a standard 2.8 i engine ?
Apart from the vastly superior 6 port inlet manifold, didn't they come from the factory with hardened exhaust valve inserts in the heads?
by Stroker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 efi question
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: 2.8 efi question

I wondered why you hadn't posted on the Speeduino forum since last year. :( I've been reading and following your project thread over there. :D
by Stroker
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 efi question
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: 2.8 efi question

Hey @stroker. I started with speeduino and went the full DIY assembly route. After blowing up 2 Megas and 2 boards, I've swapped to Megasquirt. :o :o Ohhh dear not good! I'm going the Speeduino fully assembled board route when I get around to it. So hopefully have better success with it. Are you ru...
by Stroker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 efi question
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: 2.8 efi question

Hey Dansta out of interest are you going to be running the standard ECU or a aftermarket ECU?
My plan is to run a Speeduino ECU.
by Stroker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 efi question
Replies: 16
Views: 893

Re: 2.8 efi question

Yes it can come off, but they get bad corrosion around the studs to the housing. I had issues getting mine apart and also broke a stud.

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by Stroker
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: WUR again sorry!
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: WUR again sorry!

My concern is that whatever this part is it just rattles up and down whilst the WUR is stripped which doesn't feel like the right thing or is it? The 'button' at the bottom is attached to a rubber diaphragm. It should move up and down by only a couple of mm. Normally it is lifted by the vacuum crea...
by Stroker
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 1429

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

Stroker is bang on the money, the head gasket was the wrong way round. Haynes diagram confirms it. What a mine of information this forum is!!! As regards to the possible hex bolts , maybe a bit risky unless a lot more info on them. Before Ford changed to torx bolts on the later 2.8i , were the earl...
by Stroker
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 1429

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

No this not an accidental blockage, it is the new and old cylinder head gasket not being cut out for the water galleries. Maybe it is supposed to be like this. Seems strange not to allow the coolant to flow from the block to head next to number 6 cylinder where my problem occurred. Might have a wor...
by Stroker
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 1429

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

My bad :sorry: . Looks like you'll have to hacksaw 6mm off them. Still a hell of a lot cheaper than 120 pounds.
by Stroker
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cylinder torx stretch bolts
Replies: 32
Views: 1429

Re: Cylinder torx stretch bolts

No problem. I'm rebuilding mine at the moment. I am undecided whether to stick with hex or move to stretch bolts. Have you found somewhere that does not charge > £120 for a set of torx bolts? I'm sure you could use 2.9 head bolts. I've been buying from this outfit lately and have been very good. He...
by Stroker
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear

I used to know a bloke in Dereham, Norfolk, who raced a 3 litre Capri in the Slick 50 series. His day job was running AES engines, building bored and tuned V6 ford engines mostly. He fitted an 'ambulance cam' in a 2.8i and reckoned on a normal road it was quicker than his race car. That would be Ol...
by Stroker
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear

I used to know a bloke in Dereham, Norfolk, who raced a 3 litre Capri in the Slick 50 series. His day job was running AES engines, building bored and tuned V6 ford engines mostly. He fitted an 'ambulance cam' in a 2.8i and reckoned on a normal road it was quicker than his race car. This was back in...
by Stroker
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear
Replies: 9
Views: 1660

Re: 2.8 Camshafts and timing gear

:deadhorse: Hello fellow Capri owners.. Hope you don't mind if I pick your brains for minute.. I have a lovely if very troublesome 1983 2.8 injection. I am currently/reluctantly having the engine rebuilt due to needing a Crank regrind & Re-bore.. Well, that much is done and I've been advised that I...
by Stroker
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Car Clinic 3.4 Essex.
Replies: 1
Views: 470

Re: Car Clinic 3.4 Essex.

I have no experience with the Car Clinic 3.4 Essex. But have built a 3.6L Essex many many years ago. Off-set ground crank to 78mm and massive overbore. Pretty much used Chevy parts for that conversion. Chev rods, pistons, valves, valve springs, screw in rocker studs and roller rockers. Another optio...
by Stroker
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Burton power Steel cologne camgear.
Replies: 19
Views: 3023

Re: Burton power Steel cologne camgear.

Good outcome for sure. :applaud:
Glad it was an easy fix.
by Stroker
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Burton power Steel cologne camgear.
Replies: 19
Views: 3023

Re: Burton power Steel cologne camgear.

I wonder if someone dares to buy this burton/quife steel camgear, or should I just throw it to dumbster.... I will buy Cloes camgear from rockauto, maybe it will do the thing... CLOYES 2760SA {#D4ZZ6306A} Includes: Cam, Crank Info Color: Gray http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=4718&cc=11346...
by Stroker
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cold start injector
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: Cold start injector

Hi all The 2 wires that go to the cold start injector. Which way round to they connect? I have black and yellow and brown and white wire Many thanks Matt My Sierra K-Jet cold start injector has a black and yellow wire going to the top terminal of the injector and a brown and white wire to the botto...