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by Stroker
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?

If you're running the K-Jet inlet manifold make sure you port/flow it to get the most from your heads. The K-Jet manifold is a major restriction in air flow and good gains can be had by porting it. ;)
by Stroker
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?

Guys - i am very happy I've managed to faciliate a reunion between Bug and Major Tom - I feel a bit like Cilla Black here I love the links above - particularly the one from Stroker - talk about looks being deceiving. Sometimes what seems like 'common sense' is anything but! Really helpful to unders...
by Stroker
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?

Very interesting my man. Yeah, can't remember his surname. Olly, from AES Engines at East Dereham. Of course I'm talking 25-30 years ago now. (Oh and Tom, as an aside, as of next Monday it will be 9 years since I last saw you! Time flies) That'll be Olly Sparks. He posts on here sonetimes. A gamble...
by Stroker
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: Cologne camshaft comparison side by side - anyone know?

Looks are very deceiving with cam profiles. Here's a explanation to do with base circles.https://www.ozvr4.com/threads/camshaft- ... ion.16111/
by Stroker
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rocker arm modification?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Rocker arm modification?

I basically made the distance between the pushrod and the rocker shaft centerline shorter, and that has made a small change in the rocker ratio. It has moved the rocker closer to the valve center line, ideally I should really move the rocker assembly away from the valves and that would give another ...
by Stroker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Q & A
Topic: Rocker arm modification?
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Rocker arm modification?

Hmmm... Not sure what the idea of welding to the rocker arm is, but if you're trying to increase the lift or change the rocker ratio, lengthen the rocker tips won't work. That's because the colognes rocker assembly are fixed along with the distance from the rocker pivot point to the valve centerline...
by Stroker
Thu May 30, 2019 6:03 am
Forum: Q & A
Topic: low speed judder (2.8)
Replies: 9
Views: 857

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: 857

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: 1510

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: 1621

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: 1621

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: 1621

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: 1621

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: 1621

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: 701

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: 2275

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: 2275

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: 2275

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: 2275

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: 2042

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...