Kim Warner

  • Tobias,
    I apologize, I have been rather ill

    I know that I had a flywheel, but it has disappeared, I’m assuming the Gardner took it to the scrap merchants, I will source another.

    I will follow up tomorrow on the inquiries I placed regarding engine mounts

  • Hello Again Tobias,

    I don’t have any experience in exporting parts, so please bear with me a few days.
    I have a flywheel for you if you want, heavy item though…
    Please rest assured, I will get back to you shortly

     

  • Here is South Africa these mounts are fairly easily available.
    Might be available in the UK too.
    If you don’t come right in Europe, contact me kim@oldfordclub.co.za and we can arrange to courier a pair

  • Kim Warner replied to the topic Engine Number in the forum Essex Engine 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    South Africa[edit]
    In South Africa, the engine continued in production from 1982 up to April 2000 for use in the Sapphire Saloon and Sierra vehicles, and Courier pick-ups. Late in its production life it was fitted with Lucas controlled electronic fuel injection designed by SAMCOR (South African Motor Corporation – now Ford SA) in co-operation w…[Read more]

  • Kim Warner replied to the topic Engine Number in the forum Essex Engine 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    South Africa[edit]
    In South Africa, the engine continued in production from 1982 up to April 2000 for use in the Sapphire Saloon and Sierra vehicles, and Courier pick-ups. Late in its production life it was fitted with Lucas controlled electronic fuel injection designed by SAMCOR (South African Motor Corporation – now Ford SA) in co-operation w…[Read more]

  • Kim Warner replied to the topic Engine Number in the forum Essex Engine 2 months, 2 weeks ago

    In South Africa this was referred to as the “upgraded V6, came out in the Sierra/Sapphire and the Courier LDV (based on the Mazda LDV).
    Later a 3.4 liter version was released profiled for higher torque for 4×4 application in the Courier.

    These were the “Black Block” or 30u engines.  The introduction of hydraulic lifters also eliminated the…[Read more]

  • Kim Warner replied to the topic Fiber timing gear in the forum Essex Engine 3 months ago

    My advice; “if it aint broke, then don’t fix it”, I’ve lived with Essex v6’s most of my life and never had this issue and my brother even did some rallies and a track racing with a v6 powered Cortina

    If you REALLY concerned, just replace the gears with a new pair of standard gears, if your originals have lasted this long then the replacements…[Read more]

  • Kim Warner posted a new activity comment 7 months, 1 week ago

    Bollocking received!
    We would need to see photos of the car, please send to the email address above
    Thanks Kim Warner

  • Kim Warner posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Chanking to a 5spd box would make best of the enhanced capabilities of the uprated engine, but the standard box will work. Revising the diff ratios would be a priority though, my standard 1600 ran close to 6000rpm at an indicated 160km/h

  • Kim Warner posted a new activity comment 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Gerrie, welcome to OFC
    Rust is a problem especially at the coast.
    Apologies for the slow response, apparently our notifications settings need to be tweaked -|
    Feel free to post requirements and progress

  • Good Morning Eugene,

    Welcome to OFC, that’s an impressive collection, would love to see pics

     

  • Kim Warner started the topic Odds and Ends in the forum Essex Engine 1 year ago

    The Essex is one of those motors that isn’t designed to rev, small increases in performance can be gained by balancing the moving parts, but the true character of this motor is the low down power and torque.

    So, to improve performance and maintain reliability I recommend improvements to breathing, increase in capacity and compression and fuel…[Read more]

  • I am privileged to own a Mk5 bakkie, some would argue that is is a Mk 3 since the bakkie was introduced after the first 2 models had run their course. I refer to her as a Mk5 since she shares the styling of the Mk5 Sedan/Wagon.
    Wonderful service, bought in 2009, currently off the road for some renovations

    Looking for steering rack rubbers (thick…[Read more]

  • Getting a drivers licence was a challenge for me, here in South Africa we were allowed to apply for our Learners Permit from the age of sixteen, and for a driver’s license at the age of eighteen, but my s […]

  • There was no doubt about it, those big halogen lights and the auxiliary lights low down in the airdam worked, they cut white swathes far into the inky Karoo night, but Kudu are a menace on these roads, so my […]

  • The Windsor small block V8 started its life in 1961 and was discontinued (in new vehicles) in 2001 but remains available for purchase from Ford Racing and Performance Parts as a “Crate” Engine.

    The original engine was produced with a 221cu in (3.6L) displacement, but was stretched to a maximum displacement of 351 cu in (5.8L)

    It is most com…[Read more]

  • Cleveland Engine

    Named after the Brookpark, Ohio, Cleveland Engine Plant in which most of these engines were manufactured, the 351 Cleveland was built between 1969 and 1982. Designated the 335 Engine, reflecting Ford’s decision to produce an engine of 335cu in with room for expansion during its development.

    The engine family began production in late 1969 with a…[Read more]

  • Pinto Engine

    The “Pinto” name is an unofficial nickname, Ford referred to it as the “EAO” or the “OHC” or the “Metric Engine” their internal codename was the “T88-Series” Engine, Ford Europe refer to it as the “Taunus In-Line” and as the “Lima In-Line”. However it was also the engine exported to the United States to power the successful Ford Pinto and h…[Read more]

  • Kent Engine

    The Kent Engine was the 4 cylinder replacement to the asthmatic Ford Sidevalve engine which did duty in the Ford Prefect.

    The Kent story started in 1959 and ended with the fitment of the Duratec-E to the 5th generation Fiesta in 2002. This 42 year lifespan is remarkable for any engine, and makes the Kent the longest running and most influential…[Read more]

  • Ask any Ford enthusiast about the Essex engine and most will speak lovingly of the venerable 2994cc V6 that did duty in South African Fords from the late 1960’s all the way to its eventual termination in 2000. Some of the more knowledgeable will speak too of the 2495cc version, the original “Big Six” which powered the early MKIII Corti…[Read more]

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