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2018/04/12 19:44:27 (permalink)
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injecting an essex v6

I decided to inject the Essex v6 in my blue capri. Its my favourite capri and ive decided to put my efforts into finishing it as I want, before I put any more work into any of the others. At least then ill have a capri I really like finally finished.
 



 
Im doing it for 2 reasons - cosmetic (the old Essex looks a little dreary when I lift the lid)
and I hope to domesticate the old girl even more than I have already. It has the T5 - which works really well, the LSD and uprated brakes.
Suspension is RS3100 but with an A frame and 2.8i front sway bar. Steering is power steer, from a M.3 3.0 v6
 
I started with the tank - modified it to take a commodore pump (it is totally hidden so I can bear it).
 

 
I chopped it out, welded in the relevant plate and welded up the breather openings. Then painted it as per original (facelift) grey.
 

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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/12 19:53:11 (permalink)
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    Im keeping the crank and cam sensors in the distributor. Its neater and all hidden away. Scorcher are in the process of modifying a commodore (Ill put a "ford" sticker on it) unit to fit. It will be taller than the original, but will clear
     


     
    I do have the choice of running 6 x LS1 coils or the single. Ive decided to do the latter (although the LS1's would look cool)
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/12 20:09:52 (permalink)
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    im using a triple weber manifold I had. The choice of throttle bodies is a bit limited. Ive decided to go with Jenvey ones and after talking it thru with others, used their shorter "pico" injector rails and brackets (primarily due to limited space btn the units). It all fits nice on the manifold.
     

     
    Ive plumbed to the rails - will be using screw on (not push on) fittings.
     

     
    the tuner did not want me to draw vacuum from the manifold, so will install a vacuum pump which is on its way
     

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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/12 20:23:07 (permalink)
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    injectors push out 347cc - which is normally  a little too much, but the engine has big valves, high comp pistons etc and has been stroked to 3.4 ltr - see how it goes....
    they are a later style injector and run an extended nozzle - it actually was a good thing - the end of the injector now sits just right inside the throttle body
     
     
     
    The throttle bodies are lower than the rails, making it difficult to set up air cleaners (im going to have 35mm extensions made)
     
     Im aiming to set it all up in approx. 8 weeks time
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/12 20:30:16 (permalink)
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    getting a bit ahead of myself - but its good to be positive about these things....
     

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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/12 21:30:15 (permalink)
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    Nice work spud .
    I had a 3.0 essex in my very first mk1 escort back in 1980 .
    It was a 72 mk1 1100cc and I fitted a essex into it from a crashed granada police car i had . 
    Went like a scalded cat but some plonker had left all round drum brakes on it ! Yes me. 
    Wasnt long before it was folded around a tree .
    Happy days
     
     
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/12 22:20:36 (permalink)
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    That is some serious thought. And money.
    You can’t beat injection for an Essex I say.
    Looking pristine.
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/13 12:05:15 (permalink)
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    Triple webbers!!!!
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/13 13:00:50 (permalink)
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    Sold them to help finance the injection
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/13 18:14:39 (permalink)
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    Hi Spud

    You obviously decided the Tecalemit Jackson mechanical injection setup couldn’t be converted? I’ve been wondering about injection and have a couple of mechanical setups I was going to try to convert.

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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/13 18:44:26 (permalink)
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    Don't bother

    There's only one way to do it - spend the money on the later gear - with all the relevant electronics - or stick with the carby

    I'm going motec


    I saw a guy trying to start his mk1 cortina at the Melbourne concourse the other week - oh joy - they ended up pushing him

    I'm hoping (😩) the injection will iron out a lot of this potential crap - I'll know I can just get in, turn the key - and off she goes (even my stupid Yaris can do that)

    i went to steal a part today and scored a bracket for the vacuum pump and an appropriate filler neck for the fuel tank (which I'll graft onto the capri one) - try to do something on that car every day, no matter how small
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/20 13:26:26 (permalink)
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    Had the spacers made up - now I can figure out the air cleaner arrangement.
     

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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/20 15:39:14 (permalink)
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    Found a nice little space for the fuel pressure gauge...

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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/20 19:28:03 (permalink)
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    Is that how a facelift wiring loom enters the cab.
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    Re: injecting an essex v6 2018/04/20 19:41:35 (permalink)
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    Yep

    The same pressings (on the firewall) are apparent on the passengers side - so I'll bore a hole and run the loom for the computer thru there

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