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Hot!injecting an essex v6

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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/10 07:38:21 (permalink)
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The old one did have a bit of bog but no real rust. The car hoist makes it so much easier to work on
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/26 14:39:37 (permalink)
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Hi Spud,
 
Which Motec ECU are you using?
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/26 16:22:29 (permalink)
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M130

I've welded the new sections in





The whole things going to take a month of sundays - I've been embarked on a heap of mods.

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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/26 22:15:58 (permalink)
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How did you find the Ex-pressed front guard section?  I saw them in the flesh in the UK and they looked excellent, I was wondering if they fit up OK.  Could this be the answer to a lot of our lack of guards problem??

Capri The car I always promised myself
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/26 23:04:38 (permalink)
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They fit spot on but I don't think they sell them as part panels like these any more
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/28 12:37:01 (permalink)
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Aren't they 3k each for the guards? People won't pay 500 for a second hand one, I can't see them coughing 3 large for a new one
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/28 13:21:50 (permalink)
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True - probably about 2k each landed
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/28 14:39:17 (permalink)
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so was it the fact that the guard was only a repair part Sud that dictated your cut line? Many of the guards I have see (including my own) had died because of rust on the top  rear edge, near the traditional antenna hole.
These sections don't get replaced in a patch panel like yours.
I'd probably be more included to fork ou the $2k if it was a complete panel, up to the spot welded flange.
 
Did you count how many tacks it took to complete?
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/28 15:51:58 (permalink)
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these were about $800/pair from memory. Each tack was done in love, it was such an overwhelmingly enjoyable experience- I lost count half way thru 😌
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/28 17:35:43 (permalink)
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Sounds perfect to me. Most are gone from a crash up front or rust in rear. Leaving original welds in place and tacking like you’ve done Spud will leave a factory finish. Coat the original seem with penetrol etc. Much cheaper and honestly a better repair. Unless you have $3500 to pay for a full guard extra probably with custom duty,Gst etc.
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/01/28 18:06:08 (permalink)
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Yes if u grope up underneath the guard all you can feel is the neat return I made - oh well, I did it so I could squeeze the 13 x 7 rebels under the guards - my favourite wheel
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/03/17 17:04:25 (permalink)
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Taking me a month of Sundays but getting close to sending it out

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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/03/17 19:02:14 (permalink)
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Don’t send it. Hope your keeping it?
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/03/17 19:37:43 (permalink)
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Sending it for wiring - injectors/computer
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Re: injecting an essex v6 2019/03/18 09:13:29 (permalink)
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Any progress is good besides modifications take time to get right but worth it in the end. 
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