Black Elford Turbo

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rip7
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by rip7 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:58 pm

hi kev. just go to mazda at rayleigh they dont cost that much. i did put a sump gasket back on. [ its not leakin YET]. put the exhaust manifolds and inlet manifolds on the engine before fitting. its a right pig to do with engine in, i had a massive vac leak on inlet manifold.and to do was a pig. where has your new engine came from. my car is of the road as from today for winter. perhaps we can have a essex elford meet next summer, hope ALL goes well..and your hip

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ian65
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:14 pm

Threesevens wrote:Hi Ian,
Been on Rock Auto's website.
I can't find that part no.
I have found part no.0374680
I presume you found yours ok. Can you you see if you can get me the link to the part
Hi Kev,

this is the exhaust manifold gasket you need...

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/mazd ... asket,5400

to fit the Elford stuff to a non Elford engine follow these instructions except for modifying the sump... just swap your Elford sump onto the new engine...
ian65 wrote:I've uploaded this to my Google drive...

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you can download it for free from here...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8jAGJ ... sp=sharing





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DKWW2000
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by DKWW2000 » Sun May 27, 2018 12:34 pm

Hi Kev...........any uypdate on the car?
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Threesevens
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Re: Black Elford Turbo

Post by Threesevens » Sun May 27, 2018 10:22 pm

Well the situation is as follows.
I last saw the car in November and at the same time Tool dropped off a new engine and gear box which I bought from him.
The restorer had just moved into a new workshop and promised me he would replace the engine and gearbox, paint up the engine bay and finish the restoration quickly.
He told me his rental was £2k a month and had to turn over a lot of work so he needed it done.
So I had my hip replaced at the end of March and couldn't chase him as much as I would have.
So a couple of weeks ago I drove to his workshop and surprised him.
Whilst there I got him to sign an agreement saying if it wasn't finished by 30th June 2018 I could remove it from his premises without paying another penny.
I hope that it is the end of this saga.
In the meantime I have had a tattoo done on my forehead saying 'mug'

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