Black Elford Turbo

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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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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... ... 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...


you can download it for free from here... ... sp=sharing


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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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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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