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fozzy280472

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82 posts

36 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi guys ,can anyone help me regarding the ford made cologne alloy rocker covers , i need to know if they need special gaskets or will the standard items fit or do i have to make some up ,also if they are available where i can source them ?
Sorry if its come up before , the search facility is down and i tried the google search with no luck.
Cheers guys,
regards Paul.

S2Mike

3,038 posts

38 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi, I was sort of looking for a pair a couple of months ago, some came up on e-bay, but went to over 50 quid, they came with gaskets, but I am not sure if they are different to standard. Sure someone on here will know.

fozzy280472

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82 posts

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Hi Mike , yes i saw those but i had to wonder about reusing the old gaskets , i always like to change gaskets every time. I already have the rocker covers but am wondering whether to just make some gaskets up , its not really hard i suppose ,it would be nice to have some pre made ones .
Cheers for the reply
Paul.

tozerman

919 posts

115 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
They use std gaskets, these do seem to be quite rare and expensive, you will I beleive need to modify your alternator bracket, good luck.

Cheers.....Tony..

fozzy280472

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82 posts

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi Tony , thanks for the reply , i have seen the thread on here re the alternator already ,doesnt seem like too much work.
I must say im kind of glad that they use the standard gaskets though , i have a couple of new ones already !
Once again thanks,
regards Paul.
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ttraynor

101 posts

46 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Paul,

I have just bought a set of aluminum rocker covers myself, they are in the process of being polished. Can you point me to the thread on altering the alternator bracket????

Maybe we can compare notes on fitting.

Regards

Tom

fozzy280472

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82 posts

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Hi Tom , im not sure how to post a link but the thread was originally posted by TVR-stu , see if you can find it and bookmark it, some very usefull info there,
HTH , regards Paul.

TVR-Stu

480 posts

87 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Here is the link for what I did.

Pretty straight forward with a bit of patience. Might be worth trying the 'bending' option mentioned at the end of the post first?




fozzy280472

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82 posts

36 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
Hi Stu , thanks for providing the link , your engine looks lovely in those pics , ps , what are the hoses for the AFMs to plenum from ? [They look like henry hoover hoses !!!]
cheers/regards Paul.

TVR-Stu

480 posts

87 months

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Tuesday 26th June 2012 quote quote all
fozzy280472 said:
Hi Stu , thanks for providing the link , your engine looks lovely in those pics , ps , what are the hoses for the AFMs to plenum from ? [They look like henry hoover hoses !!!]
cheers/regards Paul.
Hi Paul, the hoses where on the car when I bought it. I'm pretty sure they are genuine Ford items (thought they were standard TVR fit for the 2.9 S but when is anything 'standard' on a TVR!) and are much more substantial than they appear, being quite stiff rather than flexible.
What have you got on yours?
Oh! Mine is an S3c so it's plenum to air filter (no AFM's) but not sure why that would make any difference.

Cheers, Stu

fozzy280472

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82 posts

36 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for getting back Stu , my AFM hoses are similar but dont look as sturdy and dont have those nice end couplings onto the plenum. May well have to keep a lookout or shoot down my local motor factor and see what they can find ,
Once again , thanks for help/info ,
regards Paul.

ttraynor

101 posts

46 months

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Stu, Thanks for the info. I received my rockers today. Can you tell me the measurements of the TVR badges you have on your pictures??

Regards.

Tom

TVR-Stu

480 posts

87 months

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Hi Tom, the car is at a location away from my home so I can't measure them until tomorrow but for your information I got them from Chris 'Barkychoc'.
If you drop him a PM he may let you know his original supplier.

They have been on the car for a couple of years and I can confirm they are still like new. smile


ttraynor

101 posts

46 months

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Stu,

Thanks for your help, if you get the chance I would appreciate it. I will give Barcychoc a pm.

Regards Tom

Back to the footie shoot out!

TVR-Stu

480 posts

87 months

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Thursday 28th June 2012 quote quote all
Tom,

I've had a chance to measure the 'TVR' badges on the alloy rocker covers for you. They are 38mm high and 96mm long.

Hope that helps.

Cheers, Stu

ttraynor

101 posts

46 months

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Stu,

Thanks for your help. Take care. Tom

ttraynor

101 posts

46 months

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Stu,

Thanks for your help. Take care. Tom

S2Mike

3,038 posts

38 months

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That makes them the same size as the ones on the bonnet.
TVR-Stu said:
Tom,

I've had a chance to measure the 'TVR' badges on the alloy rocker covers for you. They are 38mm high and 96mm long.

Hope that helps.

Cheers, Stu

greymrj

1,247 posts

92 months

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Friday 6th September 2013 quote quote all
Anybody looking for alloy covers? If you do buy, then take account of the advice re alternator clearance BUT it is possible, even on a 2.9 to modify the alternator bracket to get the clearance (see thread http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Two sets on ebay:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/cologne-alloy-v6-rocker-...

and

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ford-cologne-v6-alloy-ro...

Kitchski

3,208 posts

119 months

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Anyone know if these quieten down the tappets on the Cologne lump? Mine's pretty smooth compared with much of what comes through the door at work, but I can still hear them and I hate tappet noise laugh
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