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blues3

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248 posts

100 months

Friday 3rd June 2016
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2.9 V6 engine. Turns over ok. No notching or bad grating.
Heads look ok, no discernible twisting
I've not measured the wear in the cylinders but it probably will need a rebore to be 100%
What's missing. There's no:-
Injectors, fuel rail and push rods. It needs 3 head bolts. There's also 2 or 3 exhaust manifold bolts that will need drilling out.
It's sound enough for someone to rebuild in preparation for when their own fails.
No catch. Whoever wants it can collect from Newbury, Berkshire.
1st come gets it.

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Edited by blues3 on Friday 3rd June 22:18


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Sorry not allowed.

Edited by Big Al. on Friday 3rd June 22:53

Alan461

840 posts

66 months

Friday 3rd June 2016
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after dibs on this if ok.
I'll Pm in the morning

blues3

Original Poster:

248 posts

100 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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This engine is still available for free if anyone wants it.

I'm on 0777 500 3290

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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I'll take it if no one else is interested, reckon we could get it in the boot of a Mini?

mk1fan

9,400 posts

160 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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Not sure if Mike is being serious.

Can collect next time I over Sandhurst way. Would probably break it down a bit for easier handling. Will defo fit in the Box.
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phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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mk1fan said:
Not sure if Mike is being serious.
I don't joke about free things!


was thinking the same, bring some spanners along and strip heads off to make it a bit more manageable but if you've got a use for it Stuart take it away smile

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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I'd like it, please, Dave, if Mike and Stuart don't mind: if you've seen my post earlier today, you'll know why!
I have tried to 'phone you without success, so I'll PM as well.

Boosted LS1

17,533 posts

195 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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I'd push it a bit further into the engine stand. Wouldn't want that dropping onto your toes

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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mentall said:
I'd like it, please, Dave, if Mike and Stuart don't mind:
Take it away, but if you don't need the sump pan or the front timing cover I'd like them some time as and when you're sorted?

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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No problem, Mike. May be sooner rather than later.

mk1fan

9,400 posts

160 months

Friday 17th June 2016
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All yours. Was wanting it to fathom out an electric water pump arrangement.

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Saturday 18th June 2016
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mk1fan said:
All yours. Was wanting it to fathom out an electric water pump arrangement.
I'm interested in this Stuart, guess the original water pump stays on to fill the hole and give connections?

Is it as simple as leave the pulley off and get a shorter fan belt or maybe better to remove the pump impellor, spindle, pulley flange etc. and get the hole it would leave "bunged up"?



mk1fan

9,400 posts

160 months

Saturday 18th June 2016
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Not sure how to do it atm.

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Sunday 19th June 2016
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Dave: when I got home I checked the bonnet of my S3 as you said, and sure enough the battery HAD been touching the underside of the bonnet. Top tip! No surface damage outside, though.
So I've moved the battery back in the tray an inch, and secured it for now with the ratchet strap you gave me!

For me, a very useful trip: many, many thanks!

blues3

Original Poster:

248 posts

100 months

Sunday 19th June 2016
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Its gone.collected this morning. Thanks John.

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Major thread resuscitation!

I fitted Dave's (BlueS3) engine to my car in late 2016. Thanks again, Dave!

Many other things have happened in the meantime, some of them chronicled on here, but I'm now at the point where I'm happy to let the (well-worn) engine run for another year, and concentrate on my front suspension and interior.

But now that I can get the car out of the garage, I have another spare engine to give away (it lives at the back, behind the car).

It's a 2394cc Cologne V6 (block code ARC). It's well-worn, but a runner. I've used the pushrods and injectors and a few nuts and bolts in resurrecting the 2.9, but it's mostly all there from the manifold down. The sump pan is well dinged, and has a mystery bracket welded to it; but it didn't leak. For common parts with the 2.9 engine Fordopedia is a fine guide.

I can't imagine anybody will want to put a 2.4 in a TVR again (or in anything else, for that matter) but it might be a basis for a supercharged or turbocharged engine.

If anybody wants particular spares I don't mind doing a bit of dismantling, but I don't really want to get far into the oily bits. Way back in this thread phillpott said he was interested in the timing gear cover to look at an electric water pump design. Still interested Mike?

Otherwise: I can borrow an engine crane to lift it into your hatchback (for full instructions see here).

I'd like it gone in the next couple of months (I keep barking my shin on it) so, if nobody claims it by the end of October it will go to be weighed-in.

As well as BlueS3, my thanks go to everyone on PH S Series for their continuing help and support.





phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Hi John, were you a bit nearer I'd gladly take it out of your way but unfortunately not really viable with the distance/cost involved. If you do get bored one day and feel like pulling the timing cover, stat housing etc. off and parceling then up wink


mentall said:
for full instructions see ..........
Now lets see him get it back down biggrin

mentall

239 posts

65 months

Tuesday 4th September
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Thanks Mike. Let's leave it and see if anybody wants the job-lot: if so, we can negotiate, If not, I'll strip 'em off before I send it to the scrappers.

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Tuesday 4th September
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thumbup

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Saturday 13th October
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mentall said:
if nobody claims it by the end of October it will go to be weighed-in.
"D Day" is fast approaching!