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    Corsair V6

    Just bought this, 1966 Ford Corsair V6

    Running 3 ltr V6, with 3 ltr Capri running gear...



















































    Last edited by ludsonline; 26-08-2011 at 08:45.

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    Re: Corsair V6

    looks pretty sound... bet your a happy chappie

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Hello Gary, Yes proper chuffed... I had one 20 odd years ago with a V4 in it... This one should go a bit better....

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Sweeeeeeeeet!!!
    Steer Fae The Rear!

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    Re: Corsair V6

    i...very strangley...LOVE this!!!!

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    Re: Corsair V6

    lush that that rear end is dying 2 be tubbed and sum big ass boots,

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    Re: Corsair V6

    very nice

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Good to see a seriously nice looking Corsair. My dad had one, late '70's with the 1700 V4. It went good for its time but, Yours will be like s**t off a shovel.
    Well done on getting a cracker...................Seriously Jealous!!

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Thats brilliant! Looks like a great example and looks like something you could drive everyday. Ace!

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Here are some more pics & an update....











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    Exhaust:-
    Well, I've got the car up on four axle stands in the garage & taken the old exhausts off.. I've cut off the front pipes & fabricated a 90 bend to go under the gearbox to the other side, ordered a 2 into 1 y-piece in 2" & some bends & pipe... Will post some pictures when it all arrives next week ..

    Wheels:-
    I've fitted some new wheels in 15".



    I've got some plans for these, so once there done they will be different to say the least ..

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    Start of front link pipes



    Front link pipes-Prior to weldiing



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    Nearly all parts are here now, just waiting for the clamps



    Full Stainless system 125 :-D....

    I've also managed to aquire a V6 type 9 gearbox, so motorway cruising will be a bit more economical lol...

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Sweet ride
    did you get an essex bellhousing with the gearbox? blinder if you did
    I'm liking the steels and single tailpipe, stealth

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    Re: Corsair V6

    That looks sweet and I bet It burbles along nicely...cool

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Nice one. A cool cruiser.

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Quote Originally Posted by bortaf View Post
    Sweet ride
    did you get an essex bellhousing with the gearbox? blinder if you did
    I'm liking the steels and single tailpipe, stealth
    Yes gonna just paint the Steels either matt black or gunmetal, I've got a redrilled V6 bellhousing to copy when I take mine off to swap it. I've also just got a 50" Atlas rear end for it to get the diff ratio (3.09:1) lower to further improve the MPG ...

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Exhaust all done



    My boy revving it up for me ... Sounds like it's only running on 5 though, but I've checked spark & compression & all seem ok...



    New Wheels

    205/45/16 Front & 225/45/16 Rears...



    Love this shot



    Before & After...


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    Re: Corsair V6

    Looking good mate!

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Have now fitted my 2 1/2" lowering blocks on the rear and need to make up my exhaust hangers so the exhaust clears the ground lol...

    Last edited by ludsonline; 30-10-2011 at 21:04.

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Car all done & back on the road again, took it for a quick blat this morning & the new wheels and Exhaust make it so much nicer to drive :-)

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Nice work mate, tis a very cool car
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    Re: Corsair V6

    its looking good

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    Took some pics with my Good Camera today to show the car as it stands today ..






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    Re: Corsair V6

    looks spot on nicely done

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Looks nice but runs like crap by the sound of the video, missing 1-2 pots. Got it sorted yet?
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    Re: Corsair V6

    Cheers for all the comments guys....

    Quote Originally Posted by razorass View Post
    Looks nice but runs like crap by the sound of the video, missing 1-2 pots. Got it sorted yet?
    No not sorted yet , It only running on 5 cylinders. The problem seems to be number 4 cylinder. I can pull the plug lead off and it makes no difference, Compression on all 6 cylinders ok & plug & lead on number 4 ok.... I'm going to pull the rocker cover off and see if the valve is stuck..
    Last edited by ludsonline; 12-11-2011 at 10:06.

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    Re: Corsair V6

    if you got compression it cant have a stuck valve, maybe the inlet manifold gasket has split and you have a big air leak on that cylinder

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Well no stuck valves , I've replaced all the ignition side to eliminate that.. I know its running super rich, so I'm going to take the top off the carb & see what's in there..

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    Re: Corsair V6

    Hey, I have just started resorting my corsair v4. Any help will be appreciated. Based In India, so getting parts is a tremendous pain!!

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