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Old 30th July 2005, 15:53
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Default Ford V6 Cologne and Ford V6 Essex engines and gearboxes

Are the gearboxes interchangable between these two engines, also any problems converting from auto to manual.
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Old 30th July 2005, 16:41
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From (Distant) memory the bellhousings are different So if you have an essex engine (just guessing here) you need an essex bellhousing (V6 or V4). The most likely source of a manual box the the essex these days is Reliant Scimiter which may come with the added bonus of overdrive.
Auto to Manual is not that bad. you need, Flywheel, Clutch and Crankshaft Spigot Bearing (I have a new essex one you are welcome to )
If this is no help! Post more specificly what you are trying to do
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Old 15th July 2008, 15:53
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[QUOTE=Purple Ak;1580]From (Distant) memory the bellhousings are different So if you have an essex engine (just guessing here) you need an essex bellhousing (V6 or V4). The most likely source of a manual box the the essex these days is Reliant Scimiter which may come with the added bonus of overdrive.
Auto to Manual is not that bad. you need, Flywheel, Clutch and Crankshaft Spigot Bearing (I have a new essex one you are welcome to )
If this is no help! Post more specificly what you are trying to do :smilelooking for a flywheel for a 2.3 ltr v6 essex must be for the automatic gearbox....do ya have one ?
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The engines are very different but as the bellhousings were separate(unlike later Fords where the b/h is integral with the gearbox) But you have 2.3 and 2.8 early Cologne's from Cortina's,Sierra's and Granada's with carbs or MFI then later Granadas had a 2.8 with EFI and all of these are two port exhaust heads and 2.4 and 2.9 EFI's with 3 port heads not only this the early Explorers came with a 4 Litre Colonge based engine too.

Essex engines are either 2.5 or 3.0 and a far torquer engine than the Colonge.

Gearbox wise you have early Essex with a Type 'F' box with or without overdrive whilst later ones had the Type'5' without the o/d(Scimitar all had the Type' F ' even with the Cologne SE6b and SE8) Most of the Colognes got the Type '5' box

Later 2.8 Capri's also came with the Type'9" five speed box and if you find the correct bellhousing you should be able to 'mix a match' so to speak!

Auto boxes were the Borg Warner Type 35 on early Essex and Ford C4's on later and all 2.3/2.8 Cologne engines and the last Essex got the Ford C3

The 2.4 or 2.9 came with the A4LD or A4LDe 4 speed autobox after I think 1989


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