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 Post subject: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:03 pm 
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I.m new to fordmods, i just brought a El Fairmont Ghia about a month ago and this week the head gasket went :evil: Anyway when the cover was off today i notice the head had no tickkie badge
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Car build dec 97
engine x
head 96da 6090

Does this mean it is a hybrid?
Isn't 96da a std head?

What the hell have i brought :?
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 Post subject: Re: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:07 pm 
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pretty sure 96DA is hybrid.

weird, seeing as Dec 97 should be series one, meaning non-hybrid. unless someone has swapped the head/engine at some point.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:22 pm 
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yep 96da is a hybrid head...
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 Post subject: Re: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:22 pm 
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Well another thing a found out is the vin no says its a jan 98 (W and L) not V and E but it says Dec 97
i.m stumpted
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 Post subject: Re: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:33 pm 
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The head may have been replaced under warranty? and, maybe Ford made it Dec97 but didn't plate it until 98? Leave the VIN no for me ( in a PM) and I will check it out. :)
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 Post subject: Re: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:44 pm 
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Ok does this mean i need to get an Au gasket of and normal el one. what will happen if i do put el one on, will crack again?(my uncle is doing it for me so i dont have to fork for labour thankgod 8-) )
when he took if off today he told me it have been off before (new bolts and that goop stuff)
could be a new head but the engine only done 170ks
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 Post subject: Re: Ghia tickford head
Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:49 pm 
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AU head gasket is the way to go and of course a new set of Head bolts but no need for any GOO. Just make sure all is clean.
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Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:28 pm 
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Papa Smurf wrote:
AU head gasket is the way to go and of course a new set of Head bolts but no need for any GOO. Just make sure all is clean.


thanks, yeah it getting done properly, head been sent off to get machined. What i ment was there was already some red filler around the front of the block (like it had been done badly before i got it...hmmm)
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:57 am 
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I think he just means the silicone at the front, on the top of the timing case, sealing it between the head. This is not a bad thing, nothing dodgy. Should have had a rubber seal there too tho.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:34 am 
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96DA is a hybrid standard head.

96DT is a hybrid tickford head, which does have the T cast into the front.

Someones obviously changed the head on you at some stage without realising.
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:32 pm 
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Anyway it doesn't matter anymore the head is too soft to machine so i need a new head :cry:

so that will be a 95 dt right?

Are they easy to find or am i dreaming. Otherwise i might need to get a standard head
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:31 pm 
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the most common head would be the 94ab or 94dt these will be the easiest to find...

yours being a hybrid you can also an au one aswell
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:38 pm 
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Anything ending with a DT will do, 94DT or 95DT preferably. Thats if you want Tickford.

Out of curiosity, what is the block part number. This can be found on the drivers side, at the back of the block, on the ridge where the sump meets the block.
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:46 pm 
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Err... i can't find it
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Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 7:53 pm 
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Huss518 wrote:
Err... i can't find it


you will find its covered partially by the gearbox support bracket.

it will either start with 94da,96da,vr1 or wr1
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