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 Post subject: Is It A Tickford ???
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:12 pm 
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Hi all ok i have a fair knowledge of E series models and specs and im looking at a ef fairmont ghia it has 180,000kms on clock now to the motor it has a red rocket cover and owner says its definetly a Tickford engine but how can i tell from face value as there is no "T "on the head or anything but have been told the ef/el models didnt have the "T" can i tell by looking at numbers or any particular identification Engine / vin??? any help would be great thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Is It A Tickford ???
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:33 pm 
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with the E series tickford motors the easiest way to tell is to remove the front cover on the motor and if you look at the facia of the head there should be a tickford symbol. ( see picture below )

the front cover comes off just buy removing the power steering cap and one bolt on the right and then you should be able to see it.

as you can see mine is NOT a tickford.

i have put a green arrow to show you were to bolt is for the facia

let me know how you go.

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 Post subject: Re: Is It A Tickford ???
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:41 pm 
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have a look at this link

ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/how-to-identify-tickford-head-t10821.html

Taken from the above link

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should look something like this :P
EB/ED are plain T later models have :

EF - 94 DT
EL - 95 DT
AU - WR2T
as well as the big T


Also, is it a Series I EF Fairmont Ghia? If so then it isn't a Tickford motor. I'm sure only EF series 2 Fairmont Ghia came out with Tickford gear and obviously EL models.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is It A Tickford ???
Posted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:44 pm 
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tickford never made rocket engine for the e series, but anyway. :lol: :lol: :lol:

as above to determine, although a lot of ef ghia's didn't have the ticky motor.

the vin does tell, if you have a bit of a dig, it tells you how to work it out think it's an x some where along the vin, but can't be bothered searching tonight.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:43 am 
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Yeah, under "Engine" on the VIN plates, 'X' = 4.0L HP

 

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 Post subject: Re: Is It A Tickford ???
Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:59 am 
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EF/EL Fairmont Ghia's with the Tickford upgrade has a gold coloured " 4.0 " sticker instead of silver on the front guards where the OHC sticker is......as well as having the " X " stamped on the Ford plate under the bonnet for Engine......instead of " H " for a standard engine.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:26 pm 
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Ronza wrote:
Hi all ok i have a fair knowledge of E series models and specs and im looking at a ef fairmont ghia it has 180,000kms on clock now to the motor it has a red rocket cover and owner says its definetly a Tickford engine but how can i tell from face value as there is no "T "on the head or anything but have been told the ef/el models didnt have the "T" can i tell by looking at numbers or any particular identification Engine / vin??? any help would be great thanks


but if you had knowledge about engines you'd know it's a rocker cover

 

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