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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:18 pm 
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Hi guys just wondering if red valve springs were standard in EF XR6 heads, I was under the impression they werent as I was told my a guy I know who seems to know alot about el/ef xr6s and he said it is not standard and is normally the sign of a rebuild/ recondition. But then today I pulled the tappet cover off another ef xr6 I am wrecking and realised it also had the same painted looking valve springs, just seeing if they were infact factory or if they are a sign of reco etc, both engines are high kms but running perfect, good performance, no smoke etc.

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:19 pm 
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pretty sure red valve springs are a tickford thing.

 

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:21 pm 
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standard tickford valve springs there mate,

 

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:29 pm 
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I bought a set of new genuine Ford Tickford valve springs...(several years ago)...yes they are red.

 

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Posted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:57 pm 
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Cheers guys.

 

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:22 am 
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EF xr6 was the only model with red valve springs, the EL xr6 didn't ..

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:33 pm 
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Thanks for help guys, I am still under the impression it has had a rebuild/ freshen up, after removing the head I noticed slight bore marks in the cylinders of the block which looked I doubt would be there unless it has had a freshen up.

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:34 pm 
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EF xr6 was the only model with red valve springs, the EL xr6 didn't ..

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my EL Ghia has red valve springs...

 

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:46 pm 
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EB head that I obtained with 240xxx has red springs also.

 

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 8:49 pm 
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Sommers NL wrote:
EF xr6 was the only model with red valve springs, the EL xr6 didn't ..

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infact the el xr6 does have red valve springs

 

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so does the EB series 2 XR6's, the head on my car now (EF), and every other e series tickford headed 6 Cyl that i have enver seen inside the rocker cover of.

 

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Posted: Sun May 02, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Yep all tickford eseries have red valve springs..
even my au vct head has conical valve springs with red paint on them..

i think someone need to check there facts before they post un informative info..
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Posted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:25 pm 
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Just some useful (or useless) info on Tickford valve springs....

I was told this by a cylinder head reconditioner when I got my EF head recoed (so apologies if it's incorrect). Apparently, when Ford tested valve springs for stiffness, they kept the top 10% for Tickford engines. Hence the reason they're not much stiffer than standard springs.

 

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so they're not pedders. lol:)
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i have a tickford head and the springs arnt red... and none of the ticky heads ive ever seen have had red springs.

 

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