Fordmods Logo

Reco HM Gem Engines 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 8 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Reco HM Gem Engines
Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 7:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 762

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: XB 351 V8 & BA GT

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Has anyone ever bought a reconditioned engine from HM GEM Engines?
If so are they any good?

 

_________________

XB 351 and BA GT

FordMods No: 288

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 2:30 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Posts: 168

Joined: 5th Jan 2006

Ride: XY Fairmont

Location: Berri
SA, Australia

Personally I wouldn't touch them. Fitted plenty over the years, and was far from impressed with the quality.
At work we call them Hit & Miss engines...

 

_________________

Real Cars have Chrome Bars

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:19 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 37

Posts: 499

Joined: 19th Nov 2005

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: el falcon

Location: cranbourne
VIC, Australia

i worked thir for 4 years and thir allrite but thir was a lot of problums with them but i still think thir good rebuilders.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:04 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 44

Posts: 762

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: XB 351 V8 & BA GT

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

I was offered a reco 351 , built by Gem. What are some of the problems you have come across with V8 reco's?

 

_________________

XB 351 and BA GT

FordMods No: 288

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 8:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 596

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 11 images

Ride: BA mkII XR8

Location: NEWCASTLE
NSW, Australia

oil leaks, cam timing issues, big end on rods out of round, they are just for replacing standard non enthusiast applications.
for any performance type of work you should atleast blueprint it

 

_________________

Image
IF YOU HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL
YOU SIMPLY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH POWER!!!
Detroit 8V71 for sale, taking offers

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:59 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Posts: 2

Joined: 23rd Mar 2006

Location: melbourne
VIC, Australia

I bought a 4.1 6 cylinder for an 1980 xd from HM Gem Engines
got my mechanic mate to fit it. Prob only did about 5000-1000km
before i sold the car to my cousin who did about 5000km more then he sold it and that guy added about another 5000 and now my cousin bought it back from him and still goes good. So its probably done around
anywhere from 10,000-20,000km. I sold the car about 3-4 years ago so cant remember the exact km's. Shop around and word of mouth is probably your best bet.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2006 10:31 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 49

Posts: 1966

Joined: 13th Aug 2005

Ride: 2000 Au wagon

Location: some where in nsw
NSW, Australia

i had the 4.1 in xf repalced with one,,the only problem they had with it was it wouldn't idle and the rocker cover gasket,,it went bloody good to

 

_________________

Image

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:19 pm 
Parts Gopher
Offline

Posts: 50

Joined: 7th Sep 2005

Location: sydney
NSW, Australia

my old man had one put in his ea back in the day. after six months it dropped a cyclinder. did a comp test no. 4 or 5 cant remeber it was that long ago had nothing and 4 others where sitting on about 100 only one was on 150.
thats from memory could be a bit off. but it was bad
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 8 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:27 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names