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  1. Phil Nelson - Norfolk AO

    Crossflow lack of power over 4,000 in 4th and 5th

    I have a new Stage 3 Scholar Engines built 1650 Crossflow, which has covered 2,000 miles. Originally fitted with a 32/36 DFV it ran out of power in 5th at 4000 rpm, which with a 1:3.54 diff on public roads is above the legal limit. I wanted to go on a few track days and have since fitted 4 of 38mm Keihins from a CBR900RR using the Danst inlet Manifold and am experiencing the same issue. I have an AFR gauge on the dashboard and when I fit small jets (140) it runs lean, and large jets (150) makes it runs really rich, which improves top end power slightly but then it is so rich it stu
  2. AlexSB

    Fitting a breather on a Xflow

    Hi all, Latest in my line of daft questions! I've done little bit of work over the weekend, involving fitting a catch tank to try relieve some of the fumes I'm getting from the oil cap. The setup from the cap to the new catch tank is easy to fit. However, replacing the 'to atmosphere' breather with the elbow connector to the tank has me puzzled. I don't think there's anything else I need to buy to connect it. But, currently I can't see any method of affixing it. I've attached some photos of the new setup and the old to atmosphere
  3. Hi all, After a bit of a battle to get the Westie up and running (knackered battery in the end) it's time for me to run a compression test. I've not done this before, so I want to check the procedure before I do something truly terrible to the car or me... For reference, the engine is a standard 1600 Crossflow, with very little done to it. It was rebuilt a few years ago, it seems to run smoothly, but I get a lot of fumes from the oil cap. There's no fume recirculation system on the crank case - just a breather to atmosphere on the side of the block. My aim
  4. AlexSB

    Best battery for Crossflow

    Hi all - quick question. 1600 Crossflow - pretty much standard - 80-100hp. I'm having trouble starting and it's cranking really slowly, I suspect the battery may not be helping matters. Even in the past, when the battery has been fully charged and everything has been otherwise fine, it struggles to hold enough charge to get things going. I've attached photos of what I have now - it's a PowerVamp 25 racing battery. I believe, these racing batteries are lighter, but have a lower voltage than standard batteries. I've no interntion of taking it racin
  5. Ing bkerkhof

    Starter motor

    Good morning, I just bought my first westfield se with a 1700 crossflow engine. It had a large sticker on it from wscc so someone might know this car. Q78jtt. She will be registered in holland. I love it but i ran into the first issue,the starter motor is to low. At least the relais is currently the lowest point of the car, which is facing downward. I would love to find a starter motor with the relais facing upward. It will be closer to the exhaust manifold but it is heat wrapped so it shouldn't cause any issue. Does someone know which starter motor to use in my ca
  6. Brad Stone

    A Seven Tour (To Scotland!)

    Well, after a few beers in the pub at the start of April, it was decided that we should start scratching our itch to take the Westfields further a field than a weekend blat around the lake district. Destination - Scotland. Where in Scotland - Who Knew!! Date - 17th April and return sometime after the bank holiday weekend. @Bigchris092: 91 Westfield Seiw // 1660 Crossflow // Bike Carbs @Brad Stone: 06 Westfield Sei // 2.1 Ford Pinto // Weber 45s Joe Ashworth: Passenger & Media Extraordinaire (tech geek, who also likes road trips & motorbikes) Day 1: Manche
  7. I've a fairly unmolested Xflow 1600 which is kicking out a fair amount of fumes through the oil cap when warm. There's always a bit of blow by from cold, but once it's hot, there's sometimes a noticeable cloud that emerges from the front of the bonnet when stopped at lights. The car has no recirculation system for dealing with fumes in the rocker cover (it seems most recirculate from the breather back to the air filter?) so I had always expected a small amount of smoke, but this seems more serious. I've uploaded a video from today: https://youtu.be/4ThHeH
  8. Hi all. I'm a new Westie (SE, 1600) owner. And know now that I've a hundred annoying questions coming up in the coming months. I thought I'd start an 'is this normal for a Xflow' thread, so that any future newbie doesn't have to ask the same silly questions I do. My first daft question. I've just been out for my first proper run (and what a day for it!). A lovely drive and, even though not super quick having no power upgrades, great fun - I get the Xflow sound now! When I arrived, and was finding a parking space, I noticed that the oil pressure was dipping under '20' when idl
  9. Phil Nelson - Norfolk AO

    Back on the road after major restoration

    I purchased my 1990 Westfield last February as a (barely) running project with MOT. After a year long almost nut and bolt restoration (www.10-42.com/westfield) , which included a new stage 3 Crossflow engine, Type 9 gearbox, 3.54:1 CWP, drive shafts, coolant system, ignition system, alternator, starter, carburettor, water pump, battery, complete braking system, wheels, tyres, lights, instruments, carpets, repaint etc, it has passed it's MOT with no advisories! The reason for the post is that Manor Garage in Brundall, Norfolk were truly excellent and very Westfield friendly;
  10. Jürgen Dietrich

    Looking for a SE Narrow

    Hello My wife has one wish for christmas,she wants me to be in my workshop for a longer time Therefore it would be good to find a second Westie... Good condition,a nice project,a damaged Westie,or a driveable one... Best would be first registration before 1991 Best regards Jürgen
  11. Phil Nelson - Norfolk AO

    Ford Crossflow 711M 1600cc sump

    I know these are hard to find, but I am sick of beating on a 1300cc sump to get it to fit!
  12. Westfield SE Built as a track car but is road legal. Oz alloys, Corbeau seats, Willans 4 point harnesses, Momo steering wheel. Yokohama A008r tyres (tread is like that). Full spare (unused). Mileage 4600. Mechanic maintained. Original donor car registration plate. Always garaged. Never shunted. Racing spec chassis, 156bhp, rev limiter/change gear lights. 1600 Ford crossflow double valve spring head 711M block. Double twin choke 40 DCOE Weber carbs with K&N filters New rear wheel cylinders and brake shoes. New electronic ignition. New battery SO
  13. Phil Nelson - Norfolk AO

    CrossFlow 711M Sump rubbing on front crank web

    My 1600cc Crossflow 711M as fitted to the Westie had a heavy, cut and welded, baffled and very dented sump that didn't hold much oil. The oil strainer was also in a near vertical orientation, which I don't understand? Apart from that, the engine appears to be original on it's original crank bearings and bore. I have now had the engine completely rebuilt, but have come to fit a new rear bowl sump supposedly for the 711M engine but during the dry test fit and after turning the crank just a few degrees I could hear it was rubbing on the front crank web due to the fact that the new sump has a "tro
  14. 15th April 2018 - SOLD... End of an era... £4,500 for a 1992 registered Narrow Body Live Axle Ford Crossflow in navy blue 1,700 Twin Italian 40DCOE Webers, Kent 244 cam giving 90 wheel horsepower ONLY reason for sale is failing health…. Not man enough for a Xflow anymore… New springs and shocks, ‘new’ Type 3 gearbox, electronic ignition and new lights recently fitted. Body is scruffy and needs TLC on the gelcoat, there is no hand brake to speak of and the interior also needs some love. But the engine (and now gearbox) is a peach and that
  15. Simon Waterfall Syman84

    Dry sump parts Inc tanks All sold

    Right the realisation that no matter how much stuff I do to the mighty crossflow I can't compete with the 16v engines in the speed series. Don't worry the cars not for sale I'm just having a clear out. So I have for sale various dry sump parts that would make a good kit Will get some photos together later 3x crossflow/Lotus twin cam dry sump pumps.£100 each 2x dry sump pans 1of which has bracket for alternator if used on formula ford £80 each 2x oil tanks will get sizes. £50 each Mocal remote filter housing £30 Mocal inline oil temp housing £30 Burton ro
  16. garytipping

    Crossflow Exhaust Manifold (Sold)

    Hi, I have a genuine Westfield crossflow stainless steel exhaust manifold. Unfortunately I couldn't use it, or modify it to fit the pre-lit chassis. In good condition, but has been slightly modified by a previous owner, as shown in the photos. How does £25.00 + postage sound. Happy for it to be collected from Buckingham. cheers Gary
  17. I am new to the Forum - Hello - this may be apparent if I have failed to post this note correctly. I have joined on Trial Membership for 60 days, but hope that will turn into full membership soon. I am a long term car enthusiast, particularly classics, but have never owner a Westfield - the time has come I feel. I have driven them on the track a few times in my past, but never owned one. My other cars, in case this helps gauge my weird tastes are a '69 MGC, a Saxo VTS, a Riley Elf and my daily driver an Audi S3 - all are fun in their own way, but I feel the need for simple driving plea
  18. The replacement distributor that I fitted a year or so ago has self-destructed. It was a cheap part from eBay and the clasps never did hold the cap on properly... you only had to look at them for them to ping off. Anyway, the car wouldn't start a couple of weeks ago and the top of the distributor is now damaged beyond repair. I could replace like-for-like, but this time either hope for a better fitting part or drill, tap and bolt the cap on. But I am drawn to the promise of improved drivability that comes with a mappable ECU. I'm thinking now that I am going to bit the bullet and go distri
  19. 2001 Westfield SEW - 1700cc Crossflow Sold and gone! Westfield Chrome Yellow Configuration 711M Block bored and honed to 1700cc Piper BP285 “Ultimate road” Cam 1300 AE pistons high compression Type 18647 Vulcan maxiflow 2 Head, ported and for oversize seats and valves (inlet 41.3mm, outlet 34.9mm) Brise high torque starter motor Double value spring and cap set Twin Webber Burton power FP201A high pressure oil pump Burton Power FP280A aluminium breather / catch tank Cast aluminium baffled sump Aldon automotive non-vac-advance mag-trigger distributor(103FXYS) Lumenitium leads Toothed belt
  20. Hi there, I have a Westfield which I have re-built with my dad, unfortunately he passed away and was the person I would ask for engine bits, so here I am It was a racing westfield, with a tuned engine, it was then in a crash, and we bought it, and re-built it, so we could run it on the road. We have now pretty much replacing every part, I am having trouble with the engine losing power once I am out and running. After about 20mins of driving, I can be accelerating, and then the car starts to drop power instantly and splutters, then the power comes back, then it will drop again, needing t
  21. Wagoneer

    7SE - at last, it's arrived.

    After a bit of a wait for the right time to bring it home, here's my latest project. I'll let the pictures do the work. So, it's not been on the road a while and needs a wash! I got quite excited over the slot mags having never thought they'd work on a Westfield but I do rather like them. The car has a 1600cc crossflow with a twin choke carb, 4 speed 'box and a live axle. If anyone knows anything about it I'd love to know more.
  22. More of a post for the archives really!!!! For any and all staring down the barrel of £45 for a fancy alloy breather cap from Burton Power, or £7+p&p for that awful looking yellow one (which im convinced is deliberate to make you fork out for the alloy one). The filler cap for an Austin Maestro or Montego is EXACTLY the same fit, identical to the yellow one that Burton sell BUT in a nice neutral black colour. It's taken months of searching and researching, but I finally found an old forum post on a Maestro owners forum, where one single line mentioned it was the same as for
  23. THIS CAR HAS NOW BEEN SOLD Westfield SE Wide Body
  24. My crossflow powered Westy has been off the road for quite a number of years (8 years) after it became afflicted with a bogging down on acceleration problem (only when warm) and so many "recommended" people took so much money off me without actually fixing the problem (not to mention causing hidden damage to the car), that I was forced to take the car off the road. This year, finally in a well (enough) paid job and not hopping between redundancies, I finally have the cash to start getting this thing back in working order, i've decided to stay away from rip off merchants and basically repla
  25. Lyonspride

    Aldon / Lucas distributor for X-flow

    Greetings!! Whilst i'm rebuilding the carbs (waiting on a few parts), I decided to change the condenser on the distributor and also to dismantle and check/lube the advance. Can someone in the know, please tell me if this photo looks correct? (ignore the red splodges, it's grease) The red arrows point to the advance mechanism, the blue arrows/dots point to holes in the base of the dizzy at 12, 3, 6 and 9 oclock. Can anyone tell me if the mechanism should be lined up and bolted to the dizzy case? I didn't find any loose screws, im fairly confident it's "ok", but whe
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