If you are in to Classic Racing , or a V6 enthusiast or a Capri or TVR fan , chances are you’ve already heard of Ric Wood. He is one of the UK & Europe’s best V6 engine builders and has a large number of customers who compete in the classic racing scene. The expertise gained is hard won in the toughest of environments – the track.
The Ford V6 is a basic engine by modern standards and it has its problems when tuning for the track. However, Ric Wood Motorsport has years of experience with these engines which has lead to possibly the most advanced Ford Essex based V6 race engines you can acquire.
These engines are custom built according to your needs and budget. From modified road car engines with 200BHP suitable for road going Capri or TVR though to highly competitive classic car race engines with up to 400 BHP.
- G AA block stroked and bored to up to 4000cc
- Steel crankshaft.
- Steel or titanium rods.
- Arias race pistons.
- Dry sump system.
- Fabricated sump for added strength to block.
- Cylinder heads – Ric Wood’s own high port racing heads. Gas flowed and developed to produce 100 bhp per litre with total reliability.
- Custom designed inlet and exhaust manifolds.
- Titanium valves, ISKI springs and alloy retainers.
- Camshaft – custom made special high lift designed for our cylinder heads.
- Carb or computer controlled electronic mapped injection and ignition.
- Race transmissions and Differentials.
- Custom made rocker covers…
Our V6 race engines have an established reputation for performance and durability. For instance, our customer built cylinder heads have solved the heat-spot problems which plague tuning of these engines. Our in-house gas flow expertise has produced spectacular results. We firmly believe we have the best cylinder head design for Ford V6 Essex engines that can be bought anywhere. We use CNC engineering to produce exactly the results we promise. These dramatic improvements in inlet and exhaust flow, together with other performance parts such as custom made camshafts (built to our design) make the V6 a powerful, free revving and torquey engine. It is especially suitable for modern classic racing which is becoming very popular in the UK due to affordable cost and the competitive scene.
The V6 is also a popular road car engine. We can modify your existing engine to give a most pleasing road car engine. This can include CNC engineering to your own cylinder heads or a complete rebuild to your requirement and budget. We have full Rolling Road and Engine Dyno facilities for testing and tuning your engine in situ or on a test rig.
There are many options available to customers and we are very happy to discuss and advise on these engines.
Experience with the Capri goes beyond the engine department. Ric Wood has detailed experience on how to build and set up a competitive race car. His own 4.0 litre car (pictured above) is a championship winning car. Not only does it possess an engine capable of beating the opposition but the entire package is the making of a top-notch classic race car. This includes hard won secrets on how to make these cars actually handle on the track.
If you require advice on engine options or full race car build give Ric a call.