Despite being over 40 years old, the Ford ‘Essex’ 3.0 V6 is still a popular and potent engine for classic Fords, kit cars and rods alike.

Unfortunately, age also brings with it the problem of OEM parts becoming NLA; one such part is the carburettor ‘W’ plate which is essential to ensure the fuel / air mixture is evenly distributed to all six cylinders.

For quite some time owners have had little option but to source second-hand ‘W’ plates, but now Webcon has come to the rescue with a faithful reproduction of the original part. The Webcon ‘W’ plate has the benefit of being made from modern materials which ensures far superior heat insulation; there is also the additional advantage of having been manufactured to Webcon’s legendary quality standards.

The Webcon ‘W’ plate is available as part number is 9990388200 and retails at £99.65 plus VAT.

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