There we go my new tilt bed trailer the beauty, for transporting XOO and any other car when needed. First job will be to collect XOO from Surface Processing after the dip and strip, any day now.
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so we went to put my new parcel shelf in today , here it is laid on the upturned original one - anyone spot a problem ?
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Want to find out more about the Ford Machinists' strike in 1968? With some artistic licence, this portrays the events surrounding the impact on the launch of the MkII Cortina of the girls strike for equal pay for women . This ultimately led to Equal Pay being ratified - after a further strike. A great cast and production crew give this little slice of history a wonderful feel-good factor. So, if you're free, and not too far away, why not come along to the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell and have - in the words of potty-mouth Beryl the machinist - an effin' good evening.
Hi all I need some help locating the arm thing and can anyone tell me what it's called also what the brackets are called I'm pointing too many thanks Trish
Alright everyone I know these cars are prone to rust and I don t mind... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Alright everyone. I know these cars are prone to rust, and I don't mind replacing the floorpans (I was planning on it). My question is, how bad does that crossmember below the floor look, and how structural does this look from your opinions. Sorry for the poor quality.
anyone got a mint alloy cap for clutch master cylinder for a 1970 1600e for... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
anyone got a mint alloy cap for clutch master cylinder for a 1970 1600e for sale
On its temporary wheels for now but it's a rolling shell just needs clothing now
What's the best way of removing the front wing without buggering it? Been braised on in the past and patched underneath probably hiding some nice rot
Graham Orchard I have coated my tank with this product, I have left a coat in the bottom of the tin , about half a mm thick, I have half filled with petrol, now we will see what happens
£200 investment and I'm doing my own powder coating,
As I've been training this week I was able to skive off early today so spent an hour or so in the garage. I'd forgotten about one bit of grot in the headlamp panel so cut out, patch made, sparky sparky then grindy grindy and job done. Screwed both headlamp panels on to the car to check fit. Still need to screw the valance to the wings but looking good so far.
One thing I'm not happy with is the curve of the bonnet is not the same as the curve on the driver side wing. It had a flat spot in it towards the front so I have been trying to bend it back by jamming a bit of wood between the bonnet and innerwing, and then pushing down on the bonnet. Getting better but not perfect yet....Phil
Block and head back.
Block was well worn so had to go out to +90 on the bores.
Head now has hardened seats so happy days
Anyone got a couple of Rostyle centre caps for sale .
D1's all done ready for new rubber
Here are a few photos of XOO as it has just come out of the strip process and washed off ready for me to collect. I cant wait to see it but Phil at surface processing tells me there is nothing to overly concern me about its condition, and the things I know about being the tool well under the battery tray, that I already have and will replace, and the front of the sill under the N/S/F wing.
Happy days, other than I cant pick it up until next week as I'm in Spain tomorrow until Tuesday for a bit of winter sun. Cant wait.
Many Thanks to Phil and his team at Surface Processing in Dudley.
Hi guys what's the difference between cortina mk2 1600e
Sereis 1 and 2
Heard there when a different in length
Correct me if am wrong.
Been corresponding with Ex pressed steel panels for some replacement body... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Been corresponding with Ex-pressed steel panels for some replacement body panels. They quoted me for some things (nice that they will ship to the USA), and politely informed me that it was an 11 month wait. Really? Ouch.
Members on here
Mk2 cortina mk2 1600e
Anyone need some tail light lens
Also front indecators units for spares only on them as all clear outer lens have cracks.
Anyone need headlight crome rings theses are good, shinny??
A will be selling a one set of headlight bowl s
Good condition. If anyone wants a set.
1600e steering wheel needs new leather cover
Sereis 2 handbrake
Front grill blue badge
Before parts go eBay.
Parts are in south West Scotland
Will post everything
Any parts need pm on price s
Hey guys has anyone run a modified 1600 on 40DHLA s If so could anyone... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Hey guys, has anyone run a modified 1600 on 40DHLA's? If so could anyone recommend the correct jets? Mine will be running on a high compression 1700cc with a Kent 234 cam. Thanks guys. Even a good starting point would be great.
My mostly repaired headlamp panel still needed the frilly part where the headlamp sits repaired. So to avoid trying to make the panel with the big circle with a return lip (probably beyond my capabilities) I took one mangled mk1 escort front panel. Not mangled by me but I'd be fibbing if I said I hadn't mangled a few in my time. I then cut off the headlamp panel and removed the bit I needed. I then welded it in to the cortina panel and dressed the welds. Just need to drill 1 hole and it's job done. Ciao...Phil
Hi all I have a mk1 and have fitted a zetec 2 ltr complete with omex fuel... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Hi all . I have a mk1 and have fitted a zetec 2 ltr complete with omex fuel injection. It's great in the lanes and around town but 65mph and more and it gets pretty uncomfortable. I'm guessing I need to uprate the rear diff to change the gearing for a more comfortable motorway ride. Can anyone offer any advice or suggestions please ?
Hi folks, just found these pics in my dads photo albums. This is his gold Ford Cortina, approx 1984.
Cortina Mkll Owners Club updated the description of the group Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club. — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
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Purchased this as a Cortina GT wheel. The splines do not fit onto my column. Is this a USA thing?
Engine was coming out but ram failed on engine crane leaving no option but to... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Engine was coming out but ram failed on engine crane leaving no option but to leave balanced on slam panel and cross member. On the upside, don't need to worry about draining gearbox as its done it itself through tail shaft, not looking forward to laying in it to work underneath.
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This is a scam - report it to ebay
Hi guys I'm looking for a Dunlop D1 center cap in reasonable condition if possible.
At a push thought maybe someone may have one on a shelf or in a box somewhere cash waiting.
Bought a set of 4 D1 wheels and only got 3 center caps.
Hey guys, how do these gauges come out?
Some more baby steps today. Cut and rewelded the rear of the passenger wing as It tapered over to the door. It was also high at this point so I did the same to where it mounts on the inner wing. Played some more with the panel gaps. I've opened them up a bit. Also started repairing my other NOS headlamp panel. Well it was NOS when I got it in 1991. Bit worse for wear now. All the periphery is repaired but the centre where the lamp goes is very frilly. Tried filling the grotty bits with weld but it's crap, but had an epiphany just now whilst going to get a bottle of red. I'm going to weld in a but of a mk1 escort panel as it's the same except one hole is missing. Until next time...Phil
So , round terminal batteries , do they look so out of place in a Mk2 ? This things 42a/h so packs a bit of a punch for a small un' !
Went to my mums today and she has been looking through photos and found these — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Went to my mums today and she has been looking through photos and found these. This was my first car at 17 a MK1 Cortina 1200 which as you can see I fitted MK2 Twin Cam engine, 2000E gearbox and diff all from a scrapped MK2 Lotus that had sustained heavy accident damage this was in 1974. I also fitted the MK1 GT gauges I bought from the same scrap yard.
Also my Suzuki GT250 M model and was green and white which I still had whilst doing the Cortina. Happy days I paid £100 for the lotus bits what a bargain.
Here is XOO waiting patiently for its turn in the acid bath at Surface... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Here is XOO waiting patiently for its turn in the acid bath at Surface Processing in Dudley.
Looking for a rotisserie suitable for cortina mk2
Today's jobs. Cut the mounting flange off the driver wing and welded on a new one. The gap between wing and bonnet has opened up a bit now though. Not an issue as it was only 3mm to start with and I need to open all the gaps up as they are to tight. The doors are nearly touching the wings when they open and that's without paint. Had my helicoil kit so I repaired the buggered thread in the top hinge mount. Also the good hinge i found this week was the wrong one so made a good one out of 2 - redrilled, with an 8mm bolt used as a hinge pin. Works a treat. Thanks to Andrew Guile I could fit the passenger door as the nuts he kindly donated arrived
Well after chasing this MK2 for 2 years i finally have it home Had a 4 hour... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Well after chasing this MK2 for 2 years i finally have it home. Had a 4 hour round trip to pick it up Today.. Rich.
Greetings from California. I caught this proper GT in Novato just a few miles from my home town.
Front screen plastic chrome trim fitted
Whoop whoop it's in finally and I did it on my own lol
I have a pair of these A post repair panels ready to go. No one else makes these. Copied from a nos genuine panel with CNC cut profiles.
£80 plus 3.00 post
With a 5.00am start, here's XOO with all its panels and a few additional ones I intend to keep for spares, like extra Bonnett and Boot lid, delivered this morning at 7.45am. Fingers crossed no shocks from the strip. I am aware of the tool well corrosion , the bottom of the NSF wing corrosion were it joins the sill and I am awre that it has supposed to have had two wheel arches put on it before I bought it.
Will be ready approx first week in March. The shell will come back in white metal to do a few jobs, all the panels will come back in the electropheretic primer.
Look after it Surface Processing and roll on three weeks time, I cant wait to see it stripped down to white metal.
There she is, XOO with the two boot lids, one a NOS, loaded on the trailer and ready for tomorrows trip to surface processing for the dip and strip process.
With the X5 fully loaded with the two NOS doors, three bonnets one a NOS, two bonnet and boot hinges, and the air filter box.
The panels will be full imersion electrophetic primed and the shell will come back in white metal for the few repairs I need to do, then the shell will be returned for the full imersion electrophetc priming process.
So when it is all done I will be approx £3,500 lighter, but will be well worth it.
Right Chaps who has fitted East Kent trim front screen rubbers what s the trick... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Right Chaps who has fitted East Kent trim front screen rubbers what's the trick to getting them in tried 3 times pulling cord from center top then center bottom 2 won't go any where near.
S2 screen S2 car.
I'm scratching my head now I've got spelks in my fingers hahaha
Late start in work today. Bored of watching car repeats on discovery so decided to go out the garage for an hour. Thought I'd fit the doors and wings to see if the gaps are anywhere near. Driver side ok except the wing around the scuttle sits a little low due to where it mounts on to the wing rail tapers. I'll slice and wedge a bit in to match the other wing. Couldn't secure other door as the nuts I have are completely rounded so need new, but found a top hinge that only has a tiny bit of play instead of 5mm play. Problem is the captive nut in the door has a stripped thread so will need to be helicoiled
Good morning Ford folk Although still not able to start my resto I am still... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Good morning Ford folk. Although still not able to start my resto I am still collecting tools and parts.
WELDING, I have a nice little TIG set but what about MIG? Any recommendations as to amperage/ make/ model/gas/gasless etc that won't break the bank?
I am on the Committee of Crowthorne Musical Players and we are performing Made... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
I am on the Committee of Crowthorne Musical Players, and we are performing Made in Dagenham at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell from the 14th to the 18th March. This message is dual-purpose. We would like to advertise this show, which portrays a milestone in the rights of women, equal pay, and the launch of the Cortina MkII. Also, we would like to find out if anyone with a MkII in our area would be prepared to allow a number of the cast to be photographed with the car for publicity purposes. We would of course acknowledge the assistance of the owner and this group in our programme for the show.
6 hours later Craig Watton.
Now I know why all the guys get trimmers to do this job.
Still not quite there a little bit of nip and tuck and it will be right
Sooooooooo petrol tank sealers the 2K mixed it up and pour it in types to help... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Sooooooooo, petrol tank sealers - the 2K mixed it up and pour it in types to help guard against rust and the damage that ethanol can do. Some people seem to swear by them, others swearing at them.
Oh my days look what I ve just bought and paid for It s described as mint good... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Oh my days, look what I've just bought and paid for. It's described as mint good enough for concourse. A lot of money I know, but the only part I have never had, not even a knackered one.
Is this group having a club stand at classic ford this year Admin I have a car... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Is this group having a club stand at classic ford this year ???? Admin I have a car for your stand
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Anybody used East Kent windscreen rubbers lately ? Does it fit Series One as well as series 2 screens ?
Just off to another car show
has anyone got or can tell me that the clubs got a new 1500 pre engaged export... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
has anyone got or can tell me that the clubs got a new 1500 pre engaged export model starter motor i can buy
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What do you think about the panel gaps on this one?
Right very silly question here Am I missing something out Everything is... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Right, very silly question here. Am I missing something out? Everything is tightened down but there's still a gap between the top of the spring and the spring seat (they are lowered springs) when I fit them to the vehicle do I just rely on the vehicle weight to compress it or what?
Well this what i have been up to over the Christmas Break.. As promised Graham Orchard. I finally got my Aussie 2 door Mk 2 Cortina to the paint shop. Only been 8 years in the making. Almost made it last year but failed . So it was repaint or bust this time round. Here is a couple of pic's that i took when i rolled up at my Mates shop on 12th December .I had spare doors , boot lid which i sorted during the year. This is my daily driver and since i moved here 9 years ago its been in constant service. More to follow, RIch
Dash repaired and painted fingers crossed it stays on the vynal ok
I need the rubber cap for the throttle linkage in the bulk head any ideas Guys2 — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
I need the rubber cap for the throttle linkage in the bulk head any ideas Guys2
By Saturday I will have a scratch free Tina E
Spot welded the bonnet support part on to my NOS bonnet today. A simple but vital bit of the job. The weld through primer is just to stop surface corrosion before it goes for the dip and strip.
Rear quarter light trims repaired
Just a question I've recently acquired a cross flow engine 711m
After stripping it for inspection it has a big valve head double cam chains and adjustable cam pulley.
I've took the rear cover off to look at the camshaft no and it's KG3FY !!
Would anyone know what camshaft that would be. And also 090 on Pistons
Few shots of it before it gets covered back up
Block and head off to the machine shop.
Unleaded conversion for the head and bores honed on the block
Hi folks as you may know I m on with the restoration of XOO my Cortina Lotus... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Hi folks as you may know I'm on with the restoration of XOO my Cortina Lotus MK2 S1 and am after canvasing some opinion or advice.
As we all know the battery on a Lotus is located in the boot. My main battery cable comes from the solenoid, under the car via the gearbox tunnel, then in to the car via a hole under the rear seat.
I have never liked this idea as it is very close to the seat frame when I tested it the otherday. And my concern is shaffing and earthing out on the seat frame, which could cause a fire.
My first thought was to put a bulkhead connector in the floor but that is just as close to the seat.
My second thought is to route it under the car and enter the boot somewhere near the battery. This does not look easy either, due to having to get over the chassis leg to get near the battery carrier.
My question is therefore.
Has anyone relocated the main battery lead, as I have suggested away from the entry point under the rear seat? As I'm thinking the rally boys in particular may have done. Some pictures would be good if anyone has.
Many thanks for you time.
A Ford advert in Malta during the 60's
Another job out of the way badge center removed from an old plastic center and fixed into an aluminium turned one
About to finally start on this thing has been sitting in my shed for the pass 10 years
After a lovely morning shopping with the wife and kids ( why do kids always need shoes???), I managed to get a couple of hours on the Cortina. Removed steering column, pedal box, throttle and umbrella handbrake so i could start removing the black paint from the bulkhead. Expected to find some nasties round the heater bowl but other than some pitting it was all in good shape. The inner wing seam to bulk head had expanded and once "massaged" with a hammer and screwdriver holes appeared. Rot has been cut out and shall be replaced tomorrow. Also a photo of the holes drilled in the chassis rail where the PO had attached the anti roll bar mounts with M8 stud bar and had been driving it around. It obviously took him a few goes to get the upgrade right. The steering box plate is also dead...Phil
XOO S2 to S1 door conversion done and now sat patiently waiting to go to be dipped & stripped a week next Wednesday, cant wait to see what it comes back like, fingers crossed.
More loft hunding. I forgot I had bought most of these like this is the third airfilter pipe i have found. And look at the door latches. The rev counter white loop wire, the new front grill badges and correct red new clutch pipe.then the NOS gear leaver gaitor, ignition switch more key barrels, rear wheel cylinder covers, track rod ends and more bumper irons. Look at the billet aluminium steering wheel centre I bought a few years ago.
The little bearings are for the carbs and are throttle spindle bearings.
I found the old top hose for the rad.
Another suprise was that when I was doing the S2 to S1 conversion of the NOS door i did not realise that they both came with new check straps so well happy on that count as they are a mare to find. All in all a great day in the man cave.
Just seen this on another group.
Mk2 cortina ignition Switch and matching correct Key.
Before it goes on ebay
*****SPECIAL MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS*****
Due to a death in the family, please DO NOT phone club spares man Rod Smith over the next few weeks.
Rod tells me that he can deal with email enquiries but please understand that there may be delays in responding at this sad time.
Mk2 1500 Super shell £500 ono needs only a couple of tiny repairs
Cortina mk2 1600e diff done 76,000 miles 3.89.
Good for age £200 posted
Half shaft cortina mk2 1600e £55 posted
Axe caseing cortina mk2 1600e good for age
Front crossmenber mk2 1600e good for age
Scuttle grill cortina mk2 1600e good for age
Wiper linkage cortina mk2 1600e with fitting
To hold wiper links to car thu scuttle corners
Etc.working fine when removed £65 posted
Cortina mk2 1600e Rear Tramp bars need old bushed taken out of them
Cortina mk2 1600e bonnet stay good for age
Cortina mk2 1600e Rad support panel s
Cut of shell solid for age £45. Posted
Parts are in south West Scotland.
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http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/5970286488.h tml Graham Orchard have a look at the chassis plate, do you have trim codes and paint codes for this one, cant see anything in our books
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I'd buy this but I have a new one hard to find badge
Went loft hunting at my sons house for the parts for XOO Cortina filling the X5.
Some nice surprises and one I forgot about completely, that I had all the air filter bits including the bakalite part. I must of bought this 20 years ago as it definately did not come with the car as it had K&N's on it. Some other NOS items like the headlamp surrounds and indicators, new door handles, boot locks with two new keys in each which I will obviously have to recode to the same key, bonnet latch, plus loads of others stuff.
Just look at that dash top you wont find many better than that and even found the NOS rubber trim for the bulkhead under the bonnet which is only on the series one, the new clutch slave cylinder, New No plate light, new prop centre mountings. Then there is my spare wheel cover with the pocket for the jack and tools. Then came across the original washer bottle and bracket just need to find the top which I'm sure is in one of the other boxes I have yet to recover from the loft.
Oh the joy, I was like a kid with a new toy especially when I found the air filter Bakelite, I feel like I have just saved myself a fortune, and my enthusiasm jumped to new heights.
Some parts for sale
Mk2 cortina 1600e bubble drain plastic drain pipe some marks as u can expect for age £20 posted
Mk2 cortina Sereis 2 rear fuel tank neck with overflow pipe £35 posted
Cortina mk2 1600e Rear tail lights pair.
Good for age
Complete with crome surrounding
Cortina mk2 tailgate been bare metal and red Bonda add solid condition
£85 post by parcel force 48 hr delivery.
Cortina mk2 1600e Rear axe caseing good for age £60 posted
Crossflow dyno working fine when removed
Parts location s/w Scotland
theres a new mk2 sleeper on the streets in kent, i am posting this with the owners permission, he may be joining the club soon, heres the owners words & pics from the rods & sods forum...
hi all, this is what i bought after i sold the zephyr to our ashley.
it's a 2 door mk2 cortina, never welded with a 302/c4 fitted. it's just in from south africa, i'm the first reg'd uk keeper. steve, the guy i got it from just north of nottingham had gone to s/africa to buy a gp4 rally mk2 escort and ended up buying this cortina and a very 70's custom triumph spitfire his plan was once the other 2 were sold he'd covered the shipping etc on his escort.
so to the car. it came with the soppy (but popular out there) 17" wheels but also a full set of 1600e rostyles with new tyres ready to fit so that's ok for now. the inside is retrimmed stock in dark red with the addition of black piping and a 1600e steering wheel. the dash top has overheated andhas been painted with some weird lumpy stuff. i've bought a leather fitted cover/skin to sort that out. it has what looks like a stock auto tunnel and a factory ford auto shifter. under the bonnet the bulkhead is stock, uncut with just a little trim of the slam panel for radiator clearance. the 302 is rebuilt stock with factory ally 4 barrel inlet and a holley carb. the c4 box is rebuilt to perana spec and the rear axle is from a perana capri with a 2.9 ratio.
first to do is the dash top cover and straighten the steering wheel inside. next swap the steering box for a rack to improve the feel and lightness and better/bigger front brakes. the wiring will be moved under the inner wings and the engine bay painted as it's original paint there still from the wiring loom down. the wheels may change, i'm not certain for what but....
the cast manifolds will be replaced with some headers i'll make along with a quiet dual exhaust and maybe electric cutouts too. it currently has a very quiet single exhaust that's a bit restrictive so ought to go.
here's some pics as is now.
Another day in the garage. At some point someone tried to remove the gearbox without removing the stick. They then attacked the tunnel with a blunt axe to aid removal. Now all repaired and new holes drilled for the gater retainer. Next up I sliced the front of both wings as they tapered in and touched the bonnet. Next I repaired the rust on the front of the driver wing. I then decided to remove the rear view mirror. 1st bolt came out ok. Next one had to be drilled. I now need to remove the bolt
Another hour today on XOO 869F.
I exposed a bit more of the second area of the old tin worm I was aware of, at the bottom of the N/S/F wing. This was were I could see the joint with the sill and the bottom of the wing had swollen and opened up the gap between the wing and sill. At least the hole in the front of the sill will aid the sill draining when it is dipped and stripped LOL.
On a more serious note I will leave this section now until it comes back from being stripped so I can see the spot weld's easier making the repair required more understandable.
Hi Everyone, This is how Amazing this Cortina forum is,
most don't know I'm an ex pat,living in canada,I've had my share of 1600Es including a rare 2 door, I put a want ad up for a front Slam panel up for my brothers 16E in Glasgow, within 2 -3 hrs I had a pair of repair sections sorted , thanks to David Stewart, Gary Fearnley
For introducing me to Stuart Bird, 2 days later my brothers repair sections for slam panel arrived in glasgow, and fitted perfectly
Thanks everyone! And thanks stuart for the super quick service
But the best thing is while asking around my limited sources here in Niagara Falls Canada for the parts I came across the guy who bought my 1600E 2 door 15 yrs ago,
( he has 7 Cortinas) mostly GTs and one Wagon all in poor shape
he never registered or drove my car, and it's been in his garage ever since, watch this space I'm going to see it in March when he can get it out the garage :)
Servo mounted Justin Bonnici
i found these paint codes for cortina s on google so i don t know how accurate... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
i found these paint codes for cortina's on google so i don't know how accurate they are .
Paint Code Color Number
A Savoy Black 9000
AZ Imperial Maroon 50585
BA/AB Ermine White 8294
BC Lime Green 42855
BH Caribbean Turquoise 12418
BL Ascot Grey 32166
BM Windsor Grey 32165
BP Panama Yellow 81334
BR Goodwood Green 42936
BS Monaco Red 71245
BT Aqua Blue 12692
BU Platinum Grey 32420
BY Light Blue 12949
BZ Spruce Green 43332
CA Sable 22641
CB Midnight Blue 13127
CD Lombard Grey 32519
CF Alcuda Blue 13176
CG Malibu Gold 22641
CN Velvet Blue 13258
CH Purbeck Grey 32567
CJ Lagoon 13259
CL Black Cherry 50736
CM Alpine Green 71908
CP Seafoam Blue 13257
CU/CV Dragon Red 71556
AQ Aubergine 8294
BJ/CW Anchor Blue 13659
BN Red 71794
BV Beige 23263
M Ambassador Blue 11830
A5 Aquatic Jade 44108
CG Light Blue 22641
CR Light Green 44107
A6 Saluki Bronze 22873
B4 Amber Gold 23264
B5 Fern Green 44106
Collected my first new panel to deal with the rust I knew about. Will leave it until it has been dipped and all white metal to replace it, as it will make finding all the spot welds easier.
Well done Express Panels for having it in stock and lucky me it was discounted from £155 to £107 including VAT. It looks like a good panel to fit.
First time touching the car since before Christmas. Rear tub strengtheners are on. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice I've welded them on in slightly different places. I would like to give a good technical explanation as to why this is, but I just ballsed it up. I also spent another hour of my live grinding down the spot welds on the bottom of the driver side sill. That has to be the most boring job in the world but both are now done. No limbs damaged today. Full PPE worn. ☺
I had my car acid dipped recently, generally very pleased, however on opening the front of the chassis up I have found a lot of debris, it's mainly white powder, but a lot of black lumps, it doesn't bother me as its dry,but I intend to take the rear valance off to expose the rear of the chassis and then flush it through, I will then fill it up with wax oil,
Update on the stripping of XOO 869F.
Not much done to day other than finding all the smaller items for the dip and stripping, must be careful that I dont send anything other than steel items so checked them all with a magnet. I found the bonnet hinges I bought about 15 years ago in really good order.
I had a good look over the shell today for signs of corrosion and as I thought just the two areas of concern.
One being the bottom of the N/S/F wing as it looks like a bit of corrosion has forces the bottom of the wing open and made a slight gap, the photo with the bit of red in the photo shows it, so will definately need work there.
Two being a hole right next to the drain hole in the boot where the battery sits on top of its carrier, in a standard car this is the tool well. I suppose this area is due to acid fumes from the battery.
Fingers crossed nothing else is found when it is stripped.
anyone fitted the rx8 gearbox inside a mk2 tunnel it looks a small box in... — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
anyone fitted the rx8 gearbox inside a mk2 tunnel it looks a small box in diameter.
Another 2 hours in the man cave with XOO 869F. Took it off the rollover jig and just for you Andrew Guile I took the boot hinges and springs off. Was feeling a little tired after the weekend and last night. Tomorrows job is to convert one of my NOS doors from a S2 to a S1 door.
Another one cos I can lol
Finally got paint on my old GTE over Xmas, now for the fun job of assembly !
Another productive four and a half hours on my Cortina Lotus XOO 869F last night till 10.30pm.
Removed all the remaining parts off it and couldnt resist setting up the Colin Ginn roll over jig ready for its return from the stripping process. Just a few rust issues im aware of so fingers crossed there are no major surprises.
Also What a great piece of kit the Colin Ginn designed and made jig is absolutely brilliand so if anyone needs one spend the money on a proper one from Colin.
Anyone have this piece for sale needed asap
Wanted to buy 2 Headlamp Panels for series 1 1600E
Shipping would be to Glasgow,
Andrew Guile shared a link to the group: Ford Cortina MkII Owners Club. — Ford Cortina MkII Owners Forum
Very good price for 2dr pair of door rubbers