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  Topic: Making the steering feel more precise in a mk1
RS.Escort

Replies: 12
Views: 3692

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:44 am   Subject: Making the steering feel more precise in a mk1
I used Volvo 240 strut tops and drilled and slotted the holes to give some negative camber.. Worked just fine..
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:54 pm   Subject: Miata into Cortina
No I sold the Escort a few years ago to a fellow in the US.. Peter s something.. Long gone..

I am selling my Super 7 next after the Cortina, then my GTO..

My plan is to buy an Elise.. They are ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 3:47 pm   Subject: Miata into Cortina
LOL.. I shot him a note..
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:22 pm   Subject: Miata into Cortina
Lol isn't it always the way.. I got an acceptable offer on the car from someone in the States.. I took the ad off for now for that reason and to get the driveshaft balanced..

The offer is good but ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:02 am   Subject: Miata into Cortina
Yes it is.. I only just got it on the road though, and I have some things to sort out.. I had a custom drive shaft made for it and it has a vibration, so I have to take it out and have them look at it ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2016 10:44 am   Subject: Miata into Cortina
Cool.. Motor is in and the hoses and exhaust are sorted.. It's a bit of a snake going from the rear of the motor to the rad but turned out looking just fine.. One benefit of this engine is that it's ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:40 pm   Subject: Miata into Cortina
So on it goes..

This is the oil pan mod.. Using the pan from the FWD Mercury Capri..


http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/userpix/143_oilpan_1.jpg


I had to cut off the back of the pan.. I also ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:36 am   Subject: Miata into Cortina
Hi Brent.. I got the manifold from Endo at gxrbt1_ju3256sdza@members.ebay.com

He normally deals with Datsun stuff but he was the only vendor I found who dealt with Harada Shokai who make the manifo ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 2:56 pm   Subject: Miata into Cortina
Yes the B engines are quite ugly with the injection for sure.. The front mounted thermostat housing is ugly too so I moved that to the rear of the head..

It will cause some head scratching when pe ...
  Topic: Miata into Cortina
RS.Escort

Replies: 17
Views: 4461

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:30 am   Subject: Miata into Cortina
Well onto bigger and better things.. The Pinto in my Mk1 pulls well, but it's getting tired.. Thought about a few options but a neat one presented it's self when my wife's Miata finally rusted away.. ...
  Topic: MK 1 Cortina GT rack and pinion conversion
RS.Escort

Replies: 3
Views: 2496

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:36 am   Subject: MK 1 Cortina GT rack and pinion conversion
Yea I thought about that that too, but Capri stuff is even harder to find than Pinto or Mustang ll.. I'll need to figure something out also because the Miata motor I'm using for my MK1 is rear sump as ...
  Topic: MK 1 Cortina GT rack and pinion conversion
RS.Escort

Replies: 3
Views: 2496

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:03 pm   Subject: MK 1 Cortina GT rack and pinion conversion
Ha ha probably way too late but how about a pinto or Mustang ll front crossmember.. Mark
  Topic: need datum sheet/specs for MK1 Cortina wagon
RS.Escort

Replies: 14
Views: 9824

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:03 am   Subject: need datum sheet/specs for MK1 Cortina wagon
Hey Doug.. I just got back on the wagon and ran into an issue.. I flipped the car upside down to clean up some floor welds, and checked my datum.. Absolutely spot on top and bottom.. Quite happy about ...
  Topic: need datum sheet/specs for MK1 Cortina wagon
RS.Escort

Replies: 14
Views: 9824

PostForum: Technical Discussion   Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:16 am   Subject: need datum sheet/specs for MK1 Cortina wagon
OMG! I was just talking to Doug last night and looking here I hadn't realized it's been 6 years since I started this estate repair.. Car is all one piece and all the metal work is done now so I will t ...
  Topic: Some of Mark's cars from the frozen north!
RS.Escort

Replies: 29
Views: 26531

PostForum: Readers Rides   Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:40 pm   Subject: Some of Mark's cars from the frozen north!
Wow long time no talk to.. The Honda looks good in there! The pinto rear is not bad but too wide as is.. you can build a cage and go independant which would be awesome, but major surgery.. My choice w ...
 
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