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Bob_S



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Want to Introduce Myself Reply with quote

Hi All,
I just want to introduce Myself. I am new to this forum but I am not new to English Fords. Growing up My Dad had a 59 Prefect, A 63 Cortina with a 4 speed on the column and a 67 MKII Cortina. One of my older Brothers had a 66 MKI Cortina GT. My first car was a 3 year old 70 MKII Cortina GT.

Well I am in the process of buying a 69 MKII Deluxe and a 67 MKII GT race car. Plus a lot of extra parts ranging from engines, carbs, intakes, trans, front struts with spring and brakes, brake drums axles some sheet metal etc.

The cars are pretty much rust free, There are a few spots of surface rust but nothing to talk about. The car have not been driven since the mid 80's, so the mechanicals will need going through. The race car will probably go up for sale next year after I get it running.

So that's my story in a nut shell,
Bob
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angliagt



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome,where are you located?
It helps a lot if you update your profile.

- Doug
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Joined: 03 May 2007
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Location: Olympia, Washington

PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Bob. Which side of the pond did you grow up on? It would be pretty unusual to have these many EnFos in your family tree grwoing up in the States. A less unusual in Canada.

Michael
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Bob_S



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Michael & Doug,

I grew up and presently live in Michigan. What can I say my family was different. We had a station wagon to haul the family around (6 boys) and then Dad loved Engilish Ford to drive back and forth to work. They were fun to drive.

We also had a 64 Lotus Elan, 74 Capri, 2 80 Fiesta's and Datsun 260Z in the family. Presently I am helping my younger brother restore a 69 Elan and while looking for a good second gear we ran across these Cortinas and parts.
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Bob_S



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi All,
Just wanted to post some pictures.






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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum, from another mid-westerner!

-James
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob,

Great personal story. All the best with your new tresures. Please keep us posted.

Michael
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob -

I like that shade of green - factory color? I am also jealous - all the 'Tinas I stumble over are 4 doors.


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66gt



Joined: 12 Aug 2008
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Location: Ferndale,WA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Bob,

Welcome to the forum!!!

Steve
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Bob_S



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Andrew,
Yes that is a factor green color. The inside of the trunk is that color and it looks like it just left the factory. It is funny that you only come across 4 doors. All of the Cortinas in my family have been 2 doors.

We are planning to bring the cars home this weekend if we don't get to much snow.

Steve, Micheal and all ,
Thanks for the warm Welcome!
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