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raiders



Joined: 06 Jul 2011
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Location: Steinbach, Manitoba

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:39 pm    Post subject: from up in the great white north Reply with quote

I have been a member of the forum for around a year now and just decided to introduce myself. I am Alex and i live in Steinbach (Winnipeg), Manitoba, Canada. I am 16 and i own a 1970 Cortina. I got Tina a year ago on kijiji.ca and i have fallen in love with Brittish cars! my car doesnt run correctly yet but i know it will yet. it has 42,000miles on it and i plan on painting it next summer.
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raiders



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

posting pictures just isnt working right now but ill try again soon.
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canadianmk3



Joined: 24 Apr 2012
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Location: Langley, BC Canada

PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Alex!
I have a 1972 Cortina and Im 16, got the car when I was 12 for free.
Definetly have to get some pictures up, I love cortinas!
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well look at that. There may be a future for funny Brit cars after all. And it's in the frozen North. I know a lot of Brits emigrated to Canada, were either of you influenced by parents/grandparents auto choices?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah my dad had a 74 cortina a long time ago, but he isnt english, he is 5th generation canadian.
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raiders



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


theres one, my computer is slow but i managed to get this one on
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canadianmk3



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zephyrgary wrote:
Well look at that. There may be a future for funny Brit cars after all. And it's in the frozen North. I know a lot of Brits emigrated to Canada, were either of you influenced by parents/grandparents auto choices?
Gary


Kinda sorta... My grandparents came over in 1967, my dad was the first born Canadian in the family. My dad and grandad are both big Jaguar people but Ive had relatives that owned a few Cortinas in the past
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, it's in the genes then. You were powerless to resist.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, having the car given to you helps too Laughing
Otherwise I would have bought a Jag
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raiders



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



This is a picture of when I got it. It doesn't look much different yet.



This is what it looks like on both front wheel wells, rust free for the most part, completely paint still on the floor pans. You don't see that much from a car this age where I'm from.
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raiders



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a new set of slot rims on Tina now, she needed some jewlery...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks solid, but be sure to check the inner fenders around the strut mount, they are notorious for rotting
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm impressed by those rocker panels.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the strut mounts do have a bit of rust, but that is basically it for Tina.[/list]
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