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dfonseka_



Joined: 31 Aug 2017
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject: New young guy (from Vancouver) Reply with quote

Hello everyone!

My name is Daniel and I live near Vancouver (Fraser Valley).


At 16 years of age, I picked up my father's love of old English classics and since he has a 1966 Ford Cortina MK1, for my first car I bought a 1969 Ford Cortina 1600GT with the money I had saved. At first, the car was a good runner and didn't have rust (surprisingly) but the interior wasn't that great. However about a month after my purchase it spun a bearing and I had to rebuild the engine at my school's auto shop and did all the other details the car lacked. I tried to keep the car original. It might have been more convenient for a more powerful engine and maybe a 5 speed for a daily driver but I wanted to stay true to the originality of the car - and I liked the 1600 Kent engine. It has a lumpier cam and a bigger weber carb with bigger jets just to give it a little more grunt.

It ran very well for a while until a few days ago the transmission decided to give up and will need to be replaced soon.

I look forward to learning all about Cortina's and other English classics!





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zephyrgary



Joined: 03 Aug 2007
Posts: 764
Location: cave creek,az

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, I am the guy who responded to your ad and pointed you in this direction. Nice car you have there and I think we have seen it before. The licence plate rings a bell. There are lots of folks in this group with a lot on experience with these cars. Good to have a youngster join instead of all us old f*rts!
Gary
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dfonseka_



Joined: 31 Aug 2017
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't thank you enough for leading me here! Will be happy to learn more about these cars
Cheers!
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Langlia



Joined: 14 Dec 2015
Posts: 361
Location: Langley BC

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!

I'm the guy with the gearbox you've been texting.

I think the reason you guys remember the plate is because it was the MK1 Cortina in Red/Gold that was for sale with no Contact info?

What's the scoop on the MK1 in the driveway there?

I remember seeing this blue Cortina on Craigslist a while back, Good colour, was a very decent deal if I recall correctly too.
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Langlia



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Location: Langley BC

PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zephyrgary wrote:
Good to have a youngster join instead of all us old f*rts!
Gary


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dfonseka_



Joined: 31 Aug 2017
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes, the plate was off the Red/Gold Cortina. Basically my father was in search of a Cortina once he sold his Triumph Herald and a guy here in Mission had two MK1s - the red/gold and a white one. He only wanted to sell the red one but it was in very rough shape and was completely rotten. We sent it out to get the body done. However, he had to get rid of the white one as well and this one was in good shape already so we ended up with both of his cars. However the red one didn't end up being driven a whole lot so we had to sell it. So my dad is left with a white one.

The blue Cortina was a good deal. $3750 was what it was listed for. I had to jump on it.
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