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by Dave A
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Cortina MK1 fuel sender.
Replies: 34
Views: 9744

ground is what makes the guage go up. run a temporary ground right to the sender body itself not just the tank to verify the issue. also disconnect the wire at the sender, ground it and turn on the key the guage should go to full. do not leave connected to ground for more than the time it takes to d...
by Dave A
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Cortina MK1 fuel sender.
Replies: 34
Views: 9744

ground is what makes the guage go up. run a temporary ground right to the sender body itself not just the tank to verify the issue. also disconnect the wire at the sender, ground it and turn on the key the guage should go to full. do not leave connected to ground for more than the time it takes to d...
by Dave A
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: steering linkage ???
Replies: 21
Views: 20383

70CortinaGT wrote:I got vented disc's for a Cortina on EBay . Also , '87 Nissan Maxima rear strut inserts work very well ...
These Maxima rear strut inserts-Is that with the rubber top type mounts or the roller tops?
by Dave A
Mon Nov 23, 2009 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Cortina Mk2 GT lowered suspension
Replies: 4
Views: 5199

Installing Capri top strut mounts should drop the front suspension by about an inch. They should bolt right in provided your not running the roller bearing type strut mount.
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: steering linkage ???
Replies: 21
Views: 20383

Yes they are the same bushings on the pitman arm as the idler arm. The ones on the pitman arm tend to wear out quicker than the idler ones. While apart, make sure the pitman and idler shaft is smooth. If rusty make sure you sand rust off before replacing the bushings. Lube bushings with a light grea...
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 72 cortina restoration begining to eventuall completion
Replies: 36
Views: 25532

Very nice!!!!! You should be well pleased with that. Glad to see you getting on with it.
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 8516

Oh , only 7 I don't think you have pics of all 7 on here do you? I remember seeing the Green Lotus, Fern green GT, the white V8, a white 2 door and a white one needing restoration/parts car with a cragar wheel on the front. What other ones do you have? You didn't buy that nice tan colored one out o...
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated - Cortina Clutch!
Replies: 7
Views: 6599

You can also look up under the dash and make sure brake fluid is not leaking out around the push rod boot. There is basically one main seal in the master and if it isn't doing it's job properly, the fluid will leak by the seal and out the back of the master instead of being forced down the line towa...
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frustrated - Cortina Clutch!
Replies: 7
Views: 6599

I used to have great difficulty with bleeding these until I discovered how to reverse bleed it on the car. It's easier to force air bubbles uphill than it is downhill. All you do is have the master cylinder pretty well full, reach down and pull the clutch release lever forward all the way until the ...
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 8516

70CortinaGT wrote:Wow , Great score Dave , I'm jealous !!!!
Oh I don't think you need to be jealous with all of those gorgeous Mk 2's you here there. How many are you up to now?
by Dave A
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 8516

IFHP wrote:Dave,

Congratulations and thank you for posting your news. 14,000 miles, that great. How solid is the body?

Michael
Well the only real rot on the body is on the RF fender where the garage roof was leaking on it for 30 some years. There is some surface rust in places underneath but no holes.
by Dave A
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 8516

Pics of what's left of the other car

This one is a 67 GT. What's left of it is fairly solid having been stored in a body shop for several years.
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by Dave A
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 8516

here's some pics

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by Dave A
Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 8516

Mk 2's found in New Brunswick, Canada

I found out about these two cars one day while eating lunch in my red Mk 2. A guy pulled up beside me and said he had a buddy with two cars like mine that were only about an hour and a half drive away-I could hardly believe what I was hearing. He said the guy was planning to restore one of them. I g...