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by Harrie D
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Ford T9 (Merkur) 5-speed to Kent block
Replies: 14
Views: 18349

I know these cars are not common over there but i see sometimes pictures of a car in USA i don't expect to be there . The info in my message is that you might be able to fit a Cortina 3 bell housing onto this T9 gearbox although i don't know if Merkur has the long primary shaft or the big bearing on...
by Harrie D
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Making the steering feel more precise in a mk1
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

We used the later type topmounts .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Making the steering feel more precise in a mk1
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Sorry , was extremely busy last year . The most common thing is to shorten the swaybar or bring the swaybar mountings a bit forward . But many years ago a friend wanted new Koni front shocks in his Cortina MK1 and we couldnot get them at that moment , we tried Cortina MK2 Koni shocks and they fitted...
by Harrie D
Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Ford T9 (Merkur) 5-speed to Kent block
Replies: 14
Views: 18349

A T9 5 speed box from a Sierra 1600 / 2000 OHC/Pinto will fit straight onto a Kent . This T9 is in fact a 4 speed box with an overdrive . The bell housing of a Cortina 3 / 4 / 5 1600 / 2000 OHC will fit also straight on the 5 speed as the original box is the same . But mind , don't mix it up with th...
by Harrie D
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5.5x13 wheel I.D
Replies: 6
Views: 3835

175 tire on 4.5 wheels , in my opinion one needs a 5 inch wide wheel for that tire size .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Fri Jun 24, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Making the steering feel more precise in a mk1
Replies: 12
Views: 8203

Cortina MK1 struts are standard fitted to vertical , they should come a bit forward below . Makes it steer much better .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Are mk2 cortina steering boxes interchangeable with mk1?
Replies: 1
Views: 3273

Its not a straight fit but one might be able to make modifications .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Fri Jun 24, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Euro-Ford Spotting
Replies: 65
Views: 59087

Its true you don't see many classics on the road in UK . Many classic cars are stolen in UK so owners lock them up when the don't drive them . Fords Like Cortina Lotus , Escort MK1 and 2 RS models are stolen because of their high value others like Cortina MK3 , 4 , 5 and Granadas are stolen because ...
by Harrie D
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Changing a German Capri from auto to manual trans
Replies: 6
Views: 4502

Bob
Its some time ago but think the box is the same just swap the pedal(s)
You don't need to take the dash out .
by Harrie D
Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Changing a German Capri from auto to manual trans
Replies: 6
Views: 4502

Hum ... Besides the gearbox .. flywheel , clutch set , gearlever , pedal , maybe propshaft , gearbox bracket , take out starter blocking wiring . Carb might have other setting but that won't matter . Some other small bits might be different but not always need to be swapped . Axle ratio can be diffe...
by Harrie D
Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever build a 3-bearing?
Replies: 18
Views: 12856

If I want to go for a "Period" correct motor but don't like the 3 bearing engine there is a better engine which is 5 bearing and pre crossflow . Its the Early Cortina MK2 1300 engine but finding one might not be that easy as it was only a short time in production . I got myself a few of them as we g...
by Harrie D
Sun May 24, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Escort mark 2 body panels
Replies: 3
Views: 4204

The front end is indeed the same but if one hapens to have an estate or van there is a total different story .
The Escort MK2 estate and van use an Escort MK1 body with Escort MK2 frontpannel and bonnet with frontwings specialy made to fit to MK1 doors and Mk2 frontpanel .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Sun May 24, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tire fitment
Replies: 1
Views: 2856

They won't fit on standard rims . so it all depends on the fitted rims .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: buying Express steel panels in USA
Replies: 2
Views: 3107

These banks are a bunch of tossers .
I might be able to help , i live in NL and have a bankacount in UK and PayPal .
Send me a PM to discuss .

Harrie
by Harrie D
Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Merry Xmas and the best 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 4955

Merry Christmas and a happy new year from NL .
May you all enjoy your Ford(s) next year !

Harrie