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by Canucktina
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: CL-1965 Cortina Race Project - $6,000 (BC)
Replies: 30
Views: 3873

Re: CL-1965 Cortina Race Project - $6,000 (BC)

Did you ever have a look at the GT project out in Abbotsford about 1 1/2 years ago ? Stripped right down with a bunch of new sheet metal welded in. Not too bad , but still lots of work to go. It was on craigslist for a number of months. I was interested but then a chance to buy a Lola came along and...
by Canucktina
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: A few more 105 E parts
Replies: 0
Views: 1479

A few more 105 E parts

In addition to the engine listed in an older ad, I also have a pair of leaf springs in decent condition , $20.00 and a pair of front struts, no springs or top caps, but brakes, hubs etc are there. Also $20.00

Always want MK 1 Cortina parts, rear axle housing and lots of small parts needed.

Greg
by Canucktina
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 109 E engine for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 1520

109 E engine for sale

I have a 109E , 1962 or so Anglia engine for sale. Usual wear , dismantled for inspection. No damage I can see except 1 bell housing lug is chipped. Complete except starter and gen. Anyone need a Formula Jr. core ? Is it worth $100.00 to anyone ? Feel free to make an offer. Trade against a 1500 GT h...
by Canucktina
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Requesting Info - Lotus T/C (Stromberg)
Replies: 15
Views: 12087

Twin cams are interesting but not a good bang for the buck proposition. They are fine from a vintage racing point of view on a car that was a TC car from the factory but otherwise a very expensive solution without much advantage. Even my Formula B car , Holby TC when new, will probably be running a ...
by Canucktina
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Toy - Mk1 Cortina Wagon - drivetrain options?
Replies: 13
Views: 3873

But then you end up with all that messy electronics. And a rather large engine. Hard to imagine needing more than the output of a half decent pushrod 302 with alloy GT40 heads and a single 4 bbl. Simplicity is a virtue. Make it light, make it stiff in the body shell, use soft suspension settings and...
by Canucktina
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Toy - Mk1 Cortina Wagon - drivetrain options?
Replies: 13
Views: 3873

A 302 with an alloy top end is reasonably light. Alloy blocks are available as well but pricy.
by Canucktina
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need part I.D. please
Replies: 6
Views: 2913

Part of an oil pump relief valve ?

Greg
by Canucktina
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 2000E Input shaft in T5
Replies: 3
Views: 2292

I doubt it would be possible to swap input shafts although I have not tried. There are a number of different versions of the T5. I was looking into such a swap myself a month or so ago. A few articles seemed to say a T5 from an older 4 cyl Thunderbird turbo coupe would work with a Kent as long as yo...
by Canucktina
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Junkyard Photo
Replies: 13
Views: 6504

First one I recall was about 1970 in North Van, I would have been about 12 years old at the time. . It seemed strange, but I found it pleasing. For quite a while I didn't really know what it was. The Mercury Capri had recently been introduced with a fair bit of advertising and I assumed it was an ea...
by Canucktina
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Junkyard Photo
Replies: 13
Views: 6504

They are substantially bigger than an Anglia. As is the sedan version. Actually all the British Fords have quite a few shared characteristics. But lots of differences as well. I always thought the Capri was a good looker, however they were poor sellers. For some reason the Cortina was tremendously s...
by Canucktina
Sun Oct 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Junkyard Photo
Replies: 13
Views: 6504

That Capri might not be as bad as it looks. Very rare cars . Unfortunately almost no reproduction sheet metal available . Similar under the skin to a MK1 Cortina . Look at some of the total balls of rust some of the guys in the UK bring back to life. Just takes courage and determination.


Greg
by Canucktina
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: P&P around Vancouver
Replies: 13
Views: 5060

1600 head

Remember, a formula ford head costs serious money and in theory at least does not deviate much from "stock" condition. And they are built in decent numbers allowing the engine builders to get a good handle on efficient production. My point is that head modification that optimises performance is expe...
by Canucktina
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1500 GT head, pre cross flow
Replies: 1
Views: 1892

1500 GT head, pre cross flow

Does anyone know if the 1500 GT head used the same basic casting as the regular 1500 head ? I know they used different valves , springs and port alignment rings but is the basic head casting also different ?
Greg
by Canucktina
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: SU carb identification
Replies: 1
Views: 1901

They look a lot newer than the S.U.'s I am used to. By the mid 1970's S.U.'s were largely a thing of the past in North America due to emission's regulations. Stromberg's were then fitted on North American market vehicles. These are probably from a British spec , non emission application. You don't g...
by Canucktina
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 10262

MGB rear brakes look very similar to the early twin piston GT setup except they are 10" and the parking brake isn't as elegant. I wonder if they would fit inside the 13" wheels of a Cortina. I will have to look thru my parts pile and give it a mock up.