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by Canucktina
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: A few more 105 E parts
Replies: 0
Views: 278

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: 310

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: 9724

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: 1983

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: 1983

A 302 with an alloy top end is reasonably light. Alloy blocks are available as well but pricy.
by Canucktina
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1966 Ford Cortina GT
Replies: 24
Views: 3741

I saw the estate several years ago, before it was for sale. It looked pretty good at that time. It should be reasonably easy to get roadworthy. I have put my self back a few years on projects. A Lola sports racer became available at a almost affordable price. I have wanted one for many years but the...
by Canucktina
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1966 Ford Cortina GT
Replies: 24
Views: 3741

They both look like good projects. Curious where you got the $3500.00 figure from. That's a huge drop from his current asking price.
No more projects for me, neck deep already and an imminent spousal meltdown.
The most expensive project you will ever buy is the one that triggers a divorce.

Greg
by Canucktina
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1966 Ford Cortina GT
Replies: 24
Views: 3741

It didn't sell very quickly when it was in Sask. I doubt things are going to be any better in B.C. at more than double the price.
It looks to have potential but at the new price a willing customer may prove rare.

Greg
by Canucktina
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need part I.D. please
Replies: 6
Views: 1782

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: 1504

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: 4566

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: 4566

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: 4566

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: 3321

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: 1347

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