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by Lance54
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 7915

Wheels are stock LC 5.5 inch. It also has LC front struts with Koni inserts. Rear will be lowered to LC spec with spring blocks. Next steps will be the interior. It has LC front seats but needs full carpet. Door cards will be painted black along with all interior steel surfaces. Folding rear seat cu...
by Lance54
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 7915

First Drive has been a success. http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/userpix/682_August_2018_First_Drive_2.jpg LC brakes front and rear LC anti-sway bar and front control arms LC steering column and box Under dash park brake New front suspension bushes New idler arm New tie rod ends New water pump New fue...
by Lance54
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mark 1 Cortina Steerng vs Mustang
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Thanks Bob. Good analysis of how volume is needed to pay for research and tooling. Still seems odd that rack and pinion was common from the early 50s in sports car but so many sedans kept the steering box and associated linkage. I bet is was a result of engines being moved further forward to enlarge...
by Lance54
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mark 1 Cortina Steerng vs Mustang
Replies: 3
Views: 1613

Mark 1 Cortina Steerng vs Mustang

Having just fully reconditioned the steering in my Mark 1 Cortina I'm now aware of just how similar it is to a 1965 Mustang.... http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/userpix/682_IMG_99621_1.jpg But for the shape of the cross member this photo could be a Cortina. So many joints in this design. A Rack and Pi...
by Lance54
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Carpet or Rubber Floor Covering
Replies: 1
Views: 1264

Carpet or Rubber Floor Covering

Looking or direction on where to source carpet or rubber floor covering for a Cortina Mark 1 4 Door.

I would actually be very happy with a rubber or vinyl floor like this....

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OEM type carpet would be OK too.

Any suggestions?

Clark
by Lance54
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Axle Seals
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Pete, that's is the bearing kit I received from Burton. They say to install them
without a separate seal.

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by Lance54
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Rear Axle Seals
Replies: 3
Views: 2062

Rear Axle Seals

Burton Power says their Cortina Mark 1 rear axle seals can be installed without a seal.

Seems to me that the use of the original leather type seal or a suitable rubber lip seal would be best.

Does anyone have experience with the Burton Power bearings without a separate seal?
by Lance54
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 7915

The Estate has the 8 inch single piston rear drums with bell crank for the parking brake. It's all in rather nasty condition and waiting to be upgraded to Lotus Cortina spec. http://www.enfostuff.com/forum/userpix/682_8_Inch_Rear_Brakes_7.jpg Unfortunately I did not save any Lotus Cortina rear brake...
by Lance54
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 7915

A brief history if my Mark 1 Estate is reported in the Member Introductions section of this forum. This is a Mark 1 Estate to Lotus Cortina spec conversion that began in the late 1970's and then went dormant for more than 30 years. I'd parted out 2 very rusty Lotus Cortinas saving one set of compone...
by Lance54
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Readers Rides
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 15
Views: 7915

1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.

Here I will continue to present the reactivation of the 1965 Mark 1 Estate that I gave away in 1985 and recovered in 2017 with less than 1,000 miles added to the clock.

Hopefully there will eventually be one more Mark 1 Lotus Cortina Estate on the highway.
by Lance54
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 13
Views: 5339

I've made some progress on getting this one Road Worthy again.

Future news will be posted at Readers Rides.

Thanks for everyone's help thus far.
by Lance54
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Cortina Mark 1 Seat Belt 3 Point
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Thanks for the great advice. I should have looked for the B-Pillar anchor but I was away form home when I posted the question.

Thanks again.
by Lance54
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Cortina Mark 1 Seat Belt 3 Point
Replies: 4
Views: 2129

Cortina Mark 1 Seat Belt 3 Point

Does anyone have experience with adding 3 Point Belts in a Cortina Mark 1.

Is there an anchor in the B-Pillar?
by Lance54
Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Member Introductions
Topic: 1965 Mark 1 Estate Returns after 32 Years.
Replies: 13
Views: 5339

Here's a photo of my recently re-acquired Mark 1 Estate shorty before it went away for all those years. A cold Chicago area morning in October 1980. The day my bride and I departed to drive my father's Lotus Elite from Illinois to his new retirement home in North Carolina. My Dad is gone now 12 year...
by Lance54
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Axle Shaft I.D.
Replies: 3
Views: 1738

Thanks Pete.

Looks like I have a pair of axles and struts that need to find a home with a Mark 2 owner.

I'll add them to the For Sale or perhaps For Free Forum.