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Carlifornia
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Hello from Los Angeles!

Post by Carlifornia » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:57 pm

Hi everybody,

I bought a '69 Cortina Estate a couple of days ago, which had a bit of internet fame. (My only second Ford after an XR2 Fiesta Mk1)

It is a V8 conversion 302 Windsor with a 5 Speed Tremec attached to it.
I'm pretty sure, I will have to ask your help with parts a lot. It does need work - as all old cars do.

For example, if somebody has the three rear window seals lying around, end me a PM 😊

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here are some links from the Cars past:
http://bringatrailer.com/2014/02/28/v8- ... k2-estate/
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture ... list-find/
http://hooniverse.com/2014/06/03/classi ... per-punch/

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Post by zephyrgary » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:56 pm

As someone who has owned 2 MK1 2 door lookalikes in Lotus livery with the 302, I know you will have a lot of fun. There are also folks in this forum with a lot of knowledge and expertise to impart. Welcome.

Gary
the older i get,the faster i went...

peteleo
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Post by peteleo » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:52 pm

Welcome. Maybe the only MK2 wagon around with a V8.
Can help with a side lamp lens. Pete

Carlifornia
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Post by Carlifornia » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:24 am

Thank you guys!

peteleo If you got just the lens, that would be sweet. I was on the phone a two days ago with a Cortina Guy in Oakland (he is here too) he might have a complete one, but I only would need the lens

Kiwi Cortina
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Post by Kiwi Cortina » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:45 am

Welcome California. Have fun with the wagon. You definitely have a sleeper there.

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Post by peteleo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:26 am

Carl,

NOS Lucas lens with attachment H/W. $20 plus $3 shipping. Pete

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Post by Kiwi Cortina » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:21 am

Carl

Quote "For example, if somebody has the three rear window seals lying around, end me a PM 😊"

I am looking for the same rubber and extremely hard to get. Only ones I can find and very expensive.

Carlifornia
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Post by Carlifornia » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:39 am

Yeah, only Dave Baglow reproduces those, and they are close to worth the weight in gold sadly.

I used a ton of Glycerin and Lanolin to rescue what's left of them.

Pete, DEAL!

Kiwi Cortina
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Post by Kiwi Cortina » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:01 pm

Who is Dave Baglow?

Carlifornia
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Post by Carlifornia » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:00 pm


Kiwi Cortina
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Post by Kiwi Cortina » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:40 pm

Ok. I have bought from him before.

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Post by NYCAccountant » Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:57 am

Ahh I remember this car a from a few months ago. The price you got it for was a steal. How is the interior?
Edit: also thought this group might know someone local who had some rubber tucked away - welcome to the world of cortina ownership
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Carlifornia
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Post by Carlifornia » Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:21 am

Well, the door cards are fine. No Headliner (will get that done next week)
The seats are torn too, except the passenger one - but I can't afford to get that fixed yet sadly 😊
For now the Mechanical side was more important, new front brakes, complete service, the muffler hanger needed fixing, some wiring - the usual stuff.

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