Progress on the new mk2 cortina

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cortinalodi
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Progress on the new mk2 cortina

Post by cortinalodi » Fri Mar 04, 2011 7:16 pm

Well I finally found a White mk2 that seemed worth spending the time on (no rust)

Hard to believe that someone at some point in its life tried to connect a trailer hitch to the bumper and use the stock bumper to tow with.

After a pull on the frame machine and eight hours of work I think I have it straight again

next is the front fender (30 year old bondo)ImageImage
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looking good 14 may2011
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Post by Ale06 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:40 am

I hope your project go on.
MK2 are fantastic cars. :D
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cortinalodi
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phase two

Post by cortinalodi » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:09 pm

ok got the fender...............and front valence straight. Now the body is straight, I need to drop the engine/front suspension, pull all the glass/trim and paint it about a weeks worth of work.............be interesting to see how long it takes me. I can stall a bit because I'm installing a Cage and plan on tiying it into the a/b pillars. 5 april 2011
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here is the front 20 JUly went with the RALLY LOOKImage
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cage is done

Post by cortinalodi » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:19 pm

I used the old mk2 shell to bend/fit it I hope it slips in nice and easy.
Was thinking about painting it white (body color) but black makes it dissapear
Installed and two days of painting it white........what a pain trying to get at all the angles, I should have painted the roll bar out of the car painted the interior then assembled.lesson learnedImage
The yellow in the momo seat set the mark for the interiorImage
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all ready for 2011 race season

Post by cortinalodi » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:22 pm

all finished and ready to race.2011 Sacramento Chap SCCA...........cortina power of course
what a blast............not sure about the hossier tires, I'm thinking the goodyears were fasterImage

new season 2012 new car .........going to try AVON's this yearImage
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mike drouin mk2 cortina

Post by cortinalodi » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:09 pm

the picture does not do the engine bay justice.........it looks great
The Suspension is all Whiteline

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SHORT BLOCK IS IN, I USED ARP STUDS FROM JAE
WAITING FOR THE HEAD I DECIDED TO DO IT RIGHT AND THE STAINLESS VALVES ARE A LITTLE SLOW SHOWING

PRETTY SURE IT WILL BE CLOSE TO 10:1 COMPRESSION SO I GUESS IT WILL BE PREMIUM GAS FROM NOW ONImage
now that fills up the engine bay, I see why they used the over the top air cleaner..........hope this does not rattle on the inner fender well
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Post by zephyrgary » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:30 pm

Great job you are doing there. Keep it up, and thanks for sharing the pics...
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last installment

Post by cortinalodi » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:14 pm

this is about done..............still need to add the trim along the bottom, but its time to drive the ------------out of it, and see how much I'm going to need to tweek the suspension...already think it sits to highImage
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Post by peteleo » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:34 pm

It looks sharp, Mike. Milton will be surprised to see what you've done to it.

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Post by enfoprefect » Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:23 am

Really looking good. I agree, it sits a bit too high.
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Post by IFHP » Wed Aug 17, 2011 10:50 pm

Nice work Mike. Thanks for documenting the progress for us.
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LAST ROUND

Post by cortinalodi » Fri Aug 24, 2012 6:01 pm

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THIS IS THE FINAL RESULT, IT IS ON LOCORT WHEELS
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Post by Ale06 » Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:09 am

Looks really beautiful. Congratulations.
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Post by zephyrgary » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:15 pm

Lot of editing going on. Did you sell it?
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Post by angliagt » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:33 am

Mike,

As usuall - meticulis work!

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