Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

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Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:40 pm

Anyone know a decent supplier of Cortina Mk1 ball joints or repair kits?
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by peteleo » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:20 pm

I would always try purchasing in the States first. Ken at Dave Bean or ebay. Yesterford, Au has kits @ $75AU ea. Newfordspares: Ball joint set 204 pds.
Graeme at EnFord spares NZ. Prices vary considerably.

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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:46 pm

peteleo wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:20 pm
I would always try purchasing in the States first. Ken at Dave Bean or ebay. Yesterford, Au has kits @ $75AU ea. Newfordspares: Ball joint set 204 pds.
Graeme at EnFord spares NZ. Prices vary considerably.
Thank you. I did a bit of looking on the internet and did see a fair range of prices, I didn't think of Dave Bean though, I wonder if he stocks such a thing?
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by 1970 cortina GT » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:33 pm

I got mine from MK1 Cortina owners club.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by zephyrgary » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 pm

I have bought stuff from Graeme and Yesterford. Both were good.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:06 pm

1970 cortina GT wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:33 pm
I got mine from MK1 Cortina owners club.
So did you have to join the club or do they sell to anyone? I don't actually have a Mk1 Cortina , just the struts and track arms. I might experiment with them on the front of a 100e Anglia.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:10 pm

zephyrgary wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:32 pm
I have bought stuff from Graeme and Yesterford. Both were good.
Gary in AZ
I do see that they have them, I may just need the kits but I have to disassemble and wash the bits first before I know.
Ball Joint - Lower Assembly (Steering Arm) each $145.00 ——
Ball Joint Repair Kit each $75.00
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by 1970 cortina GT » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:18 pm

So did you have to join the club or do they sell to anyone? I don't actually have a Mk1 Cortina , just the struts and track arms. I might experiment with them on the front of a 100e Anglia.
Brett. You have to be a member but if you need them I could always order them and get them sent to you. Let me know, won't be a problem.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by 1970 cortina GT » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:26 pm

Just checked Brett 21.60 GBP plus shipping and that's for a pair. That's for tie rod ends. Bottom ball joint kits 53.40 GBP. Not sure which one's you're after.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:08 am

It is actually the main ball joint at the base of the strut, it is incorporated with the steering arm as in the photos.Image
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The thing with the Mk1 Cortina strut is that it is different from the Mk2 as well as the 105e and 100e otherwise I could just use the track arm/ball joint assembly from one of the Non-Mk1 cars depending on the camber I am looking for.Image
I already have a good setup on one of my 100e vehicles using Mk2 Cortina struts and 100e arms but that took these top mounts with a lot of offset to compensate for the 9 degree Mk2 spindle angle.Image
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Anyway, too much info but you get the idea.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by 1970 cortina GT » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:52 pm

Ok so they're 53.40 or 54.60 for the Lotus ones from the club. Nice pictures.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:35 pm

1970 cortina GT wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:52 pm
Ok so they're 53.40 or 54.60 for the Lotus ones from the club. Nice pictures.
I was looking on their website and they do have a lot of good spares to offer, there are a number of things there that I might find myself needing in time. These are the actual NON Lotus kits that I will likely need if I go ahead with the strut rebuild.    Image                                                                           I might rebuild the ball joint assembly as well as the strut anyway, I would do it with these Burton coilover kits and a set of NOS Koni shocks that I have here. If I don't use them I may be able to sell them off?Image
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I might be in need of your assistance here.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by 1970 cortina GT » Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:45 am

Sounds good, would be glad to assist, just let me know.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:05 pm

1970 cortina GT wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:45 am
Sounds good, would be glad to assist, just let me know.
Thank you, I will have a closer look at all the bits, could be some bushings needed too. I will be in touch.
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Re: Mk1 Cortina Lower Ball Joints

Post by Brett Wilkie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:41 pm

I sent you an email through this site but I am not confident it worked, did you get it?
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