This is designed to be a technical reference and guide to anything Cortina. From stats and figures to step-by-step guides of how to make modifications, it's all here...
Welcome to the Cortina Tech Centre.
This room is not designed for discussion relating to Cortina, that can be done in the other three Cortina rooms. Instead this room is designed for members to post step by step guides of how to modify or fix any element of a Ford Cortina.
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Hi all i have been hanging around for awhile in the forum. Thought it was time to give back to the forum.
My fuel gauge has not worked for a long time.
I checked the gauge out electrically and all was fine.
I removed my tank today (doing restore work) so decided to pull the fuel sender and...
I'm wanting to up grade my drive train from the old x-flow 4.1 6 cyl/auto to a newer EB-ED 4.0L EFI and 4 speed auto. Besides all the problems of getting the newer motor/box to fit, now my so called expert man who does the cert tags says that the original 4 stud hubs now need upgrading to 5 stud...
i thought this might be a good start to this section as its one of the most asked questions on this forum.so what i was thinking was if we could get someone to post up the weights of all the cortina models from mk1 (gt as well) through to tf including 4cyl models and wagons.so how about it instead...
My Te cortinas wiper motor turns on as soon as the ignition is on and doesnt turn off via the stalk,but does change speed via the stalk but it will not turn off, any sugestions as to why and whats the fix?
Hi , I want to put a 5 speed gear box in my tc pre crossflow 250 cortina , I'm sure this has been discussed before but anyway , what is the easiest box to fit ? I thought a t5 out of a E series falcon would be but before I by one I want to make sure it will fit and what modifications are actually...
hi will a au 4.0l t5 5 speed box fit a el -ef 4.0l tickford engine ? and what is the diffence with the boxs ? its for a te cortina 4.0l t5 convertion . thank you
Hi , my tc 250 ignitian barrel needs replacement I think , either that or I have the wrong key ! It's a second car for the one I'm rebuilding but is still a running car , key goes in and sometimes turns but after 15 mins of jigging ! I have removed steering cover and everything else and can start...
anyone know what one can do to upgrade a TD 6cyl 250 rear end?
rather that going to a 9 inch ( it is an option but looking at other options) is there any other ford diffs ( BW) that you can mod and fit in or swap parts ?
has anyone done anything different other that a 9 inch?
Hey guys, just got my 302W home... I just wanna make sure i have everything before i try to install it.
CRS Kit... CHECK
HI ENERGY SUMP.. CHECK
NEW OIL PUMP... CHECK
NEW WATER PUMP... CHECK
NEW FUEL PUMP... CHECK
Do i have to do anything to the engine bay before anything?
hey guys i have a smashed 94 tickford it was my daily driver untill i let my sister take it for a drive the motor and gear box is still good so i was hopeing to try and fit it in my te cortina i was wondering what i would have to change to make this work!!! i do have plans on putting a turbo on it...
hi all . i have converted a 2lt tf cortina to a 4.1 250 but the wiring for the disy is not the same can enyone help
Just throwing this out there again encase someone knows.
What P/S steer rack will fit in a TD. I know a Mk5 from UK & NZ do and have been told a Rover ?? will fit but these are hard to come by. I am sure that the rack is the main issue as for the pump Etc any unit could be modified to do the...
anyone know of a replacement tacho which fits into the original TD XLE dash cluster?
mine is only reading half and is not accurate ..
or is there any one who specilises in reco ?
I have just bought some new Roof Gutter Trim for the TE from East Kent trim supplies.
My old plastic coated Chrome trim was peeling and snapping off of it's own accord due to being so brittle, and this is on a car that barely sees any sun.
So I have started installing it.
Anyone out there herd of someone supercharging or turbo charging the old 250 with a log manifold ? I want to put one im my tc i am sure it can be done ..probably need to get a exahust manifold made up for the turbo !! Any ideas or seen it done ?
hi dose anyone have any info on what the numbers and letters in the vin numbers mean? im trying to work out what my car had from factory so i can start my build.
I am a newbie here, so please bear with me whilst I get my thoughts in order.
I have had a desire for some time now, to try and relive a slice of my past, and purchase another Cortina MkII GT, for the purpose of restoration.
I owned my original 1970 model back in 1972/4 and...
I thought it was time someone put how to do a 28 spline diff on here, and how to do cheaply. This is based on te/tf but im pretty sure tc/td diffs are same length? just with different shock mounts.
there are a couple of ways to do 28 spline but this is how i did it, this way also narrows diff 15mm...
What head gaskets are everyone using on high HP cross flows?
Just had my head cleaned up and am putting everything back together.
hi guys just wanting any info on what air filter every uses or prefers on a 4bbl in a 250 te cortina without cutting the bonnet.
pics would be great.
These are a great idea for the use with all the USB gear around and I have flush mounted some in The TD above the Clock in the console.
hey guys, i found this small tag in the engine bay behind / under the drivers side headlight.. its got the letter T and 65 695, ive checked the ID plates and 65695 is the serial number.. im guessing the T is for outback bronze and my thoughts of the 65 are how many were made with my combo which is...
i have a 250 crossflow alloy head in my TD. fitted with a 600 vac secondary holley. i am using the adapter for the holley which uses the base plate bolts to secure.....
if others have this mod what throttle cables are you using ?
any ideas ? cheers
hey guys, my new alloy 3 core radiator turned up this morning, i bought this from asi performance in melbourne on ebay.. after hearing positive feedback about them from guys running these with there crossflow motor's i decided it was time to get my hands on one.. i was also after some more bling...
hi people's, my new chrome window rubber locking strip turned up in the mail friday so i got a chance today to fit it to the car.. the old one was a bit skanky so i bought 8 metre's of the 12mm size on ebay for $60 delivered to my front door..
i spoke to bill about it and he told me about a...
I'm looking at going to a 5 speed in my TC. It has as pre crossflow with a single rail at the moment.
I have a Commodore t5, but figure different splines will make it too much trouble?
Will a box from an E Series work?
If so, what bell housing will I need to track down?
hey all just wondering where to source mk2 cortina coilovers or a front suspension upgrade i want to lower it a bit and stiffen it up so it dsnt roll as much cheers
Will a Dizzy from a 250 Xflow fit a Pre xflow reason is I have a electronic one sitting here doing nothing that I had done up.
Hey all ive got a mk2 cortina running a ca18det and have a r31 diff I will be doing most of the work myself but will need axles shorten resplined ect. Whats involved with this conversion and are the axles 28spline? Any info would be great thanks
Have put together this list in a PDF file of 108 X 4 PCD rim possibilities.
Guys have been told to adjust the tappets with the engine running with a old tappet cover with the top cut off to contain the oil. Method is to back them off till they rattle and take them down till they stop and then a half a turn after that. Never done or have seen this done before so that is why...
Just a quick question, as the cortina never came from the factory with a v8 what do people do with the shockers, use the 6 cylinder ones, go custom ?
Hi, Picked up a TF cortina with falcon PCD all round, just swapped the diff into the TD as it had a TD diff (didn't have to change the shockie mounts).
Can I use the TF spindles on a TD?
Just a quick question, im getting an aussiespeed 4bbl manifold for my birthday (lucky me) and the aussiespeed guy tried to sell me a deal which included a modified plenum pig as well as the heat shied.
My question is.. wtf is a plenum pig and where does it go? and is it worth the...
Just wondering if anyone knows how many TE Cortinas came out fitted with factory wind back sunroofs?
just wondering if anyone has experienced this issue before, i have an Aussie speed 2bbl manifold with a 350 holley on my 250xflow, the problem is my air filter hits the bonnet so i cant close it, by the looks of things i cant use a drop tray on the carby as it will hit the linkages,...
Hey guys, does anyone know any mods, DIY or off the shelf, so that I can replace bulbs in TC headlights instead of full units? Maybe a DIY hybrid of a modern headlamp and an old sealed unit?
Any ideas/ experience?
I have a Mk1 Cortina (currently 1500 precross flow) which is in need of a New motor
My friend offered me his Mk2 Cortina which had a rear ended - he spent good money on the 1600 crossflow and gear box and front struts.. they are all still good.
Can I swap the motor, gearbox and...
how can i tell the difference between a BV2 and a BOV2 carby ? the cortina has a 250 pre crossflow motor 1974
So my switch broke, which is ok, cause I want to replace it to match some of my new aftermarket switches anyway....
So I pulled the switch apart to see ow it works, then had a play sticking stripped wire between pins to experiment, and here's what I've kinda figured....
There r 6 pins on the...
Just striping the car for paint and need to replace my old worn out wiper arms and gears which have been stripped and held in with screws =).
Any ideas where to track down some new wipers, motor is fine, and yes ive tried a few wreckers but no luck.
Ok ive currently got a c4 that im bored with and as I'm repainting my TE im taking out the engine / box and looking to put a manual in it.
Its a 250 xflow with 220rwhp.
My question .. is it worth cutting to fit a T5 ( BTW i have 3.7 gearing ) or just throw a top loader or single rail it...
Hi all - new to the site and lookin fwd to learning alot since im on a quest to become more proficient at building engines for performance!
apologies for the long post - but ive tried to supply as much info :)
So heres my story.. i obtained a non running 74 mk3 cortina with a kent 1600...
I am after a complete rubber kit to suit a TE sedan, which is the best kit to buy?
Scott's old rubber, rare spares or is there anyone else? Also where can you get taillight gaskets from?
Are the kick panels and the plastics that go along the side of a TE the same as in a TD i.e will ones from a TE fit into a TD?
Currently working on dropping a stock crossflow back into my cortina...
This has been pretty hard for me to do, mainly because it was a low 13 second car with it's previous heart (plus my other daily driver was a 12 second v8), and a stock crossflow has very annoying harmonics...
So I decided I...
and idiot me posted this in the wrong thread.... how do i delete this post?
hey guys i have a few questions regarding putting a 6cyl into a 4cyl TE GL
i was going to rebuild the 4cyl but the cost was getting a little bit out of hand rebuilding the motor.
I've managed to find a 6cyl TE Ghia...
My A/C pump on the donar car is not suitable I have been told to except the new gas so what would you advise me to use, New or S/H it must have the same fittings as the std pump. Those STD units are HUGE and weigh a ton.
Have these extractors given to me to find out what they are off. The guy seems to think they are off a 250 Xflow alloy Xflow. There is no markings on them or brand. If suitable for the 250 alloy head what would they be worth.
Also he has a 2V head are they suitable for a 3.3 or 4.1 Xflow, if so...
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