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Forum: Cortina Tech Centre

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...

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Welcome to the Cortina Tech Centre!

    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. Feel free to add your...

    Started by PaulST‎, 06-01-2006 10:31 PM
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    1. 1976 TD Cortina ID Plate

      Hi I have recently purchased a matching number TD Cortina Wagon. Was wondering if someone here has a book that could decode my ID plate please. PREFIX BODY No. CG76SY SERIAL No. 57256 ENGINE No. 57256C SIDO No. 405284 MODEL 12666 ENGINE ...

      Started by Rosscoe59‎, 13-08-2018 01:42 PM
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    2. TE 4.1 Breaking down under load.

      Hi, my son recently bought a TE 4.1 and it is breaking down under load, he has replaced Plugs, Coil, Plug Leads and has checked the timing, rotor button, and dizzy cap, it has a Holley 350 on a 4BBL manifold with an adaptor plate, it has electronic ignition and ignition module (Fast XP-700 i...

      Started by Rosscoe59‎, 06-08-2018 08:32 PM
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    3. Cortina GT Weber Question

      Hello I have an early 1500 GT CORTINA engine that does not have a carburettor, Still has manifold. Question, is the later model 1600 crossflow weber a suitable replacement, if not why Cheers Steven

      Started by Wasp47‎, 21-07-2018 03:28 PM
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    4. Arrow Supra 5 Speed Install guide

      Hi, Well this is my first post, so go easy on me:) Im currently installing a Supra 5 Speed into my Cortina and found that while there was quite a lot of info in this forums, it was quite disjointed and kind of awkward to find. So..... As i am going through this conversion, Ive been taking...

      Started by 2v250Cortina‎, 09-03-2007 09:37 PM
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    5. TE Cortina front shock absorbers

      Hi Guys, Has anyone replaced the front shocks in their TE Cortina recently. I have discovered that no-body is making them for the font of TE Cortina anymore. I have contacted Pedders, Monroe, KYB, Lovells,Koni, and all have discontinued them. Has anyone got a solution ? is there a...

      Started by jg33replica‎, 22-08-2017 12:42 PM
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    6. Cortina MK2 swap w/ 2.0L Pinto engine

      Hi there, I've got a 1969 Ford Cortina 1600GT Mk2 (it is a LHD car) and I was planning on swapping the engine with a 2.0L Pinto. The engine is currently sitting in my father's 1966 Mk1 Cortina, and since he's looking for a Lotus Twin Cam, the engine may be passed on to me. Is there anything...

      Started by dfonseka_‎, 01-07-2017 12:17 PM
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    7. Cortina mk2 1600GT firing order

      Hi there, I have a 1969 Ford Cortina 1600GT Mk2 (kent engine) and I've just completely rebuilt the engine. The engine is now in the vehicle but I need to know the firing order for this motor. I have the manual and it says: "Ford - 1324 Lotus - 1342" Obviously my car isn't the Lotus...

      Started by dfonseka_‎, 14-06-2017 02:34 PM
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    8. Tf cortina engine mount problem with removal

      Hi Guys, I cannot workout how to replace the (front) engine mount on the drivers side of my 4.1L TF. Very restricted area from what i see with exhaust and steering shaft so close to the mount. Ford manual does not have any details for 6 cylinder TF mount. I think i can remove the passengers...

      Started by Techman‎, 02-04-2017 11:54 AM
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    9. TC dash pad removal


      Started by Bernie351‎, 04-03-2017 05:10 PM
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    10. Repair of cortina fuel sender

      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...

      Started by tina_wa‎, 13-08-2010 12:28 AM
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    11. TE Cortina 6 cyl

      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...

      Started by Charlie J‎, 13-12-2015 03:47 PM
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    12. the weight of all cortina models

      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...

      Started by sonny‎, 10-01-2006 03:35 PM
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    13. Wipers dont turn off.

      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?

      Started by 77C0RTE‎, 22-03-2015 05:05 PM
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    14. T5 gear box for tc 250?

      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...

      Started by Matt1503‎, 23-01-2015 07:59 PM
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    15. au-ef t5 5 speed

      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

      Started by cortinaandy‎, 15-05-2013 12:57 PM
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    16. tc ignition barrel removal

      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...

      Started by Matt1503‎, 10-01-2015 08:13 PM
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    17. TD cortina diff upgrade

      hi all.. 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? ...

      Started by unch55‎, 14-08-2013 11:53 PM
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    18. Got my 302W... YAHHOOO!!

      Hey guys, just got my 302W home... I just wanna make sure i have everything before i try to install it. Engine.. CHECK 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?

      Started by ADKTIV‎, 14-10-2011 06:28 PM
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    19. need help going to EFI

      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...

      Started by fo77rd‎, 03-08-2013 02:50 AM
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    20. 2lt to 4.1 conversion

      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

      Started by v8cortina‎, 21-09-2014 09:02 PM
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    21. P/S for TD Cortina

      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...

      Started by westie01‎, 05-03-2014 09:06 PM
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    22. Tacho replacement for TD XLE

      hi all.. 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 ? thanks

      Started by unch55‎, 04-09-2013 11:24 PM
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    23. Roof Gutter Trim Installation

      Hi, 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. It is...

      Started by Tim9‎, 16-06-2014 11:42 PM
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    24. Pre crossflow 250 supercharging

      Hi guys 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 ?

      Started by Matt1503‎, 19-07-2014 12:38 PM
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    25. 75 td cortina build id info??

      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.

      Started by EGOXR8‎, 09-01-2012 06:30 PM
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    26. Question Cortina MKII GT?

      G'day blokes, 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...

      Started by anubis51‎, 27-08-2012 10:02 AM
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    27. how to build 28 spline diff includes pics

      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...

      Started by sleepercorty‎, 16-05-2009 01:06 PM
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    28. Head Gasket Types

      Hi all, What head gaskets are everyone using on high HP cross flows? Just had my head cleaned up and am putting everything back together. Cheers

      Started by maverick1076‎, 10-04-2014 08:13 PM
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    29. te cortina, air filter setups on 4 bbl manifolds

      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.

      Started by lezzy23‎, 18-03-2014 08:23 PM
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    30. DC12V-to-5V-4-USB-Car-Charger-Step-Down-Power

      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. ...

      Started by westie01‎, 09-03-2014 09:00 PM
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    31. engine bay tag

      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...

      Started by TNT250TD‎, 23-02-2014 02:53 PM
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    32. TD crossflow 250 holley 600 throttle cable ?

      hi all. 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

      Started by unch55‎, 27-01-2014 10:12 PM
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    33. new alloy 3 core radiator

      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...

      Started by TNT250TD‎, 28-01-2014 11:24 AM
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    34. new chrome window rubber locking strip

      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...

      Started by TNT250TD‎, 19-01-2014 01:35 PM
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    35. T5 into TC help

      Hey guys, 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? I'm...

      Started by don_quixote8‎, 16-01-2014 10:59 PM
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    36. mk2 coilovers

      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

      Started by mr mk2‎, 10-12-2013 12:35 PM
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    37. Distributor Question

      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.

      Started by westie01‎, 04-10-2013 07:10 AM
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    38. diff conversion

      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

      Started by mr mk2‎, 28-11-2013 05:32 PM
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    39. 108 x 4 PCD VEHICLES

      Have put together this list in a PDF file of 108 X 4 PCD rim possibilities.

      Started by westie01‎, 09-10-2013 03:03 PM
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    40. Adjusting Tappets on a 250 Pre Xflow & Auto gasket

      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...

      Started by westie01‎, 09-10-2013 10:31 AM
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    41. V8 Cortina Shockers

      Hi Guys, 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 ?

      Started by corty80‎, 10-02-2013 06:16 PM
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    42. TE/TF spindles into TD, do they fit??

      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? Cheers.

      Started by bluewhite2‎, 24-09-2013 02:24 PM
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    43. Plenum Pig?

      Hi Guys, 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...

      Started by maverick1076‎, 03-09-2013 05:49 PM
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    44. TE Cortina with factory wind back sunroof

      Just wondering if anyone knows how many TE Cortinas came out fitted with factory wind back sunroofs?

      Started by 51CTE‎, 30-01-2013 04:11 PM
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    45. Airfilter hits bonnet

      Hiya guys, 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,...

      Started by EndGame‎, 25-08-2013 09:16 AM
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    46. Sealed Headlamp Mods

      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? Josh

      Started by don_quixote8‎, 04-08-2013 01:17 AM
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    47. Question On Mk1 cortina.. Pls help

      Hi, 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...

      Started by A65‎, 09-08-2013 10:11 PM
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    48. Carburettor identification td cortina

      how can i tell the difference between a BV2 and a BOV2 carby ? the cortina has a 250 pre crossflow motor 1974

      Started by davidl‎, 07-08-2013 06:50 PM
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    49. TC Headlight switch

      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...

      Started by don_quixote8‎, 06-08-2013 07:24 PM
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    50. Wipers

      Hi all, 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. Cheers,

      Started by maverick1076‎, 11-06-2013 06:15 PM
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