Technical and mechanical discussion relating to the Ford Cortina
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ok its been requested to have a section where ppl can post links to software like tyre size calcs diff ratio compression ratio programs and i thought it was a damn good idea so everyone post up your links if you have a usefull bit of software and need to get it online you can email it to me and...
Came across this on Mal Wood Automotive when looking at gearbox and shifter stuff.
No pics though.
If you are using Philips Xtreme Vision headlight bulbs H4 (claiming to project a beam up to 45m longer ) would like your opinion as to how much better they really are ?
Just abou to plug the hoses back up to the washer squirter motor.
Which ones connect to what???
Two are small nipples and one is larger.
Sorry pic is side ways.
Hey Cortina gurus :)
Trying to fix broken wiper switch in dash.
Cant get knobs off heater/fan area.
eyes arnt what they used to be :(
Bottom Cog or Top Cog which is better and why ?
Has anyone used 14/75/225 on the back?
Found out why my Holley is flooding.
The fuel float is full of fuel.
What's better? The plastic one(the one I have)
Or the metal ones or the black one I've heard about.
Got my hands on one of these yesterday
Anyone got pics of one modded to suit
Anyone ever herd of this or seen it done as i am looking for info or pictures
250 crossflow manifold bolted to a 4.0 SOHC without cutting and welding flanges
as manifold port spacing is the same im thinking of an adapter setup with a
dual bolt pattern ... got a few performance manifolds for...
Just wondering what yas think of these?
Found a guy who can weld stock rim centres into a 14inch rim.
What fat tyres can I put on the back without scrubbing?
Is it possible to use the existing weather seals when converting to LED headlight bulbs for a TF Cortina ? The LED headlight bulbs appear to have a heatsink on the rear of the bulb ?
Where can I get brown pinch weld door seals?
I dropped off a master cylinder to a brake place to be reconditioned. I'm pretty sure that the one I dropped off was a PBR. It is out of a TC cortina. The one I collected looks the same but is not a PBR. It's a Girlock K212-12C. The car has a Clevland in it so I dont know if the...
Bout to put my manifold and headers back on.
Where can I get Gaskits from for the headers and manifold?
And what are the torque settings for the bolts to these and the 350 Holley bolts also.
Putting back the bonnet latch cable.
In the pic, does the cable go on this side or the other side of the latch.
And I can't find what connects it.
Always loosing parts.
Went to the exhaust shop yesterday,
Got exhaust done, got the leaking fuel sorted and he said it was running lean.
He said that the jets might be clogged cause it doesn't run much.
How do you know when it's lean or not.
And now my stater motor might be fkd.
It sometimes doesn't even...
I've goto roll my corty down the driveway
Bit of a hill not too much.
With the engine off willmy brakes slo me down?
Just thought without the engine on there might be an issue.
I just gave the tc its 6 monthly oil and filter change today including new NGK spark plugs NO-AP5FS. A few months ago I upgraded the coolant to Nulon type A and its been great ever since, temp is always under the half way mark. Just thought I'd share the old spark plugs with you they...
Put together my manifold and exhaust.
Started it up and it spat out fuel from this bit, fuel float problem? Too High maybe?
And this is what it looks like now.
I have to fix my front panels.
With the bolts they are sprayed on the panels.
IDE rather them not ,so does anyone know if it would be good to spray the bolts and would the sockets chip them after spraying in 2pac.
I have an after market brake booster installed on the passenger side firewall separate to the brake reservoirs which are in their normal drivers side location??
Has anyone ever heard of this?
My brakes work well but i have very very poor pedal feel which I want to improve and was wondering...
81 TF Ghia original sports instrument panel --- tachometer suddenly malfunctioned registering 750 RPM at all speeds- needle goes back to zero when when motor switched off. Can someone advise how to fix or replace ? For example is there a sender unit somewhere or is the pickup straight from the...
Can someone take some interior shots of the front inside windscreen pillars please.
Where the roof linning meets the strip of material.
THen the door pillar,the centre one at the top where the roof linning meets the material.
I think the rear roof lining goes all the way down the rear...
Here is a handy Tyre Size Calculator/Comparator if your are thinking of changing rims or tyres:
Has anyone hooked up a electronic fuel sender modifying the old one with a new gauge?
Mine is still not working.
Or just replacing the old one in the tank with a new one.
Whats the best way to restore the latch and spring?
Having dramas with my Petrol 4.0l AU2 Fairmont, fuel pump was noisy so have replaced that after it gave up one morning before work, now it starts beautifully on cold mornings and runs well. While it's hot it's reliable as! The problem I have is once it's been driven and got hot,...
Hi just wanted to know if anyone has done this conversion and if anyone has any pics they can post
particularly the rear mount / cross member area
and shifter position.
These are the parts I have and plan to use
E Series T5
XF Bellhousing & clutch fork
Mustang T5 extension housing &...
Hi guys, are the dipsticks comparable across the ford range as I have snapped my dipstick at the seal. Item number is 76DA-6750-AD. Just wondering if a Cleveland dipstick would be similar as I cannot find a xflow one anywhere,
Been a while,
I'm taking off the headers to get ceramic coated cause there rusting.(should of got it done the first time).
How the heck do I get to the last bolt underneath at the rear?
a questions fellas:
My single speed motor was just clicking so i removed it and saw the cog and excess up and down play, almost like it is missing a plastic bush or spring at the end of shaft??
the little return to start copper spring is the only thing stopping the cog \ shaft from going up and...
What is the correct spark plug gap in Imperial and Metric ?
Are there vented front disc's available for a TC Cortina that just bolt on and then you use the caliper spacers that are available?
As far as I know this cortina has 9" housing and a 2.92 lsd diff center in it and as I'm rebuilding the car and putting a much stronger engine in, I'm going to put a t5 tranny in. Now what are my options for diffs and axles?
I'm going to need to run a 3.5 ratio gear due to the size of the...
What size convo pro size can you have so they sit inside the front wheel arch?
And dave what size convos have you got on the back if your yellow one?
Was thinking of going a bit more tougher look than granny spec.
Hi all I'm looking to upgrade my current 4cyl engine in my tf cortina, I would like to go with an sr20det engine but I'm not sure where to start.
I want to know
-how hard it will be
-rough cost idea
-what running gear I should use( transmission, diff)
-do I upgrade to 5 bolt axles instead of...
I've got a TD with no key!
I can start it, but the damn steering lock wont let me drive it.
Anyway, how do i get the ignition barrel out so i can get it to a locksmith?
Hi guy's, my td was engineered back in the 90s for a 302 Windsor but with standard brakes. So my question is i want to upgrade the whole braking system to make it much safer to drive, will i need to get it engineered again or can i jusg get the brake upgrade engineered on it's own, cheers Steve
Have tried Repco and Supercheap does anybody know if replacement LED for parking lights are available ? originals were incadescent baynet cap 4 watt
Bosch 1238A alternator fits Cortinas, Falcons and Fairlanes – have referred to the Bosch Repair Manual but does not help by simply stating to -- compress the brushes while fitting (does not state t how to keep the brushes compressed ). The auto electrician is not open today Saturday and the Repco...
Given that my combustion chamber size is 57cc(hf1 head) how much would the cylinder head chamber size decrease ? I'm chasing something along the lines of 51cc
I need one of these as my motor produces about half the pressure that my booster needs. Has anyone fitted one and if so, any recommendations?
Looking at upgrading to factory intermittent wipers on my TE
I'm assuming I need more than just a factory intermittent wiper stalk.
Do I also need a factory intermittent wipers wiring harness and or wiper motor?
Anything else I need?
Contacted Bosch in Melbourne today and they cannot tell me if their alternator BXF1238A which is rated at 85amp will bolt straight into the original alternator/AC bracket of a 81 TF 4.1 Xflow alternator rated at 55 amps.
Can someone assist ? need to know if a Bosch BXF1238A will bolt straight...
I've taken off the 350 carby to change the acc pump seal and have to re-coat my headers.
Thought about the manifold too as petrol has made it sh*t.
I painted it in the VHT paint.Has anyone polished it,not too shiny but just a flat silver,and what did they use?
I'm going to ceramic coat...
Just wondering if I need a cat for my Corty?
It's a 75 model.
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Hi all I am looking for some help seting up reconnecting my weber carburetor to my 250 crossflow would be great for some info or pictures thanks
I've got a 1975 cortina wagon that i need a new steering wheel for (getting her back on the road and original has cracks).
Found a guy that can cover in leather for 350.
Does anyone know where I can find one that will fit?
I don't want a chunky wheel!
Here is a photo of original.
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