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Technical and mechanical discussion relating to the Ford Cortina

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Your Ideas for CC

    CC Members, We’re always keen to hear what you all have to say and are open to your suggestions of improving Cortina central. If you have any suggestions, make sure you reply here. They can range from new rooms and to the display settings…etc Yell out, ‘cause were listening. FAF Admin

    Started by PaulST‎, 07-01-2005 11:39 AM
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  2. Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: tech software/links

    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...

    Started by pcman‎, 30-11-2004 07:17 PM
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    1. Bonnet Cable Broken

      Bonnet Cable Broken TF Cortina (probably the same as a TD) Have heard some time ago that it is possible to release the bonnet catch by using screwdiver through the front grill. Can some one explain in detail how this is actioned --- photo would be a great help

      Started by Hallee‎, 01-08-2018 08:56 PM
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    2. Water leak in tf cortina

      Hi Guys, Got a bad water leak, behind the dash on the drivers side far right. Can't work out where it is starting from. Doesn't appear to be from the windscreen.... any other suggestions greatly appreciate. Cheers George

      Started by Techman‎, 14-03-2018 01:53 PM
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      10-07-2018, 11:02 AM Go to last post
    3. Bump Stop Mod

      Hi all, Ive got some old Kmac springs.They are prity short,i had them in before and i think they were hitting the bump stop on bumps. How much do you take off the bump stops or remove them all together. Cheers, Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 25-06-2018 04:53 PM
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      07-07-2018, 12:37 PM Go to last post
    4. Radiator for V8 Corty

      Hi guys, wondering what you guys have found to be the best rad to suit a windsor TC? I have a standard one in there at the moment and it runs a bit hot Cheers in advance

      Started by pistolpete‎, 12-06-2018 08:58 PM
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      15-06-2018, 05:42 PM Go to last post
    5. Thumbs up Replace your points with this

      I can solely recommend this product. It works and it is reliable. I have had one in the car now since 2012 and it has been faultless never had to adjust timing dwell nothing. Apart of the obvious set it and forget the difference it make to running and responsiveness is just increasable. I have mine...

      Started by TDCorty‎, 30-04-2018 05:47 PM
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      10-06-2018, 03:11 PM Go to last post
    6. Lowering front springs

      Hi all, Ive got super lows in the front with stock wheels and i still want it lower,prob about 2" or 3". Ive heard about people using 4cyl front springs. Mabybe cutting the super lows,i don't know. Someone help? Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 03-08-2015 02:15 PM
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      10-06-2018, 03:06 PM Go to last post
    7. What is the drain pipe from ?

      My TF Cortina has a recovery radiator system - so what is the drain pipe from that is on the kerb side and is located just behind the radiator (this is not the drain from the A/Cond) ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 27-05-2018 09:15 PM
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      10-06-2018, 02:54 PM Go to last post
    8. Does your Cortina overheat in Summer ? Advice please.

      Hi I drive my 10/72 Automatic TC Cortina at least fortnightly. I drove only 25 kms on Saturday and for the first time ever I watched as the temperature needle moved slowly to the red ! I have never had it move past halfway before and I've driven longer distance and on hot days. I had to drive...

      Started by Karin B‎, 19-03-2018 11:21 AM
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      05-06-2018, 12:33 AM Go to last post
    9. Adjustable Coilover Info

      Hi all, Is it worth getting these for my front suspension or just get shorter springs as the front's a bit too high still. Cheers, Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 11-05-2018 12:25 PM
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      13-05-2018, 01:53 PM Go to last post
    10. What is the best type of headlight bulbs to project maximum light on the road

      Replacement headlight bulbs for TF Cortina excluding LED headlight conversions.........what is the best type of headlight bulbs to project maximum light on the road ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 02-05-2018 09:09 PM
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    11. Need advice - TC Cortina wiper motor

      Hi My 10/1972 TC Cortina is at the mechanics needing a new wiper motor. I am looking on ebay to see what I can purchase. They have sourced one from a wreckers but the wreckers of course will be charging to take it out and they've advised that there is no guarantee that the wipers will park...

      Started by Karin B‎, 31-01-2018 03:28 PM
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      20-03-2018, 10:19 AM Go to last post
    12. Welsh plugs

      For a 4.1 xflow can someone confirm if there is a welsh plug in the rear of the block or is the only one in the rear of the head ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 09-01-2018 11:35 AM
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      15-02-2018, 05:39 PM Go to last post
    13. Windsor into TC questions

      Hi guys, does anyone have any pictures of engine mounts to fit a Windsor into a TC? Also, will a standard water pump fit with the fan or is a short water pump needed? Cheers, Pete

      Started by pistolpete‎, 03-06-2017 08:45 PM
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      25-01-2018, 08:24 AM Go to last post
    14. Looking for a User Manual

      I have been given an instrument called a "Kar Mate" Multi-Tune. It is capable of measuring V, Amps, Dwell and RPM. However I don't have the user manual. There is some technical stuff I need to know. If anyone has a user manual for this instrument, may I have a pdf copy please. I can't find...

      Started by RonB‎, 04-01-2018 12:34 AM
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      07-01-2018, 12:18 PM Go to last post
    15. Door Belt Info

      Hi all, Been a long time, Just wondering does anyone know where i can get some clips for the inner door belts. The outer ones have clips on them already. I've got someone at Rare spares looking for me. Catchya, Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 18-12-2017 10:48 AM
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      02-01-2018, 05:04 PM Go to last post
    16. Stromberg Carby troubles !

      Hey all, I've got a TC XLE with a Stromberg Carby (BOV2) and have put a kit through it. My problem was as before I put the kit in. You can start the car and it does every it's suppose to do, only that when you put the car in gear (Auto) and underload, the carby seems to flood itself and starts to...

      Started by my87xffalcon‎, 08-09-2008 12:33 PM
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      10-11-2017, 11:32 PM Go to last post
    17. Can you repair a fuse mounting

      Hi guys, has anyone had to fix a spring loaded copper tab inside a fuse box. I suspect the copper has become so annealed (hardened) with age that when I replaced a fuse recently I notice one of the tabs starting to crack/break. In fact the only thing holding this in place is some super glue I had...

      Started by TDCorty‎, 12-09-2017 05:02 PM
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      23-10-2017, 01:12 AM Go to last post
    18. inner tie rod removal

      Does anyone know how to remove these inner tie rods on the cortina, its completely smooth other than the grooves?

      Started by samgreer8‎, 05-09-2017 01:01 PM
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      12-09-2017, 05:28 PM Go to last post
    19. Engine Oil Cooler Query

      Hey all... I need to install an engine oil cooler and was thinking about installing it to the underside of my boot floor mounted on an angle with -12AN lines. Do you think this will create an issues with engine pressure drop. I don't really have room anywhere else at the front of the car...

      Started by jim__10‎, 23-07-2017 09:28 PM
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      31-08-2017, 04:46 PM Go to last post
    20. steering column cover rubbing

      id love to know if anyone knows how to remove the cylindrical thing behind the boss kit in this photo. it is rubbing against the steering column cover and i need to remove it to try and fix the problem( probably by using another flange). im not really sure why this is happening or how to fix it so...

      Started by samgreer8‎, 22-08-2017 09:20 PM
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      31-08-2017, 04:31 PM Go to last post
    21. TE / TF Door Hinges

      Hey all just wanted to know if anyone has a fix for worn door hinges ? The front ones on my TF have excessive movement in them presumably the pin is worn just wondering if they can be bushed or something.

      Started by a.p.1976‎, 30-07-2017 07:07 PM
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      23-08-2017, 07:02 PM Go to last post
    22. TC 250 general service and spark plug check

      Hi All, 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...

      Started by tfghiatcxlematt‎, 20-11-2013 03:05 PM
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      06-08-2017, 09:01 PM Go to last post
    23. need help, what carby's can be used on cortinas

      hey guys any advice would be appreciated my carby needs a rebuild, but i wanted to know if there were any other options available that can be used on a pinto te. i would love to have one without the emission/ vacuum hoses if possible. I don't really have much experience with these cars and would...

      Started by samgreer8‎, 06-08-2017 01:02 PM
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    24. MK I GT Cortina,help needed with carby

      Hi I have been out of the small ford scene for many years. Too many. A friend has bought a MK1 Cortina GT and having carby problems. Is the original carby a 28/36.Can these still be bought new. The Weber fitted to the MK2 GT 1600's,is it to big for the 1500 and what number/model are they. Any,...

      Started by Wasp47‎, 24-07-2017 07:20 AM
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    25. Carjackers

      Wonder if anyone has considered installing a soleinoid fuel lock in their Cortina to prevent carjacking ? But one of the associated problems would be where to conceal/hide the switch so that it cannot be found (unfortunately carjackers have some intelingence) What are your thoughts ? Has anyone...

      Started by Hallee‎, 23-07-2017 06:12 PM
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    26. Hazard lights on a TE

      I have a guy up the road from me wrecking a TF Ghia Would love to grab the hazard lights assembley out of it so I can have hazard lights on my TE What do I need other than the switch? Is it just the wiring from the switch to the flasher relay?, or do I need the entire wiring loom, or???

      Started by TEV8‎, 12-07-2017 02:23 AM
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      14-07-2017, 12:18 AM Go to last post
    27. Cool Deciphering instrument panel

      Hey guys :) I'm Christina, from Liverpool England and I've got a Mk5 Cortina Crusader And I've recently bought some Aussie spec clocks, and I just need a bit of help deciphering which pin is what on the multiplug. I might need a new PCB also but I'm not sure yet. Any help would be...

      Started by ChristinaGXL‎, 23-06-2014 10:55 PM
      clocks, cortina, dash, uh oh, wiring
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    28. What size tyres ya rekon???

      Do you think these are 14's Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 18-05-2017 03:14 PM
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      24-05-2017, 09:10 PM Go to last post
    29. Hydraulic Lifters

      Ford can no longer supply hydraulic lifters for a 4.1 xflow ..... want to buy a quality product cost not important. Repco do not know country of origin, can some one assist with a reputable brand ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 05-05-2017 02:03 PM
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      06-05-2017, 03:13 PM Go to last post
    30. TD - TE Under Dash Hydraulic Clutch

      Came across this on Mal Wood Automotive when looking at gearbox and shifter stuff. http://malwoodauto.com.au/product/ford-cortina-td-te-hydraulic-clutch-pedal-assembly/ No pics though.

      Started by Tim9‎, 19-02-2017 12:49 PM
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    31. Philips Xtreme Vision headlight bulbs

      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 ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 16-03-2017 09:25 PM
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      21-03-2017, 09:14 PM Go to last post
    32. Window washer motor info

      Hi all, 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. Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 05-03-2017 09:44 PM
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      17-03-2017, 06:26 PM Go to last post
    33. TC Cortina knob removal

      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 :( cheers Bernie

      Started by Bernie351‎, 27-02-2017 12:07 PM
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      27-02-2017, 12:32 PM Go to last post
    34. Transmission Belts

      Bottom Cog or Top Cog which is better and why ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 26-02-2017 07:08 PM
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    35. 14inch tyres

      Hi all, Has anyone used 14/75/225 on the back?

      Started by 1973‎, 02-02-2017 10:06 PM
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      05-02-2017, 09:17 PM Go to last post
    36. 350 Holley fuel float

      Hi all, 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. Cheers, Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 26-12-2016 08:41 PM
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      28-12-2016, 12:04 PM Go to last post
    37. FG Cortina Sump

      Got my hands on one of these yesterday Anyone got pics of one modded to suit Cortina ?

      Started by a.p.1976‎, 23-12-2016 04:47 PM
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      26-12-2016, 10:51 PM Go to last post
    38. Intake manifold adapter

      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...

      Started by a.p.1976‎, 22-12-2016 09:42 PM
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    39. Door Weather Strips Info

      Hi all, Just wondering what yas think of these? Bren. http://www.kingswoodcountry.com.au/buy/ford-door-weather-belt-front-rear-inner-outer-full/kRDB2001-7

      Started by 1973‎, 22-12-2016 06:42 PM
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    40. Tyre info

      Hi all, Found a guy who can weld stock rim centres into a 14inch rim. What fat tyres can I put on the back without scrubbing? Cheers.

      Started by 1973‎, 08-12-2016 06:47 AM
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      08-12-2016, 06:35 PM Go to last post
    41. LED headlight bulbs for a TF Cortina

      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 ?

      Started by Hallee‎, 04-11-2016 09:08 PM
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      03-12-2016, 06:58 PM Go to last post
    42. Door seals

      Hi all, Where can I get brown pinch weld door seals? Thanks, Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 02-11-2016 10:55 AM
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      17-11-2016, 11:43 AM Go to last post
    43. Master cylinder

      Hi Everyone, 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...

      Started by guscorty‎, 19-08-2016 11:04 AM
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      09-11-2016, 09:07 PM Go to last post
    44. 2v manifold info

      Hi all, 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. Cheers.

      Started by 1973‎, 25-08-2016 10:37 PM
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      01-11-2016, 06:52 AM Go to last post
    45. Bonnet latch info

      Hi all, 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. Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 05-10-2016 07:16 PM
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      20-10-2016, 12:55 PM Go to last post
    46. More problems

      Hi all, 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...

      Started by 1973‎, 19-10-2016 07:12 AM
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      20-10-2016, 12:46 PM Go to last post
    47. Strange question corty kids

      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. Bren.

      Started by 1973‎, 05-10-2016 11:44 AM
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      07-10-2016, 02:01 PM Go to last post
    48. Holley leaking

      Hi all, 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. Cheers.

      Started by 1973‎, 18-09-2016 04:16 PM
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      04-10-2016, 04:06 PM Go to last post
    49. Front panel bolts

      Hi all, 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.

      Started by 1973‎, 14-09-2016 08:33 PM
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      16-09-2016, 10:00 PM Go to last post
    50. TD Brake Booster question

      Hi 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...

      Started by Skyman‎, 03-09-2016 01:53 PM
      • Replies: 3
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      10-09-2016, 08:26 PM Go to last post

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