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My 1966 Mk1 Cortina

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So as many of you are aware, I have moved on and off from Rolla's and onto something I have always wanted, and having been chipping away, but not as tho I have disappeared tho, ill be out there soon

 

Plans for the car, is drive it everywhere, visit pubs and find a good pie, throw it down the track, and around also

 

So I had picked up this Mk1 just south of the QLD/NSW border, body is in good condition considering, and all parts came with the car to finish her off, and here she is the day I got her home,

 

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The plan was to do same as I had done with the Corolla, and I would only part with the car, either if I was cut out of it, or pick up a Mk1 Cortina, so I decided to swap the motor from the Corolla into the Cortina,

 

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Given the changes that were to occur in QLD with the NCOP being adopted, I had to locate a fabricator that an engineer would sign off the cage, and all misc bits to go along with it, with that done and 7 ADR's on the plate, here she is on the truck off to get some scaffolding, as you can see how far the gearbox came back

 

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And here she is with the motor fitted and welded full cage finished, had to cut the trans tunnel out and hit the firewall, but fits neatly,

 

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Had chosen a colour for the car, its a Metallic Green, can't see much, but period specific would be a way to describe it

 

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Made up some seat rails, just waiting for U shape brackets, thought id test fit the seat also, since my back was sore

 

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and though id stiffen up the rear with a strut bar between the towers, looks the goods me thinks with the trans tunnel complete

 

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So now ill be working on the wheel tubs and square the outer guards, get the inside sandblasted

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FIRST!!!

 

will post a proper comment later mate.

 

P.S

about time for a thread

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Small update, decided to slap some paint on the engine bay to see how she will come up, and see if the Gear box tunnel I made up clears the box,

 

Colour looks good, will need to rub it back some more tho

 

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Engine sits perfect, however is rather tricky to position the engine in without scratching the paint, thinkin a hoist is on the cards, and drop the engine from underneath, the joys of engine conversions haha

 

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Have to point this out, drilled the hole for the shifter without positioning the box first, quite chuffed with myself, nearly got it spot on, just saying

 

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With all that done, realised that I used a round sling to lower the engine in, which wont come out as easy, bugger

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Wicked.............

 

Been lookin forward to seeing some photos of your work carlos!

 

I do love a good mk1 cortina.

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You should just build a tube steel chassis that is one big roll cage and get it out of your system.

 

Looks good bro. Might have to come have a look and a beer when I'm back.

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Thanks guys, you don't realise how much people are into these cars yet want to own one, feel a bit bad for throwing Jap parts into her,

 

I would go a tube frame chassis, and I would drive it on the street, can't help myself haha

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We have a few (3 or 4) of these that do all the hill climb and nostalgia races in WA, so fun to watch!

Love the colour you've gone with.

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Seems everyone has come across one in there life, my mates family had 6 of them at one time, and they grew on me, more so when I saw one at the track with a turbo engine in it, such nimble cars with style

 

Lotus Cortina, about 80k worth of real estate rolling around there, prefer the GT500 Cortina tho, ultra rare

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Alright small update,

 

Completed the seat rails, and the height of the seats I'm rather happy with, somewhat glad I did not go side intrusion bar/s, as getting in and out being tall is tricky, and don't want the lady to do a Paris Hilton, haha

 

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Have to show off my welding skills, have come along way, and sometimes you have got to learn and give it a go

 

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Thought id drop in the intercooler I had in the Corolla, sometimes you need that aesthetic appeal to keep you motivated, too wide tho, and is for sale

 

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Seeing intercoolers behind Mk1's on the street, give you that grin, wondering what is going on here

 

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Trying to organise Diff and Brakes now, time just gets away from you

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Wow 12 months since an update of any, I did say it time gets away,

 

So here is what the rear originally looks like, simple and proven of course,

 

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But thats not how I roll, opted for a 6 link, which enables full adjustment for street, track and circuit work

 

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Top arms to be tied in the back of the cage, box links on the floor, coilovers and brembo brakes on the rear should do the trick

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