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  1. 3 points
    Well excuse me but Capri clocks were mentioned ,not seeing your retro rides post how are we too know your refering to a set of Cortina clocks your not supposed to bad mouth people on retro rides but you don't think people on here deserve the same ,pardon me for only having a lifetimes experience in fords & was trying to clarify things so one party wouldn't be wasting the others time & money, you gobby c*nt I hope that's clear!!!!! PERHAPS I SHOULD WRITE IT IN CAPITAL's TOO FOR THE HARD OF THINKING!!!!
  2. 2 points
    Reluctantly I'm selling my Dad's Mk4 1600L Estate, 56.,650 miles. It needs a home where it can be used and enjoyed. First reg December 1978, my father bought it in March 1981 with about 15,000 miles. He owned it until he died in 1995, and I inherited it shortly afterwards. It was on the road until about 2005 as my son and I intended to restore it. The usual factors intervened and the project was shelved until about 2013-4. I decided to have it professionally restored and BSC members recommended Steve Taylor. He did the work, stripping back to bare shell, repairing all rust etc. and refurbishing mechanicals as required. I had the seats re-trimmed and fitted new carpet in floor and load compartment. The car looks beautiful and drives nicely. I have submitted an ad to ClassicCarsforSale website, and you can see it there or contact me for fuller details. Loads of history from original used car sales invoice, MOT's, bills, original user handbook. Hundreds of photos of restoration project available on a CD for the lucky buyer. Now tax exempt
  3. 2 points
    Thank you 🙂 I should have mentioned before, the reel is mounted up under the metal shelf, passes through a plastic guide and up and over the rear seat. You can just about see it in the final photo. The back rest of the seat is packed forward very slightly to give a little space for the belt to slide through. In all honesty it makes the belt slightly slow to retract (kinda period!) but operates fine the way it's meant to. I could possibly pack it forward a touch more to improve it. The whole idea for me was that it could all be returned to standard easily if need be and that I could actually take the kids out in it relatively safely.
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    It should now be showing just the old ones
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    ……..or only have the older smileys, they're much better and a sufficient number?
  6. 2 points
    As proven on the sunroof question, your knowledge of Cortina's is second to none and anyone from the outside looking in, you are always trying to help people, so this is a little bit out of order and someone else needs to wind there neck in, AND IT'S NOT YOU.
  7. 2 points
    I have everything you don't like but the car is stunning
  8. 2 points
    I will take more photos on Friday showing the rear of the chassis. The cab has been resprayed in an off white and spare paint comes with it to paint the tub but I was going to probably do it in Venetian Red to match my RS2000 xpack. I was going to fit a similar body kit with xpack alloys.
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    Hi mate - just found the one I had left - new in its packet if you still need one . Steve.
  10. 1 point
    Well hello folks and maybe goodbye for now too, i’m selling my 1973 2 door GT. 94,630 miles. It’s a good honest car, 2dr GT’s are getting hard to find now. It passed its mot on the 18th June 2020, i had an advisory on rear brake imbalance so fitted new cylinders both sides. Front callipers Rebuilt (by Bigg Red) with stainless steel pistons. HEL stainless braided flexi’s front & rear 2.0 pinto with electronic ignition (sierra dizzy) Twin choke 32/36 weber 4 branch GT exhaust manifold 5 speed Type 9 gearbox Atlas 3.75 diff. Gaz adjustable rebound dampeners front and rear (will come with original shocks) Polybushed almost everywhere front and rear ARBs (handles, stops and goes very well) Heated rear window Original interior (aftermarket gearknob) All gauges/interior light etc work Electric fan (via fused relay) operated with a genuine mk3 pfl dash switch to look standard. Halogen lamps. Fairly recent new carpet / belts no speaker holes in doorcards and rare factory blanking plate for radio Although it is wired to accept a modern iso plug stereo (All fused) Both doors, boot, ign and even the locking glove box work off one key, there’s also a spare key. Filler cap is locking and a nice original one but only one key for that. I know the boot spoiler and wheels might not be to everyones taste so I have a set of original sports steel wheels for it and (Dep on the price) a set of 1600E rostyles too. I also have a very good boot lid to go with it. It is a lovely car, its not perfect/concourse but it is very solid and does look great, it is very reliable. I had any structural work done by a classic specialist a few years back and it cost a small fortune. I later had some small bits at the back of the sills to inner arches done where i asked the restorer to put sill bungs back in so you can access down there to cavity wax and replace the bungs afterwards. All the factory jacking points are there and solid although i always use a trolley jack on the axles. The floor under the carpet is absolutely superb, see the last photo. If you need more pics (i have vids i can prob email too) just give me a shout. I am happy to negotiate on price/parts just let me know and hopefully we can settle on a price that suits. I really would prefer the car goes to a cortina enthusiast. I’ll prob get another, poss a backie or estate in a few years as i’ve never owned either of those but for now I fancy something modern while my son is quite young. £13750 ono
  11. 1 point
    Yep..we know this gem...lovely..honest bloke and car... good luck win sale rich
  12. 1 point
    I love them myself very period Halfords special parts or side street car shops ,pin stripes aerials spotlights center consoles Turtle air fresheners traffic lights to !! You could park up and plenty would take notice of your car because loads was doing it !! now a stock beige L that’s another story
  13. 1 point
    I don't need the hinges but I'd love to go and meet the guy... See how angry he is
  14. 1 point
    Putting a proper link to your ad might help.
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    FOR SALE – ST170 2.0 Powered 1983 Mk 5 Cortina Estate: ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’ · Ford Cortina Crusader Estate · First Registered 29/01/1983, so one of the last Cortina’s · Long MoT – expires 3rd June 2020 (no advisories) · 87,000 recorded miles (not verified, but MOT history on www.check-mot.service.gov.uk goes back to 2006 when the mileage was 35,000 so it may well be genuine). · Re-sprayed and extensively re-built about 3 years ago, since then it has done very few miles and was in storage for 2 years with the previous owner. · Modifications included: re-built 2.0 litre Focus ST170 engine fitted, new silicone hoses, Type 9 5-speed gearbox, new clutch, 4 branch manifold with custom made big bore stainless steel exhaust, Weber down-draught carburettor, new alloy high-flow radiator with additional fan, custom made prop shaft, conversion parts supplied by ‘Retro Ford’, poly-bushed throughout, slightly lowered springs and adjustable ‘Gaz’ shocks, 15 Ford alloys with good tyres, LED headlights etc. · Quite a well-known car among Cortina fans and the last few owners were Cortina Owners Club members. · Registration number independently valued by 2 companies at £400 (SGL 64Y) · Original velour interior in very good condition. · Current V5 in my name. £3995 ono Bodywork appears good with no visible rot or rust. It was painted about 2-3 years ago, and while it’s not the best paint job I’ve ever seen, it’s not the worst either and more importantly no rust has come though since being painted so it must have been in good shape and prepared pretty well before painting. The guy who did the conversion has sent me a number of photos pre-paint so you can see he did a thorough job, front wings were replaced then with good second hand genuine Ford ones. After the conversion work in around 2016 the owner put the car up for sale. It was bought by a guy living on the South Coast who only wanted to use it as a donor car and to remove the drive-train for a Ford Escort project. The Escort project never got going so earlier this year the chap took the Cortina out of storage and put it through an MOT in June this year (it failed first time on just an insecure brake line – passed 2nd time with no advisories). I had recently sold my ’66 Mustang and my wife’s Porsche Boxster and was looking for another (cheaper) ‘weekend’ car for us both to use as I’ve recently retired and need to downsize my fleet of cars! I saw the ad for the Cortina and to be honest it was a bit of an impulse purchase. I collected the car near Southampton on 1st July 2019 and drove 55 miles home on the motorway at motorway speeds and the car behaved perfectly. I suspect the ST170 engine is actually better on fuel than the old 2.0 Pinto it replaced, as well as being considerably quicker! The interior of the Cortina is in good condition and is a nice place to be, the seats are huge and comfortable and being an Estate it is huge inside. It has rear seatbelts but no stereo currently fitted (removed by the previous owner). So what’s wrong with it? Basically, not much, except my wife hates it and refuses to drive it (thinks it’s too big and heavy with no power steering). That said, I’ve not really warmed to it either – I’ve owned a lot of cars and some you love instantly, some you just don’t – this comes into the latter category for me. The rear bumper is from a Mk 4 Cortina, not a Mk 5, but it does it’s job and looks ok. After a few days of running around I noticed that the fan no longer kicked in when sitting in traffic. It was working when I bought it. I took it to my local mechanic who said the relay wasn’t working and that it wasn’t really wired in very well. He suggested re-wiring it and replacing the thermostatic switch and manual override switch on the dash and adding an in-line fuse to make sure it all worked properly in the future. This work is yet to be done (he’s been on holiday and busy since he looked at it) but should be done next week sometime. The car is fine when driven normally and air passing through the new big alloy radiator is enough to keep it at the normal temperature when not sitting in traffic, so you can road test the vehicle as it is if you’re interested. It should be fixed properly within a week or so, otherwise I’m happy to knock some money off if you want to fix it yourself (I avoid auto electrics like the plague!!) My original plan was to replace the headlights and wheels with standard items to get it even more ‘stock’ looking and to replace the missing ‘Crusader’ decals on the sides and bonnet. All these items are easy to find on eBay etc. In summary, this is a good solid Cortina Estate and becoming quite a rare car. It also has the advantage of the ST170 engine and gearbox conversion and all the other work which went with that, making this a really cool car. It’s not quite old enough to be tax and MOT exempt, but I got classic car fully comp insurance on it for around £120. Cortina prices are rising. I think I’ve priced this competitively for a quick sale at £3995. I’m just looking to get my money back so I buy something else and get out of the dog-house! I’m in Woking, Surrey if you want to view the car.
  16. 1 point
    Yes true I been London and Scotland buy car I want,not so bad now with wrapsap get good pics,car been offered in my home town and that doesent happen much to me lol,
  17. 1 point
    Never use the integral trans cooler in radiators, instal a separate trans cooler. I worked in a transmission shop for a while and the amount of failed trans cooler/rads was shocking. when the engine coolant gets into the trans oil the auto box needs a rebuild, it’s just not worth the risk.
  18. 1 point
    Yet another candidate for 3D printer.
  19. 1 point
    Mk3 rolling shell for sale, mainly solid but does need welding, no engine, bumpers or seats. Asking £1950 ono. Located in Somerset
  20. 1 point
    *BIG THANKS * To Kev & Andy AKA KRT & n'monkey220 The bug catcher is now safe at home
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  24. 1 point
    to buy a set of 13 inch Ford chrome Rostyle wheels preferably 5.5 J Forgot to say ' extremely ' poor!
  25. 1 point
    Aaron, (aja389) is sure to have plenty of these, PM him.
  26. 1 point
    ups, haven t seen this! i hope my donation arrived well?
  27. 1 point
    I think I might have one, I'll have a look tomorrow for you.
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