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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!!!!
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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?
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    I have everything you don't like but the car is stunning
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    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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    I have a c3 automatic gearbox in good working condition, only removed as converting the car to manual. £100, collection from Bolton or can arrange courier at cost
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    Thought it was a secret sweetie
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    Not completely moving on mate. All will be revealed in a couple of months.
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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.
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    When you are looking for a classic car, miles away doesn't matter. You can't pop down your dealership. You have to be prepared to travel
  13. 1 point
    FFS.... SCC...THIS IS A COMPLETE MK5 CORTINA V6 CLOCK ASSY Hope this is clear!!!!!
  14. 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.
  15. 1 point
    I am breaking a mk 3 Cortina 2000E, all parts are available including hard to get trim,everything is for sale right down to the last but and bolt. If you need any parts please let me know. Thanks *** CAR NO LONGER BEING BROKEN FOR SPARES, SORRY ***
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    Hi, sorry for my delay in answering you, I got bogged down with problems with my own car. I am definitely interested in the parts but I now find I need to shell out on some panels for mine, so I guess it will depend on how quickly you need the sale and collection done. Cheers Paul
  17. 1 point
    Yet another candidate for 3D printer.
  18. 1 point
    GhiaMK4/5 at 68 years old I should really grow up and stop buying Gumball cars!
  19. 1 point
    I have decided its time to sell on my gt banded steels ,they have had hardly any road use a couple of hundred miles if that and then I took them off the car when I started doing some mods and have been in dry storage since,front wheels are 6.5j with 175/50/13 tyres and rear wheels are 7.5j with 195/50/13 tyres , the rear 195s btw are trailer tyres ,not really for car use but I used them anyway 🙄,spare is a lotus steel painted to match with a new 175/50/13 tyre (different make to front pair) that's never touched the tarmac or even got chance to be put in the boot for that matter. also to come with this lot is a new 175/50/13 tyre same make as front pair and a rattle can although almost empty containing the paint code should they get chipped. wheels have been shot blasted,sealed,etch primed,primed,top coated and lacquered and still look like they did when I put them on. I would like to get £700 for these but any reasonable near offer would be considered and would also need to be collected from Dagenham in Essex. any real genuine interest and I can take pics of them start of the week,below is what they look like when first on the car .
  20. 1 point
    Mk3 rolling shell for sale, mainly solid but does need welding, no engine, bumpers or seats. Asking £1950 ono. Located in Somerset
  21. 1 point
    it had a blue cloth interior, the only bit left is the rear seat and the odd card
  22. 1 point
    I have a mk3 for sale. It has been sitting in my father's garden for 25 year's and needs welding. Engine is 2.3 V6 not original but starts and moves. Sounds good. Ray 07745229709
  23. 1 point
    All same only real difference is manual or automatic choke.
  24. 1 point
    *BIG THANKS * To Kev & Andy AKA KRT & n'monkey220 The bug catcher is now safe at home
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    you can buy new at burtons had set on my mk1 escort looked ok,even buckles looked right
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