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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
    Will try and add some pics I was saving to have it painted but something else came up its like me looks better at distance have owned for 7 yrs...tax and test exempt any questions comments welcome....cheers kev
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    It should now be showing just the old ones
  6. 2 points
    ……..or only have the older smileys, they're much better and a sufficient number?
  7. 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.
  8. 2 points
    I have everything you don't like but the car is stunning
  9. 1 point
    hmm that´s one of the nicest alloy wheels for a MK1
  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
    Sadly due to a sudden change in circumstances and a loss of workshop space, I’ve had to list the above for sale on ebay which is a hateful place to try and sell anything. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Cortina-MK5-Restoration-Project/203034048518?hash=item2f45c5b806:g:0JYAAOSwsJ1e-NjR You may well remember this belonged to Tibbsy on here / it does need a lot of welding - details are in the listing. I’m gutted at having to let this one go as I was determined to get going but sadly I’ve no real choice. I’d prefer it went to an enthusiast if possible. I paid £1300 last year and I’d like to try and get back as much as possible. Please message me if you’re interested or want any further info. Thanks. Mike.
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    Hope that's ok - the small bracket to the pedal brackets is on the same plain as the top bracket , and also comes with a hole for the return spring to the brake pedal on the other side . cheers-Steve.
  14. 1 point
    Happy birthday old boy!
  15. 1 point
    No problem. I just hope the pictures make some kind of sense. I wasn't sure what to do about the bolt which appears through the top of the plastic parcel shelf. All factory holes I might add. I didn't drill it. In the end I found something in my kit... A couple of spare seal caps from an Iveco Daily brake caliper 😀 Maybe not the best but it's OK for now, it just loosely lays over the bolt head.
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  17. 1 point
    At the time, the Hella grille with driving lights was not a cheap bit of tat, it was a quality upgrade, by the way, if any one wants to give me a £100.00 for mine, then I will not be offended!!!
  18. 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
  19. 1 point
    My car wears a louvre on the rear screen, it shades the back seat noticeably and as I often have my dogs in the back I'd say it does a job, some might call it tat though......I love it. Would be a funny world if we all liked the same thing?
  20. 1 point
    Steve I'm just glad you've chosen to put that rare new old stock item on Ebay and not on your car . My concern is the fact that you have this item in your possession in the first place suggests that at one point you had considered fitting it to your car . My view is that the only place this sort of bolt on plastic tat looks good is in landfill or under the wheels of a large truck.
  21. 1 point
    Just beware, there's a MK1 Granada Ghia on the bay of thieves, the title is the name he is giving out, payment by PayPal or escrow, and he will organise it to be delivered to your address blah blah blah, just trying to get more info out of him, have said l will pay by bank transfer, just give me your details, excuse after excuse, I need to get my firearms license renewed.
  22. 1 point
    Putting a proper link to your ad might help.
  23. 1 point
    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
  24. 1 point
    That mk5 estate theres nothing of it he removed the windows rotten interior ready for banger racing
  25. 1 point
    Not completely moving on mate. All will be revealed in a couple of months.
  26. 1 point
    FFS.... SCC...THIS IS A COMPLETE MK5 CORTINA V6 CLOCK ASSY Hope this is clear!!!!!
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