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  1. Great thanks i can get those holes drilled now
  2. Hi all, a guy needs to fit his door mirror ..unfortunately I welded up the mounting holes about 10 years ago and can't remember where the mirror was positioned. I don't suppose anyone has measurements of where the mirror needs to be or a clear photo of how Uncle Henry fitted them ?. Thanks in advance :)
  3. Thanks Sir Craig, Would the facelift Gt have something like this ? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/275152017968 Can't decide if it would look right on an XL ..was there a 4 door facelift GT ?
  4. That looks like a good idea thanks Deano. Was it difficult to get the tape to bend around the curves ?
  5. Thanks ghia that's a good idea about the masking tape ..I'm convinced it's going to grab and look crooked and then it will annoy me forever. I was even thinking of borrowing my brother in laws laser level
  6. Thanks chaps. I like the look of the curved stripe but it looks tricks so will practice with a bit of spare tape first. I can't see an obvious swage line so im convinced its going to look dog legged ..just going to aim for about an inch above the front indicator and the corner of the rear lamp.
  7. Hi all, Getting close to finishing this Mk3 just have a few little jobs to do. Does anyone know the spec of the factory coachlines (presume these were fitted at the factory and not the dealers?). I'm unsure of the exact position (should have taken measurements only have an old photo to go on when i bought the car in 2006). Presume it should follow the line of the trims fitted to the E and GXL? . Anyone fitted one of these..hints and tips gratefully received :)
  8. Thanks Sir Craig, gen ford one would be great if it's a snug fit on the old pipe Never meaused it before mines only a 46mm and doesn't stick out very far
  9. Hi, any recommendation for a decent quality chrome exhaust tailpipe trim for a 1600 Cortina...preferably not made in Chyna ?
  10. I 'repaired' my seat foams by cutting out the damaged section and glueing in new sections and sculpting them with a bread knife. ..then used a steamer to restore the bouncyness . You can buy sheets of 6 or 8mm foam in various densities on ebay and glue them on to give more padding if needed.
  11. Hi all, hope everyone had a good Christmas and made progress with their projects. Big thanks again to everyone whose given friendly advice and help on here. Especially Craig at Sheffield Cortina centre whose been unfailingly kind and helpful with suggestions and sorting me out with a few parts . ..and the guy in Liverpool who sold me a complete interior and gave me a carburettor with manifold (sorry I can't remember your name it was a good few years ago).Classic car people are the best I know this has been covered before but I cant find the post...I'm setting the tie bars on the front suspension and iirc the procedure is to set the wheel centres to 101.5 inches? Is this correct ? atb
  12. Thanks chaps Replaced the pump gasket with one that was supposed to be for a Cosworth engine and no more leaks since. Suspect the origonal gasket had shrunk or just a poor quality Chinese copy. Used a bit of the black gasket silicone too for belt and braces. Need to get some anti freeze in now and flush the rust out.
  13. Maybe a washer or two under the engine bracket would work .. unless the rubber is split or badly perished ?
  14. I was wondering if these would work ..they dont look as tall but could be shimmed with washers https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/202513741955?hash=item2f26c27883:g:o1QAAOSw~bhb-Ylk
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