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  1. I think a lot of problems stem from waste and over consumption so we have basically created the issues we face. Frustrating for those of us who’ve made an effort most of our lives not to wast things... Wasting food, wasting fuel with poor driving habits etc etc etc. If your house isn’t adequately insulated it wastes energy, it may not even be much so people ignore it or find it acceptable but it’s not just one individual doing this it’s billions of people worldwide.
  2. Looking good. Is that a mk5 front subframe giving you the camber? Considering using a spare fl subframe on my pfl because I have a bolt stuck on stripping mine, the top wishbone pivot. Can’t get the f***er to shift. Maybe see if I can get it pressed out as a last resort unless anyone has any ideas.
  3. One thing to remember is the rear wheels sit further inboard than the front. The front will have the most poke on those wheels. I have 17x7 but it’s something like ET30 on my mk3 (not my choice of wheel, it’s what came on the car..) they sit about one inch into the arch on the front but have plenty of clearance on the rear. I’ve had 15x6 ET22 in the past (195/50/15) they were fine and 13x6 ET12 fine, Capri deep dish steels 13x5.5 ET19 both sets of 13’s on (185/70/13) they were all fine. The wheels I’m replacing my current set with are some 1970’s hurricanes for the rear at 14x7 they are around ET5 and with 195/75/14 tyres, I know for a fact they won’t go on a drastically lowered car like mine without arch rolling or narrower tyres. ET (offset) is measured in mm that would make those alloys you’ve seen sit further out by 12mm more than the old Cheviots I have, this might not seem like a great deal but my guess is even with 175 tyres unless you have enough clearance from the ride height and fit adjustable shocks to stiffen it up it’ll be an issue, especially if you have passengers.
  4. Does anyone know how much hose will you need for a Mk3? Baring in mind I'd use the hard line down the chassis rail.
  5. Looking good :) I haven't posted on here for about a year either I guess, logged in and saw your post. :) I wonder also how many build threads have gone due to photobucket after they started charging for the service. Joe was over today for a bit of welding/bacon butty and beer. good to get a bit of solid metal in it.
  6. Atlas 3.75 complete. A decent upgrade, especially if you are seeking more power as these are much better than the koln and more upgradable if you want an LSD. Bought from a Mk3 owners club member but never used. pick up preferred, they are a heavy bit of kit. located 15mins From J18 M4 £275 ono Thanks, Rich
  7. Who knows mate. After a few years around cortinas I cant see me not having another in the future. Prob a nice little 1600 xflow SA backie or an estate for chucking camping gear in the back of & pottering around in. Got to get the performance car bug out of my system so that’s what I’m after for now. Will still be seeing Cortina mates locally with their projects. Gonna try to make cortina day nxt year. I’ll prob be .ed then that i wont have the GT to celebrate the 50’th with 😬
  8. Thanks guys. The time feels right to move on now, easy to type that not so easy to look at the car and feel it. But I have the urge for something quick that won’t involve pulling the car apart. I will get another one day as I think once cortinas are in your blood that’s where they stay.
  9. 15x6 4x108 PCD ET23 Nice Set of Wheels i bought from Nog on here a couple of years back. Looked good on my cortina but i have around 30 wheels I’ve amassed and i keep tripping over them. As i’m selling my car i don’t really need them any more. Located in Bath, Somerset. £200 Thanks, Rich
  10. 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. Nice one Chris. Always great to see a 2 door, score on the price. I paid £500 twenty years ago for my first 2dr.
  12. Really looking forward to seeing the progress. Well done Ken.
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