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  1. Thanks Craig for reply...... never heard of BDE only Girling and ATE ....... do you mean that the Brake Calipers were also different and that if so this feature of needing longer/deeper brake pipe male unions is correct?
  2. Guys..... I have what looks like 2 types of M16 Brake Calipers for MK3/4/5 Cortina's (and other Fords) ..... the main difference is that the metric threaded brake pipe connection in the caliper (female section) is way deeper/longer than the standard type ..... why is this ...as it causes problems with having a have a different brake pipe union connection (male section) that needs changing ...... Are these M16 calipers for a different Ford than a Mk3/4/5 Cortina?
  3. Thanks TIB3000 - Never thought of that method! Will try...... Also DGO - plan to do the bushings - have the old ones out and ready to press in the new ones....
  4. Great advice there lads ....will try as both upper and lower arms are off the car .....thanks again .... KK
  5. Guys I am changing Upper and Lower Ball Joints in my early'72 Cortina....... they are the originals and so have the domed rivets fitted.....and the replacements have the usual nut/bolt included to replace the rivets What is the best way to cleanly remove the domed rivets other than to use a hand grinder which will more than likely damage the surrounding area with grinder marks/scars etc.......is a pillar drill in combination with a vice of some sort the answer? Suggestions invited from those who have carried out this task before............
  6. Thanks Craig - hope all well with you in Sheffield!
  7. Thanks JS2 ...... mIght be rough and ready, but I get the idea ......how long is it from top most part to the bottom (lowest threaded part) ...... and how far does threaded upper section extend into the box section? Many thanks again for going to the trouble of posting these pics......
  8. I am re-assembling a Mk3 Full Suspension Clip/Subframe etc ....I have cleaned all the nuts/bolts/washers as I wish to use old ones rather than get new items or get them re-zinced etc... Any ideas on a suitable coating that I could use to keep the expected rust away as the protective coating has probably been wire-brushed away whilst cleaning them on a bench wire wheel...... WD40 any good? Any advice gratefully accepted......
  9. Yes - located in Ireland......thanks for offer btboy.......... I saw a similar tool on You Tube re Ruby restoration - excellent video and will try to get one made using an old clamp-type compressor tool and a piece of box iron.....
  10. Thanks Martog..... got them off by positioning suspension clip/subframe in front of a chain link fence and slowing releasing lower wishbone castle nut until it comes away..... I aided process by trying to fit 2 x spring compressors (more suitable for a McPherson strut to be honest) and compressing as much of the spring as possible before releasing the lower wishbone castle nut as above......when it happened the release of compressed spring energy wasn't as great as anticipated ... Best way would be to make a tool that is closest to the original Ford Tool No.14006 as possible as I have used one in the past and makes this job a doddle! Anybody got the template ?
  11. Sorry have to re-position yesterday's post..... Looking at this old 2015 thread re Ford Tool 14006....Beowulf then mentioned that he made one easily out of an old Ford jack. Can anybody actually give the dimensions etc involved and the various welding instructions etc...... This type of tool should be in the tool kit of every Mk3/4/5 owner as they will used at some time or other - AND add immensely to the health and safety side of removing coil springs from our Cortinas 3/4/5 I have a spare suspension clip on a bench that I wish to dismantle - I'm now at the coil spring removal time and at my age I value my head and remaining teeth very highly indeed! So I cannot use the jack to compress the suspension bottom arm to slowly work the spring loose and remove......has to be done on the bench!
  12. Looking at this old 2015 thread re Ford Tool 14006....Beowulf mentioned that he made on e easily out of an old Ford jack. Can anybody actually give the dimensions etc involved and the various welding instructions etc...... This type of tool should be in the tool kit of every Mk3/4/5 owner as they will used at some time or other - AND add immensely to the health and safety side of removing coil springs from our Cortinas 3/4/5 I have a spare suspension clip on a bench that I wish to dismantle - I'm now at the coil spring removal time and at my age I value my head and remaining teeth very highly indeed! So I cannot use the jack to compress the suspension bottom arm to slowly work the spring loose and remove......has to be done on the bench! I
  13. Is there any simple way to bench test a fuel sender unit for a Mk2 Cortina before re-fitting to tank and filling up with fuel to test whether it reads properly? I'm thinking of testing it with a spare fuel gauge from a 1600E and a spare battery...... not electrically minded, so simple solutions only please! Also...when you open up the box section that contains the sender "element" they usually look worn..... is repair a DIY job or more complicated?
  14. Thanks Craig - a mine of info....will have to guess ....the coils number 7 on all 6 springs and the coils look standard thickness......
  15. Guys...need help trying to identify or ways of identifying Front Suspension springs to suit early pre-facelift Mk3 Cortina Front Coil Springs... Over the years I have 3 pairs on my spares shelf...as follows 1.Lowest ones - unmarked 1" lower than tallest ones .....shiny black ones described on box as Chrome Vanadium finish - no brand on box...but a Blue and a Pink paint mark (as Ford used designate them for each model) 2.Next tallest - unmarked ...1/2" lower than tallest ones 3.Tallest ones - Marked "AMK Automotive with code CS10083 OR... are front springs identified by how high they are ? ....only interested in STANDARD springs for a 2000GXL... so how high in inches or cm/mm's should a standard set be ? All help appreciated.....
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