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Dave A

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About Dave A

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  • Birthday 12/23/1960

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    Norton, New Brunswick,Canada

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  1. The vents are the some whether 2 or 4 door.
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    Car For SaleTest Advert

    Wow..neat to see one for real even if it is a little tattery. Is this car still around?
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    Type 9 gear box

    Hi tiswass, What does that radiator fit? You wouldn't know the length and width of the core? I need one for my 2.9 conversion.
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    mk 2 front windscreen

    Well I have tried a few different main glass companies for a number of years now with no luck, now after alot of digging, this firm called All Glass claim they can get one but they want over 800.00 Dollars for it which is more than I can afford. I dont care if the screen is tempered or laminated as long as it fits. I'm really itching to drive this car after all this time. The other thing is since spring the car has been outdoors under a tarp with the screen out which I'm not fond of and winter is not far round the corner. It would cost hundrerds of dollars to ship a screen from here to Canada though and no courier firm would insure it against breakage :thumbup: I was thinking more of someone in USA having a used one try ridgeliven on ebay in California he has broken cortinas in the past he may still have a screen. Thanks very much for that i'll give him a try.
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    mk 2 front windscreen

    Well I have tried a few different main glass companies for a number of years now with no luck, now after alot of digging, this firm called All Glass claim they can get one but they want over 800.00 Dollars for it which is more than I can afford. I dont care if the screen is tempered or laminated as long as it fits. I'm really itching to drive this car after all this time. The other thing is since spring the car has been outdoors under a tarp with the screen out which I'm not fond of and winter is not far round the corner.
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    mk 2 front windscreen

    Your problem is definately having the wrong screen , if you have two different seals one of them must be right - none of the seal manufactureres seem to understand that there are 2 different screens for some reason. But I think he's saying both the new seals are the same thickness (and different from the original) That's correct. Through the course of this, since I pulled the screen out a year ago, I've broken one screen (laminated) and ruined 1 and almost 2 seals trying to get this thing back in the hole. I've done several screen replacements on all my Cortinas over the past 30 years and never had this problem. When I realed my Series 1 car recently I got them from Burton Power and they fit a treat. I do remember years ago while replacing a screen on a Series 2 car and unknowingly installing the smaller screen into the original series 2 rubber and having about a 1/4 inch gap across the screen. At the time I just figured that maybe the rubber was shrunken and maybe had a poor reproduction screen so I just shimmed it up into place plugged it with sealant which was a bodge but seemed like the thing to do at the time. It worked, well it didn't leak too bad :rolleyes: Am I right in thinking most Mk 2 in U.K. were tempered windscreens?
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    mk 2 front windscreen

    Well, so far I haven't been able to find a place that lists different seals between early and late models. I've already purchased two different seals, one from U.K. and the other from New Zealand, using what I think is a series 2 screen and no success. I would be grateful for any info on where I may be able to purchase either or both items, new or used.
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    mk 2 front windscreen

    Hi everyone, I'm in bad need of a front windscreen for my series 2 Mark 2. (KY build date) It's been off the road with the screen out for over a year now because the spare screen I have seems too big and wont fit in with the 2 different screen seals that i have tried. It seems the new seals are thicker than the one taken out of the car. If I am correct, I need a series 1 screen which were smaller. Of screens i've checked, one measures 576 mm from top to bottom at the center of the screen, the other measures 581 mm and wont go in. Could somene please help me locate one of the smaller of the 2 screens?
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    Pretty good Mk 2's

    These Mk 2's keep coming out of the woodwork round here. You get a few Mk 1's as well but the Mk 3 is as rare as rocking horse poo. I only know the whereabouts of one in Canada.
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    Pretty good Mk 2's

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1968-FORD-C...d=p4506.c0.m245
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    Pretty good Mk 2's

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Genuine-196...d=p4506.c0.m245
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    Pretty good Mk 2's

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RARE_W0QQit...d=p4506.c0.m245
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    Mk 2 inside door glass trim seal

    I'm wondering if anyone knows if the soft trim (cat whisker) seal that goes between the door glass and the inside of the door is available anywhere? Thanks in advance Dave
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    wanted track cotrol arms

    There are usually a set on ebay.
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