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Johnnys 1965 Mk1 Cortina 2 door build

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Tonight I fitted the single most important thing ,for a performance MK1 Cortina ..............

The new old stock Maystar roof aerial.

😁

Getting the lead down was a bit of a fiddle, but it's done🙄

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I bet that will all be neat, tidy and factory looking by the time you've worked your magic Johnny. 

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2 minutes ago, nascar66 said:

I bet that will all be neat, tidy and factory looking by the time you've worked your magic Johnny. 

 

I takes so long to do 🙄

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I got a bit bored with the tedious wiring 🙄

So I took the differential out this afternoon. I can take it into work next week and strip, clean, inspect it, and build it back up with the torque baising LSD in my lunch break.

The diff turned out to be a 3.9 , which it should have been.

I put up a picture of the gearbox ratios, worked out with the diff ratio and tyre size 😜

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poor speeling

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What an awful weekend. I spent the afternoon finishing off the dash wiring loom, so that I can put that in and have a wire up of the lotus dash pod and the other stuff that needs connecting up. 

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Wiring is very time consuming to do it right but very rewarding when it all works.:) Good work so far .

 

Tony

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I will be  a bit pensive about connecting up the battery later on when I fit it all up.

It doesn't matter how many times I check it, I still might have got something wrong🙄

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I striped the diff down lunchtime, the bearings and diff pinion and crown wheel look in very good condition.

I'm not striping the pinion down, so I just needed to remove the bearings and swap them over to the new diff centre.

I was unable to remove the bearings without damaging them, so I have had to order some more from a local bearing supplier.

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Today I built up the new diff centre, and set up the back lash and pre load on the centre.

I replaced the pinion seal, and checked the pinion bearings were ok.

I also checked the mesh between the pinion and crown wheel, all ok.

Just got to fit a drain bung with a strong magnet to the rear axle.

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Diff fitted today , propshaft on, brakes adjusted up😜

Gearbox and diff oil in tomorrow.

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