I've brought a old car WARNING it's a mk3 cortina (well most of it)
Oft, this sounds sweet~ I just googled mk3 thinking it was the last one before the sierra, but pending pics of your find, it seems you have a musclecar-esque beauty.
Have you seen this (not as pretty) Granada?:Posted 4 years agotinsyMember
There was a 5 but it was a cheater really as it was just a facelifted 4.
My dad had a MK3 GXL think it was a 1.6 but not sure might have been a 2.0 , it was metalic green. (he had a 4 & 5 too) Pretty much all the running gear floorpans, suspension is very similar for the 3,4,5..
Nice looking car.
I had a MK2 1600E when I was 17, thought it was badass, but I think reality may be different.Posted 4 years ago
My dad had a mk 2 1.6L estate in white, a mk3 1.6GL in metallic brown (with vinyl roof) and (after a brief flirtation with the amazingly-powered Maxi 1750HL twin carb) the mk4 (although given the above it may have been a mk 5 – it was ‘W’ reg – 2.0L Ghia which was (IIRC) a twin overhead cam.Posted 4 years ago
it was a 2.ol xl but the wheel arches have been flared out all made from steel again the rear window has been well here’s a pic of the ebay add looks far better in the metal http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/171094496651?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
gonna buy an old pinto 2.0l and rebuild it myself race spec with super charger yes you heard that right super chargerPosted 4 years ago
And putting a rounded ovel shape window in the back bad ass still toying with colour either bronze gold or sky blue if i go sky blue I’m having a cream leather interior with sky blue stitching and if bronze gold then black leather from the bottom of the door’s up cream leather though oowwwwwPosted 4 years ago
Enigne bay looks reasonable spacious, I recon you could shoe horn the volvo / ford T5 2.5L turbo in that space. They make 415bhp with a Borg Warner K16 turbo 3.5″ DP and 3″ Intake / exhaust 😀 😀 😈
Not that I would recommend putting a modern engine in an classic (says the owner of the vw camper with the 165bhp scooby engine in it) but it is awfully fun 😛Posted 4 years ago
Went to look at a mk3 cortina yesterday (always wanted one) and I turned up expecting a rot box but it was far from it all rot had been cut out and new 1mm plate steel put in and by far a lot more work was done than I expected the chassis was completely clean underneath zero rust and not a single spot of p38 or p40 in sight everything had been red lead painted and most of the transmission rebuilt better than new and painted orange to say I was stunned would be an understatement so Now my wallets £1500 short and I need an engine 😆
Roll on the Hairy ford cortina build will add picks later when it’s dropped off at my garage 😀Posted 4 years ago
bloody scooby lump in a vee dub!!!!!!!!! your not the only one a few mates have done the same. I’m going to race build a pinto mate plus there’s no awkward electronic’s to go wrong if I don’t stick a modern lump in 😳 plus hours and hours of carb tuning fun lolPosted 4 years agoThrustyjustMember
Shame its been bastadised. Would take much to make it look nice again. Colleague has a 1600 GXL is yellow, which from the outside looks standard. Underneath lies a 2.9 v6 Cosworth with MT75 box. Uprated brakes, rear axle etc. All bolt in stuff. Its just had its first respray since Ford built it 3 months ago. Not much rot in that, but it had non original wings, so they were replace at nearly £600 a pair from Express Panels. Other than that, he replaced the front panel just because the wings were off.Posted 4 years agoThrustyjustMember
You would only ‘safely’ get over 300 bhp from an RS 2.5l not an ST lump. Issues with cracked liners and higher compression ratio is the cause. Running 300 in my ST and wont go higher.Posted 4 years ago
Personally I wouldn’t put a pinto back in the car. They are dog engines and never produce decent power and are boat anchors in weight. If you want an engine that runs ‘easily’ then I would look at a Zetec 2ltr. Had a standard Black top in my westie with throttle bodies which on Emeralds rollers was pushing 182 bhp. Standard head and cams. You would be struggling that reliably with a pinto turbo. You could also turbo the zetec with a decompression plate and RS focus mk1 exhaust manifold for an easy 280 bhp.NorthwindSubscriber
My grandad had a Mk4, brilliant car, looked like a brick except bricks don’t rust. He sold it on to a Ford enthusiast who basically gave it one solid kick and watched it dissolve as all the isopon fell out… But it’s still on the road, every time I see it I’m tempted to chase him down and just throw £50 notes at him for it.Posted 4 years ago
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