I've brought a old car WARNING it's a mk3 cortina (well most of it)
Hmm I know of a number of volvo T5 2.5L engines that are running 350+ that havent cracked the liners (yet) and at least a couple that have done 20k plus with BW K16’s on pushing 400. The B5254T3 in the S40 / V50 is quite a popular block stateside for modding.Posted 4 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
Nah, the Consul was a more angular behemoth wasn’t it…
I loved the Mk5 Cortina. Such a comfy car. And at the time, it (the 2.0 version) was quite quick. The Pinto engine was just so tunable. I put a 2.0 lump in a Mk3 Capri, then had it bored to 2.1with a 270 cam. On the road it was not far off the 2.8i I bought a few years later, especially after rejetting the carb.
I remember breaking down on the way back from watching Villa in Ipswich. (I’d been arrested for scrapping with some Ipswich fans…yes, I know I know tut tut).Posted 4 years ago
Anyhow, I was in my old Hillman Avenger & my mate had a Mk5 Cortina,…so he towed my all the way back. It took all bloomin night. 🙂JeromeSubscriber
I spent three month driving round nz in a mk 3 2000e in 1999. Awesome car and great ondition having been owned by an old boy. Proper driveable and lots of fun on the dirt tracks. New prop shaft was the only thing we needed. My dad had a mk3 in about 1980 and ours was in much better condition then his. Goodwork fella..Posted 4 years agoMatt24kSubscriber
My brother had a mk3 Cortina finished in a rather lovely metallic silver. Unfortunately it spontaneously combusted outside Streatham Ice Rink, even the glass melted. The only thing that survived in the interior were 2 unused Tampax belonging to his then girlfriend. I say “then” as she went onto to become the mental bitch from hell the almost ruined his life.Posted 4 years ago
Back to the OP, you have to stick a Cosworth Turbo lump or a small block V8 in it.
So, is it Cortina Day today or something?
Never noticed any Cortinas around – then this thread – then today there’s a Mk4 parked up my road (original condition), saw another Mk4 when out and about – then a lovely black MK1 ! Weird. My Grandad had a MK1 in blue, he used to take us down the beach in on the weekends. Great memories 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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