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Old 10-17-2006, 05:18   #1 (permalink)
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Mk1 cortina - Celica 5 speed? Volvo brakes?

Hey everyone top forum just joined tonight (should be studying for exams but oh well...) I've got a 64 mk1 cortina (pre airflow) that i'm in the process of building a 1600 xflow for (to replace stock 1500). Everybody seems to use celica boxes and i've heard of it done to corty's but just a few quick q's... Is it fairly straightforward (i heard that it's easier with an automatic shell than a manual as the transmission tunnel is bigger etc...) are there different types of toyota 5 speed and what's the one to get if so? This is only my second car so any help would be great guys. (also i've heard it said that volvo front disc conversions are a fairly common mod on early cortinas and escorts... what does this involve? do the volvo rotors bolt straight on or...? Cheers, Jimmy
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Old 10-17-2006, 19:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Mk1 cortina - Celica 5 speed? Volvo brakes?

hey
yes there are different types of celica box's
but there are ford ones that work to not sure on the little 1600 but.
and yes ive herd that they use volvo brakes but not sure if its just calipers etc.
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Re: Mk1 cortina - Celica 5 speed? Volvo brakes?

jimmy,
i spose it depends on how much power you intend on putting at the gearbox
and what the car is going to be used for
yes autos tunnels are best as more room but not many around so expect to have to do some work there to fit a 5 speed into a manual tunnel

as for brakes there are many options again sepends on how much $$$ you want to spend and what size wheels you want to run
sometimes just fitting a power booster like a VH44 will help enough
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Re: Mk1 cortina - Celica 5 speed? Volvo brakes?

The later W57 - W58 gearboxes are the way to go if you have 300+ hp in mind. Or you can use the T50 nfrom the 4age which is also a good box but doesnt like extreme hp no more than 300 hp.
I ran a t50 for qite a while with 400hp at the wheels but you can break them at will.
I went to the W57 from a supra .... it cost me $350 for the box. You will then need all the other bits and pieces ... bell housing / tailshaft cut and shut etc etc.



You could go skyline 4 piston calipers and disc like me ???


A pic of the w57 gearbox in a manual trans tunnel. It does JUST fit with a few mods in a MK2.... not sure about a mk1. You will need a custom x member.
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