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Old 07-11-2006, 14:29   #1 (permalink)
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whats the best ??

hi
i am a brand spanking new noob to the wonderful world of automobiles

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i just baught my self a ford cortina L mkV (5) 1.3 litre 4 door. it weighs 1.3 tonns and i would like to ask if there is any way i can make it go alittle better without spending too much cash and having those insurance guys bitch like little girls. the only thing that i taught of (remember im a NOOOOOB) is making it alittle lighter.
now i am only 17 and will get my license next year. so i cant do a big change like change the engine or anything of the sort. so basically im asking if there is a very heavy, completely use less thing in the car wich i can remove or change cheeply? or will i have to keep it the same until i change the engine or make some major change?
(everything is original and i dont mind alittle discomfort.)
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Old 07-13-2006, 05:57   #2 (permalink)
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your in england correct ?

your best bet would be to put a 16V cossworth motor in it..
or a sierra motor.. those are the normal conversion over there.

some people do the 24v motor.. but they recon its too much fuel lol

good site to goto. (they got forums with all this stuff to help u out)

www (dot) buysellcortina (dot) co (dot) uk
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that is not really an option for me
i live in malta where it is verry hard for an 18 year old to get insured on anything more than a 1.6L engine let alone a v6 or v8. and besides i aint got the cash
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that is not really an option for me
i live in malta where it is verry hard for an 18 year old to get insured on anything more than a 1.6L engine let alone a v6 or v8. and besides i aint got the cash thas y i asked
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Re: whats the best ??

Are you sure it's a 1.3. I didn't even know they put an engine that small into the Mark 5 Cortina. I thought it had a 1.6l OHC or a 2.0 OHC in the 4 cylinder range.

A 2.0 OHC would be the way to go.
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Old 07-14-2006, 08:29   #6 (permalink)
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yup 100% shure its a 1.3

thats kind of y i really want to shave off as much weight as i can

but like i said at the moment money is a little tight so im gonna have to get rid of something use less or replace something cheep.
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:49   #7 (permalink)
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any 1 know of something use less or cheep to change in a ford cortina mk V PLZZZZZZZZ answer
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the 16v is a 4 cyl motor still.. its a 2 Litre with EFI

but cheeply.. without doing engine mods.. (cam/stroker/turbo/supercharger/ whatever)
theyres not really an easy way to make power.
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Old 07-20-2006, 14:38   #9 (permalink)
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well i decided to swap the engine, for now all i can get my hands on is a 1990 cosworth engine (thats all i know about it now for now) can any one give me any aditional information on this engine plz
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:37   #10 (permalink)
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i got to know that it is a 2L engine and was on a ford escort saphirre. i would like to ask if any 1 knows if the engine c/w loom, ecu, radiator, hoses,
gearbox, propshaft, complete rear diff with a-frames, shocks, discs and
calipers all from a ford escort saphire will fit in my ford cortina mk 5 without needing to weld anything or rebuild anythg (drillging holes is ok)
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