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MkII Cortina Owner
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Hey,

New guy on this Forum, So I thought I'd post a few pics of my last few cars while I wait for the photos of the new one to arrive.

Firstly a nice old 1600cc 1969 Cortina - purchased 'cosine it looked like a little version of an XY, and I'd just lost my XY to tealeaves, so.... It went well, slow, but used very little fuel.

The other one I have photos of is the little 2L 1978 Escort, pre-modifications. This one had a little done to it, before a gearbox failure led to the discovering of a transmission tunnel made out of coke cans. It was reasonable, could do a standing burnout after the extractors, cam and rejetted 32/36 carb went on. And it sounded great for a 4 cyl.

After that one, I went back to uni, and shared the driving of the EB (standard 6 cyl) with mum. But seeing as I now no longer live in the same town as mum, I had to find a new mode of transport.

The new ride is a 1994 Falcon ED, 5.0 V8. Stock standard with every old-man option you can think of, including front sunvisor. Oh, and it only has 26,000 odd kays on the clock. I'll post some pics as soon as I can....

But anyway, heres the British Fords.
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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The Engine Bay of the Corty
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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The back of the Corty, No I'm not worried about the plate. I've scrapped one Corty, and the other is some paint over some rust. Long story involving panel shops. But anyway. Its not worth stealing now!
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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A (sort of) interior shot of the Corty.
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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Now for the Escort. A great little car, very steerable on the back axle. This car ended up on Trevors (Newcastle Escort Guru) farm, doing many donuts until he decided that he'd take the head off to stop people from stealing it.

Spotters of Newcastle will recognize the location......
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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The Engine of the Esky
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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The side shot of the Esky. If I were a better photo-taker-guy I would've noticed the shadows, but hey, Im not. ;)
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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The loverly green vinyl interior of the Esky. This was factory. Someone actually chose "Pea Soup" green for the outside and "Dont come in here with a hangover" green for the interior. It was much more flouro in person......
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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Just to prove they all got along....
 

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Hey Prud, Welcome aboard mate....

Good to see another Novacastrian on the boards....

Nipper.......
 

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ST170ish
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Prud we should call you...FFF(Ford Four cyl Fingers) ha only kidding bloke.
Long live the ESCORTS!!
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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Hey,

Yeah, an Escort + a twisty road = lots of fun.
However, a V8 + any kind of road = a more fun.

Tell you what, I wouldn't mind a another Escort, really quick one on twin side-draughts to go with the new ED ...... Damn bank balance! :)

L8a,
Prud
 

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Pursuit Reincarnation Dog
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Yeah hi there mate. Judging by those engine bay shots, and applying Aussie Pete's mathematical theorems, there is room for V8s in both. Get to it!
 

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ST170ish
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Like that one that was in the SM mag yonks ago, plain white, stockies with hubcaps, add one 460BB...Ultimate street sleeper cant beat power to weight ratio!
 

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rolfy72 said:
Like that one that was in the SM mag yonks ago, plain white, stockies with hubcaps, add one 460BB...Ultimate street sleeper cant beat power to weight ratio!
Don't forget the big bore 1.5 inch tailpipe on the SM car. With the big bore dumping out of the bottom of the muffler!
 

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MkII Cortina Owner
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Hey,

Yeah, a V8 would be a nice thing in an Esky, especially a *whispers* Rover alloy V8 thingy. They weigh roughly the same as a Ford 2 litre motor and makes lots more power.

However the RTA kinda doesnt like the idea of a V8 in an Esky. Or a Cortina for that matter. Nor does any engineer I've spoken to recently about sticking any kind of V8 in a small british Ford. But they will allow a 2 litre turbo ala Cosworth or SR20DET (from a 200sx). Which can easily make more power than a standard V8.

Go figure.

L8a,
Prud
 

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maybe you could join 2 cars together and stretch them to fit a big block in. just take the r/h doors off one and the l/h doors of the other and join together at the sides:crazy1:

Result = 10 passenger corty with ample room for donk
:eek:o1: :p :dead: :s3 :s2: :sleep:
 
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