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  • nzmk1gt's Avatar
    26th May 2018, 03:51 PM
    Wanted any NOS Mk 1 Cortina panels.
    0 replies | 6 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    19th May 2018, 05:45 PM
    He has sent me a recoed one which looks exactly the same as the one on the car, so I assume it's an old one. I'll send him mine so at least someone else may get the benefit of an old one.
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Juggs's Avatar
    12th May 2018, 08:46 PM
    dont throw the old one away get it rewound and left on the shelf new ones arnt as good as the old ones
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    11th May 2018, 03:17 PM
    Mike at Yesterford has just put a starter motor in the mail for me. :)
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Project64GT's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 08:05 PM
    I think the specs are: PCD (pitch circle diameter) 108 mm dia x 4 (4.25 in) 63.3 centre bore 35 - 38 offset Cheers Andy
    5 replies | 187 view(s)
  • RobW's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 07:17 PM
    What offset were the GT and/or Lotus wheels. I'm looking at getting my originals widened but I'm not sure what specs to ask for....?
    5 replies | 187 view(s)
  • RobW's Avatar
    10th May 2018, 06:36 PM
    RobW replied to a thread 1500 engine in Parts for sale
    What kind of money would you be chasing?
    1 replies | 117 view(s)
  • WAMACK1's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 10:17 PM
    Sold
    1 replies | 159 view(s)
  • WAMACK1's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 10:16 PM
    Hello all, I am after a MK1 Cortina bonnet badge letter R. I am in Perth but happy to pay postage. Must be in good condition.
    0 replies | 36 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 08:46 PM
    Thank you.
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Project64GT's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 08:21 PM
    From memory, the screws run all the way from front to back and hold the starter together. If one or both were loose there is every chance that the stator and commutator would bind and the starter would grind to a halt. Once again, only from memory. If this has happened, chances are that the brushes...
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 04:59 PM
    Probably a silly question but I'll ask anyway. :) There's 2 machine screws on the circular cover at the back of the starter motor (towards the front of the engine). If one of those was REALLY loose, would that affect the operation of the starter? I don't know if they're just cover screws or they...
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • RobW's Avatar
    8th May 2018, 04:02 PM
    RobW started a thread WANTED QLD: Mk2 Bonnet in Wanted !
    Wanted: Mk2 Bonnet. Not fussed if series 1 or 2, but it needs to be relatively straight & rust free, within 300k's from 4510. Cheers, Rob.
    0 replies | 32 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 11:04 AM
    I'm out in the South Burnett but I'll get something sorted. There's an old school autoleccy up in Kingaroy who I'll probably take it to.
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Juggs's Avatar
    7th May 2018, 10:40 AM
    where are you located someone may be able to help its a quick but messy job as all the gunge builds up under there if you have the choice and rebuild the origional as the new ones arnt as grunty as the old
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    6th May 2018, 07:38 PM
    I was starting to think the starter might be kaput. I will get my neighbour to pull it out for me as I'm too crook atm to do it myself. When it's out I'll bench test it.
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Juggs's Avatar
    6th May 2018, 07:07 PM
    probably the lucas starter has died and you just didnt smell the burnt bushes when it happened yesterford has new ones pretty cheap or get yours rewound
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    6th May 2018, 02:27 PM
    Jumping off another car = nothing. Lights don't dim when I try to crank it over. I've tried belting the starter but nothing. Put battery straight to the solenoid - nothing. All connections seem to be ok - have undone them and cleaned them. I think I'll have to try to find and atuoleccy here in...
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    5th May 2018, 05:44 PM
    I haven't tried another car as the missus is out with it. I've used a spare battery though and no different. I'll try the others tomorrow. Thanks!
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Rallye Sport's Avatar
    5th May 2018, 05:04 PM
    Will it jump start from another car? you could check the earths with the jumper leads to the boot catch at the back and the strut top at the front... pull the plugs out and see if it cranks unloaded. Just a couple of processes to eliminate...
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    5th May 2018, 04:33 PM
    The battery has been in the boot for years and never had a problem before. I'm not sure on the size of the leads but they are pretty big. Battery is earthed to the framework for the boot springs and both the engine and solenoid are earthed.
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Rallye Sport's Avatar
    5th May 2018, 04:15 PM
    Has it started in this with the battery in the boot before? What size battery leads has it got and are they getting warm when you try cranking it over? Whats it earthed to and is the engine earthed? Had a problem like it in my RS2000, bigger leads fixed it.
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • LG17's Avatar
    5th May 2018, 10:40 AM
    I had a bit of a look around on the site but couldn't find anything. Battery (in boot) charged. Started to crank over slower and slower then just wouldn't crank. Can hear solenoid clicking in but won't turn over at all. I pulled the connections to the starter motor and the solenoid off and gave...
    15 replies | 263 view(s)
  • Project64GT's Avatar
    2nd May 2018, 12:02 PM
    Sue Not sure of the data but the The MK1 Ford Cortina DATA BOOK Tommy Sandham 2005 states: Wheels, Hubs, Drums, Front Wheel Disc Note: Many types of different wheels can be fitted. From 4-1/2J as fitted to the G.T. to 5-1/2J on the Lotus, there are many other wheels available. I have...
    5 replies | 187 view(s)
  • tedidesign's Avatar
    30th April 2018, 05:58 PM
    Barry Seaton had a new in crate stock motor i saw a few weeks ago for sale ill try6 and find the link
    2 replies | 98 view(s)
  • suebutcher's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 12:45 PM
    Thanks, 4J on the Mk1 GT then, and I guess the Corsair 1500 GT is the same. Originally it had 560 13 tyres. I've got elderly 155/80 13 radials on at the moment, and the speedo's reading about 6% high, so I'm considering 165/80 13 radials as replacements because they're about 3% bigger around the...
    5 replies | 187 view(s)
  • peteleo's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 02:07 AM
    105E 3.5". All Cortina MK1 and MK2 deluxe 4". Cortina MK2 GT 4.5". LC 5.5"
    5 replies | 187 view(s)
  • suebutcher's Avatar
    29th April 2018, 12:20 AM
    I'm stumped; what was the original wheel rim width on the Mark 1 GT? I know the Lotus was 5.5J, but there's no mention of rim width in the Ford workshop manual for the standard cars, just the tyre sizes.
    5 replies | 187 view(s)
  • Juggs's Avatar
    27th April 2018, 09:06 PM
    rare to the point of almost impossible to find hang around the capri facebook pages or bring one in from the uk
    2 replies | 98 view(s)
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