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  • RobW's Avatar
    21st February 2017, 12:44 PM
    That's enough for some kids lunches :S
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  • Project64GT's Avatar
    21st February 2017, 09:07 AM
    Toxic, I personally would like to have a copy of the Ford doco for my records, if it is only a page or two. Any chance of posting on this site please. I tried to get some doco from Ford about 12 years ago when I was buying the MK1 and while they confirmed my year / month and GT codes they claimed...
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  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    21st February 2017, 07:53 AM
    This weekend Ballarat Swap Meeting Sat/sun.
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  • Juggs's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 06:59 PM
    711m go for $50-200 so does every other block
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  • RobW's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 06:14 PM
    Yep 619M sorry. I have one of both in stock - and neither will be built straight away but I was thinking if my spare 619 will be good enough I might be able to let go of the 711M for some grocery money.... :(
    6 replies | 148 view(s)
  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 05:28 PM
    Berti, the photo copy is not from a parts catologue it came from Fords Records or what was left of them , it lists the following, Falcon 63/64. Cortina 62/64. Consul Corsair 64. Consul Capri 64. Zephy 62/64. Anglia. Thames F/C Truck. Thames N/C Truck. Fairlane 62/63/64. Galaxie 64. Thunderbird...
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  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 03:42 PM
    It could be more about the condition of the specific block for a street engine. 691M would be just fine. 701M also.
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  • Bertil's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 03:41 PM
    Suebutcher, does your car have the column mounted revcounter or is it fitted to the centrestack? i saw a white 4 door GT with centre stack rev counter in Italy some 15 years ago sitting at a dealer south of Turin, very nice car, not 100% sure but I think the interior was blue. I am pretty sure the...
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  • Bertil's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 03:27 PM
    I have couple of parts catalogues not copies, and this is the very first time I hear that Y for example should be december. They used a sequence of 16 letters coding the production month. For european produced cars the month letter was implemnted january 1963, before that they used end of month...
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  • peteleo's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 03:11 PM
    Rob, Do you mean 691M. Square main caps, small combustion chambers cyl. head. Pete
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  • Juggs's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 01:28 PM
    havnt heard of a 619 either or will do but if building from scratch may as well use the 711 as the base cost will be the same for a engine to build from expect to pay 6k for a rebuilt 120hp engine
    6 replies | 148 view(s)
  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    20th February 2017, 09:00 AM
    Dr Danger replied to a thread Wanted GT front struts in Wanted !
    Common mod to weld a chunk of metal in that spot to stop them flexing. Likely to have been swapped out due to crashes. Can't see any reason you couldn't swap a GT spring in there, as long as it's kept captive at full droop.
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  • RobW's Avatar
    19th February 2017, 09:56 PM
    Hy gurus, can someone please confirm that for a street car (even a hot one) the 619 engine is just as good of a candidate as the 711m? But if you want to race then the 711M is the 'block of choice'? Cheers, Rob.
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  • Rallye Sport's Avatar
    18th February 2017, 04:41 PM
    Can't shed any light on whether the Corsair was sold here but there was a green one around the corner from me as a kid, definatly a RHD. The old man always used to comment on it when we drove past in his Anglia. The guy also had a Mk3 Cortina bakkie, another oddball on Australian roads. It would've...
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  • Lucy's Avatar
    18th February 2017, 09:19 AM
    Lucy replied to a thread Wanted GT front struts in Wanted !
    For the Mk 1 has anyone added the GT springs into the Standard (non GT) front Struts ? I also discovered that my struts were changed some years ago from the GT to the Std strut. Keen to hear of people's experiences noting that the GT spring is slightly shorter than the Std spring. On one of the...
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  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    17th February 2017, 09:40 AM
    should read -" 1964 "-
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  • toxicbugman's Avatar
    17th February 2017, 09:39 AM
    Bertil, I have a photo copy from 1994 titled SERIAL PREFIX DEFINITION . Sub titles , Product Line , Plant of Manufacture, Month of Manufacture, Year of Manufacture.
    13 replies | 2833 view(s)
  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    17th February 2017, 08:25 AM
    Dr Danger replied to a thread Wiring clips in Talk about Cortinas
    Kinda like that, but more original looking.
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  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    17th February 2017, 07:39 AM
    its something like this I am after: http://www.bresco.com/acatalog/Cable-Tie-for-panel-fixing.-Releasable.-General-application.-ECT25P.html#SID=22 Al if you don't have the single plug (hole) I can order these and pick'em up when I head over to UK next.
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  • peteleo's Avatar
    17th February 2017, 02:52 AM
    Tom, Glad to hear it worked out. I've had these type of problems with early pertronix units were the triggerring magnets were coming loose from the holder rings. Later pertronix sealed the magnets in the ring. Another failure of the unit was due to too low resistance on the primary side of the...
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  • suebutcher's Avatar
    16th February 2017, 09:14 PM
    Hi Bertil, my Corsair came from Italy. I brought it in eight years ago. As far as anyone knows the Corsair wasn't sold new in Australia, which makes the origin of the cars that are here a bit of a mystery. The parts list mentions an Australian version of the car, and Repco catalogues also listed...
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  • Rawtina's Avatar
    16th February 2017, 09:10 PM
    Pete you were spot on! I was wrong about the distributor though... when I looked at it properly I realized it wasn't hall-effect but an optical trigger set up. I put a test light from the negative terminal and to ground and the was no on-off flicker when I cranked, just dimmed slightly. Which...
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  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    16th February 2017, 04:44 PM
    Cool, put me down for some :) can't remember how many were in the engine bay. Trying to forward plan all those little bits so I can rip into putting the puzzle back together...
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  • Dr Danger's Avatar
    16th February 2017, 01:58 PM
    Dr Danger replied to a thread Wiring clips in Talk about Cortinas
    Think I still have some in stock Chris. I have a bunch of Bresco items that aren't on the website.
    5 replies | 128 view(s)
  • peteleo's Avatar
    16th February 2017, 12:54 PM
    peteleo replied to a thread Wiring clips in Talk about Cortinas
    Try Bresco: http://www.bresco.com/acatalog/Cable_Ties.html
    5 replies | 128 view(s)
  • chrisjmckeown's Avatar
    16th February 2017, 12:32 PM
    Where do you get the single pin wiring clips from? I see a lot of the double ones for sale on ebay and the likes: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Escort-Cortina-Mk1-Mk2-Wiring-Loom-Clips-Genuine-N-O-S-Grey-Lotus-Twin-Cam-/301910355840?hash=item464b426f80:m:mrptFoLxCLYzufzseLv8sig They old ones...
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  • RobW's Avatar
    15th February 2017, 09:55 AM
    My Mk2 (Australian Built) was constructed May 71, compliance'd June 71. I've also seen TC's complianced June 71 so in Australia I'm saying June 71 was the change over. ....a year behind the rest of the world seems surprisingly quick for Australia ;)
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  • Bertil's Avatar
    15th February 2017, 09:17 AM
    I should say to that you shall keep it lhd. Alot of work to change and it needs some serious skills to hide it poperly. This arises the question from me: how common are lhd cars in australia? I worked at Volvo cars here in Sweden and when we went testing cars in the dessert in australia we had to...
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  • Bertil's Avatar
    15th February 2017, 09:00 AM
    Well, if the red raised car with that hiddeous rear bumper and tinted windows is the same car as the nicely sitting red and gold jevel you are on the path to reach excellence!
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  • Bertil's Avatar
    15th February 2017, 08:53 AM
    Toxicbugman, I think you got the month codes wrong, Y can never be december and G can never be july. Y in 1964 is october and G in1966 is december. In the aussie built cars the year and month letters have changed place compared to UK built cars, but they are coded the same all over the world....
    13 replies | 2833 view(s)
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