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22nd August 2008, 04:13 PM
Hi all8),
Can anyone help me on the lengh of a mk 1 diff from flang to flang, mines to short and wanna extend it to standard lengh. Once thats done will finally be able to drive it.:driving


22nd August 2008, 05:18 PM
try HERE (http://www.cortina-mk1.com/tech.php) half way down the page

22nd August 2008, 08:57 PM
or try this discussion
there is talk of standard mk1 rear axles and alternatives.


22nd August 2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks guys:thumbs,
The information u gave me was really usefully, will be going to my mates work and doing another diff. Sometime next week should have the car driving:auto. Was also able to fit in a xd 3 core radiator with some cutting and also el twin fans. Will put more pics soon.

22nd August 2008, 09:38 PM
Also still looking for some new top strut mounts and rear windscreen rubber,jewels do u have any at ur shop.

23rd August 2008, 07:37 AM
tubo, rear screen rubbers are readily available
try our business section and look for seals and rubber
around $100 or try HERE (http://www.cortina-mk1classifieds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=243)
strut tops
are you running original type ?

like these below ?


23rd August 2008, 08:52 PM
Hey Jewels,
thanks for all the info, very, very helpful. I'm running original top strut mounts not as good as the ones in the pics, mine all broken ha ha. You have any for sale interested in buyig some of u. Even a second hand rubber just to see if the purspects fits in, i have this feeling it wont and don't wanna buy one if i don't need to, may just screw the rear window in for the drags.


24th August 2008, 12:42 PM
yea they are reco items picture above...we used to sell these on a changover basis...but the manufacture could not supply them anymore due to some of the chemicals being banned... these reco were around $220 a pair...

it may be best for you to use a k-mac version all of them are pretty dear now around $300 to 400 a pair

go into the business section and look under aftermarket strut tops
or HERE (http://www.cortina-mk1classifieds.com/forum/showthread.php?t=374)


24th August 2008, 06:31 PM
Thank Jewels,
Wanna try and use original struts only because i don't know if the car will twist with the power. The 400 clevo ran 11.5 in a xd with a manual behind it. In the mk-1 weighing 800kgs she's ganna move. Even good second hand ones would be good, my struts have pushed through the top. Once i know the car runs well i'll go for the kmac, but to spend that money the car will wanna go straiaght first and not have no problems with the rolling.