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  1. please beware that if you electroplate high tensile fittings they can suffer enbrittlement and will need to baked in an oven after plating, ie : caliper mount bolts can shear after plating
  2. early mk1 bumpers wanted, surface finish not too important but rust free and straight please th.jfif
  3. the thing i dont like about replacement LED bulbs is you have to be spot on directly looking at them to get the brightness, std old car light lenses reflectors rely on the all round glow of a candecant bulb, so from other drivers view yr lights hardly show up
  4. hello could you send Me a pic of them for a courier to price transport and the postcode for collection thankyou
  5. i tried Led bulbs in mine and no good, you will need resisters or a new led flasher unit so then you will have to put led bulbs in the rear, i've tried a few types / makes of led in my cortina and they are all useless, they do not project light the correct way to work in a candecent bulb holder / reflector, sorry but dont waste yr money
  6. Ethanol is corrosive to all non ferrous metals and rubber based parts, hydroscopic so sucks moisture in like a sponge so double crap in a boat enviroment, the xflow will run on it no problem but it will slowly eat away at fuel system, most super unleaded fuels except Shell Vpower are ethanol free but higher octane so you may have to alter ignition timing slightly?, but still use lead additive, the ethanol free super unleaded fuels are still labeld E5 by law as they may have trace elements of ethanol from cross contamination from delivery tankers. if yr engine dont like higher octane petrol use a ethanol killer addative with std fuel, I use Motorex ethanol booster in all my classics even the mower and in a few yrs not had any problems, even Toolstation sell an ethanol addative now
  7. should have a metal tag on slam panel i would of thought with paint code stamped in it?
  8. yes i understand Vista, but surely it only really applies to people who are still wanting to get MOT exemption?, this We wont be doing,
  9. If We do DT yr be the first to know 😆
  10. Vista, i'm still not getting what your point was? " Rwd conversion will almost certainly fall foul of the rules on radically altered vehicles" fall foul of who's rules?
  11. 80BB is surely Mk3 Escort 120E parts are Corsair and may have been used in Mk 1 Cortina
  12. First drive off the trailer, We had a working clutch / gears and brakes 👍 the engine soon cleaned up and sounded lovely a few minutes later 20210626_152320.mp4
  13. Not old enough yet anyway Vista so Were not bothered, not latest red V5 no
  14. Yeh We are amazed how rot free it is!!!
  15. Start Ya Barstad 😆 VID-20210626-WA0021.mp4
  16. Helped My Son the other day Rescue (drag out) this Mk1 out of a hidden down hill drive way, the cars been grown in for 7 yrs!, I think the owners kids had been dancing on the roof!! it was the only part of the car you could really see at first viewing, anyway the owner cleared the hedges an undergrowth and We arrived mob handed, Transit van an trailer, Landy 90 with winches an set about dragging it out the garden, the tyres pumped up but wheels seized!, a few lump hammer whacks and we were rolling, 20 yd drag up hill with the winch then the Landy pulled it out on the road and We got it on the trailer, back to My Son's work yard We set about seeing if it would have any life?, batteyr on we had some ignition an lights but engine would not turn? seemed solid!!!!!, anyway it had oil and clean antifreeze in it so plugs out sprayed loads of anti sieze down the bores an decided time to wrap up, put tools away an I thought lets just try the key one more time? Hey up the bugger spun over an gave oil pressure!!!!, plugs back in but no fire, turned out the small carbon brush in the dizzy had fell out (prob why the car got parked up in first place?), repaired dizzy cleaned points, air filter off and spun engine again, with some brake cleaner the bugger only went an fired up, put some fuel in it unsiezed the accelarator pump on the carb and hey presto within 2 hrs of rescue it was now running and actually driving!!!!! pics an vids to follow, now the question is what route to take with the car?, I told my son i have a Mk3 cortina 2.0 pinto an box he can have so lets RWD it, He's thought about it but not sure He'll go for it?, we'll see later ay. He has since give the car a clean and looking like a bit of welding at battery tray next to turret and a foot patch on Passenger rear door sill, hardly any rust at all!!!!!
  17. Not sure We're gonna get the dents out so maybe looking for a roof to replace it?
  18. My Metal Guru mate made Me some Spring perches for My Cortina. put some pics on Feckbook and lots of Peeps asked for some, So we made a batch, these are actually Mk1 Cortina English axle replica's which are not available anywhere?, but will also fit Escort axle just cut the shock mount off, These are £45 a pair inc Uk std post.
  19. Why's that funny Craig Holland?, iknow they is rare lol
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