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Jimbonic last won the day on June 11 2019

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  1. 🤣 Yeah, it's done quite well staying where it is - I'm not sure our local ne'er-do-wells know what to do with it. They seem more interested in nicking cats (the exhaust kind, not our furry friends) - friend of mine has had five nicked from the same car! Yep, it was to be my long-term project, but apparently other members of my family want to go on holiday, or some such!
  2. Cheers, Huge. Yes, life has a habit of getting in the way of our plans.... Mrs Jimbonic will be interested/amused/flabbergasted at the suggestion of me and emotion! 😊
  3. After much soul searching, I have decided to sell my Mk2 Cortina to fund a more family-friendly project. It is a 1300 Deluxe 4-door with bench front seat. It used to be an automatic, which might explain the bench seat. The previous owner converted it to manual, using a cable clutch – basically because they had a Capri lying about! Other than that, it is pretty much standard 1300 Cortina. I have spent the last 18 months slowly renovating with the intention of it being weekend family / fun transport. While under my ownership, I have fitted the following: - New radiator & hoses
  4. Blimey, it's been a while. Several things have happened over the last year! Lots of personal stuff to deal with last year, then the world went mental! So, all in all not as much progress made on my Cortina as I would have hoped, but I have managed to: get the exhaust fitted, although I haven't fashioned a back box yet. replace the plugs and points with electronic ignition sort out the timing reasonably (seem to have an odd combination of front cover and crank pulley) fit a new choke cable (after the original cried enough) change the spark plugs twice!
  5. Wow! I thought my MOTs came with a long list..... I've never had a "Do not drive until repaired (dangerous defects)". That's quite something. 😱
  6. I am of a similar vintage and, absolutely, the idea is to have fun! Let's face it, we're not going to be forcing Lewis Hamilton out of a job! Although, I do find that the fun increases with competitiveness... I always say to myself, "It's just fun. Enjoy it." Then, I close my visor and find that it is red-tinted.......!!! Anyway, I was only trying to be helpful... 😀 Enjoy
  7. Very nice (as commented elsewhere). I love that exhaust - does it manage to achieve equal length primaries? Bit surprised you didn't go 4:1 if you're intending to hill climb, but that's a seriously nice piece of pipework. Also, I think you said elsewhere you were looking for a Capri 2.8 diff. Won't that be too long for hill climbing / track work? I had a kit car running 2.0 pinto with ~140 hp (can't remember the 'box type - poss Sierra 5-spd). I ran a 3.09 diff at the start of the season and changed immediately after the first race, as I was getting destroyed on the straights. It had
  8. I have a question: How are you going to fit that massive engine in the engine bay?!?! 😋 Seriously, though; very nice. Is there a reason you're going for such a tall diff?
  9. I'm very pleased to see that they have thought about safety and made sure the boiler flue exits above the upstairs windows..........!
  10. I think they made the right choice with the round tail lights.... A much happier looking car to follow!
  11. It does look like the bastard daughter of an armoured car and a 2CV....!
  12. Mostly "Aaaaaaargh!" Although, I find myself lightly drawn to the in-the-weeds All Aggro estate.....!
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