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  1. mark reed ford

    Mk2 Cortina 1300 Deluxe 1970

    Nice looking car:)
  2. mark reed ford

    Distrobutor identification

    That explains why its not in my book, it was advertised for the MK2 Cortina 1600 GT engine, mine has a Bosch electronic distributor from a MK1 XR2, the guy I bought it off fitted it, he was a mechanic, I just wanted the car to have an original set up. (in hindsight might be better left alone if they wear so quickly) Thanks for the info it was appreciated.
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    Distrobutor identification

    Hi guys, I bought a distributor for my 1600E but the numbers don't match the book for my car, its an Autolite 72BB LA 1JC, I've looked at various information but can't identify what this one fits, any idea. thanks, Mark.
  4. mark reed ford

    new car back owning a cortina again

    Nice car, spot lights look good on the 2000E, I had a MK3 GT Daytona yellow with tomb stone seats, twin head lights.
  5. mark reed ford

    My Anglia

    Lovely Anglia, wouldn't mind one myself.
  6. mark reed ford

    Brake probleme

    Yes, but the fluid comes out very slowly, I'm going to change the axle pipe, that connects both brake cylinders, like what was suggested it must be blocked somewhere, I think the first thing will be to remove the fitting on the drivers side and put a bleed nipple in to see if it bleeds ok, I should get an indication of where its blocked, hopefully its at the rear or I'll need to change the long length from the block connector on the bulkhead to the flexi pipe on the axle, the joys of classic cars, love it though.
  7. mark reed ford

    Brake probleme

    The brakes worked fine they always stopped very well, now all what happens is after pressing the peddle a few times it goes to the floor, it always had a solid peddle, like I said it was just leaking fluid.
  8. mark reed ford

    Brake probleme

    Thanks I'll take a look, its just strange, I had no problem before I changed the cylinder.
  9. mark reed ford

    Brake probleme

    Hi guys, I fitted a new rear near side brake cylinder and I can't get the air out of the system, I have bled the brakes four times with someone in the car and three times with a vacuum pump with the same result, very little hydraulic oil comes out. I was told a common fault is the flexible hose collapsing inside, I changed this but the problem remains, the front bled as it should. I can't see any damage to the pipework and it was fine other than a wet cylinder before I changed it, any ideas?
  10. mark reed ford

    Mk2 cortina

    Very nice work, its going to be a cracker!
  11. mark reed ford

    Mk2 cortina

    Big task you have there, I'm impressed with your repairs they look well done, nice car too well worth saving not many GT's left.
  12. Hi guys, I'm looking for a pair of track control arms for my 1600E, I came across an Australian company, Protex who make new ones for around £80 a side would anyone who bought these let me know if they were ok https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OEM-QUALITY-Control-Arm-FR-LOW-For-FORD-CORTINA-MK2/172766859574?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D49919%26meid%3Ddb7fe4c1e8194aaf8b2e1d235d890909%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D6%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D352295801119%26itm%3D172766859574&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851 Best Regards, Mark
  13. mark reed ford

    38 years off the road todate

    Great job, love a MK1 Cortina.
  14. mark reed ford

    1600E shock absorbers

    Hi guys, can anyone let me know where I can get new rear shock absorbers for my 1600E, I'm after ones that give the same setting as the originals, Regards, Mark