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Title: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on July 07, 2014, 06:30:45 PM
Started a TD Cortina project. Will try and post some progess picks as I go.  :)

Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on July 07, 2014, 07:56:59 PM
welcome aboard
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on July 11, 2014, 08:37:10 PM
Thanks.

I'll get some pics up soon of all the work that needs to be done.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on July 18, 2014, 08:30:34 AM
Ok here she is when I bought her.   ;)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/cortinaside.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/cortinaside.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/cortinafront.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/cortinafront.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/cortinarear.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/cortinarear.jpg.html)

The engine had already been removed, which was good, as it saved me doing it. I got a 200 and a 250 precrossflow and a 4 speed manual gear box with it.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on July 18, 2014, 09:07:45 AM
And now the fun part, revealing the rot.  She had more than I expected (hoped). :(

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020642.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020642.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020652.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020652.jpg.html)

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(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020643.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020643.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020648.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020648.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140630_110226.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140630_110226.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140630_110110.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140630_110110.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020639.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020639.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020635.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020635.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020651.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020651.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020650.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020650.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/P1020647.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/P1020647.jpg.html)


More pics to come.  ;)

Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on July 18, 2014, 11:01:00 AM
 :bigthumpup
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on July 18, 2014, 01:12:37 PM
Cutting has commenced, with a vengence.  >:D

I've got plenty of sheetmetal fabrication and welding to do though. Not really looking forward to all that, but oh well. :(

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125159.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125159.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125211.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125211.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125220.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125220.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125237.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125237.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125246.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125246.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125256.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125256.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125314.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125314.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140718_125347.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140718_125347.jpg.html)

Cutting's fun   ;D:
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on August 01, 2014, 09:06:00 PM
Awesome, got some work to do, just dont give up. :banghead when it gets tough
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on August 28, 2014, 06:40:40 PM
Progress has been quite slow so far. Won't be able to really get into doing the job until after I have a carpal tunnel operation some time this year hopefully. So just doing a couple of hours here and there. I've been spending most of my time just cleaning up the body inside and out cleaning off all the surface rust etc, as the enitire car is going to be resprayed and rust proofed.

I'll try and get a few pics soon to show what I've done.

I don't know how many times I've thought to myself, " ffs what the hell am I doing this for, can't I just get an easier hobby, like fishing." But then, I just think about how awesome it will be driving my cortina down the highway.  :):
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 24, 2014, 06:11:07 PM
So it's taking a hell of a long time to get the body cleaned up in and out. Still working on removing all of the old sealant and rust proofing. Some of that stuff is as hard as rock.  :(

You probably won't notice much difference to the car but I've been focussing on the engine bay at the moment, trying to get it all nice and clean, so i can paint it all and get the engine and gear box back in. Soon I'll be cleaning up the engine and repainting it and all the other parts that go in the engine bay.

Not sure if this Cortina even had a front sway bar as it doesn't appear to ever had any sway bar mounts, so I'll have to see if I can source some front sway bar mounts or even make some myself.

Carpal Tunnel operation is in October, so I should be able to be to get stuck in properly in December, hopefully.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140923_153603.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140923_153603.jpg.html)

Still tossing up whether or not to fix the battery tray or just put the battery in the boot.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140923_153615.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140923_153615.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140923_153631.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140923_153631.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140923_153651.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140923_153651.jpg.html)

I just love the look of the old 250 precrossflow, it's also such a reliable motor and simple to work on.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20140923_153700.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20140923_153700.jpg.html)

I've got a spare 200 as well. I'm thinking of fully restoring and working the 200 while using the 250 in the mean time. Supposedly the 200's are more reliable at higher revs than the 250's due to the shorter stroke. Also need to source a reliable C4 as I'm going to be putting the BW35 back until I can get one.

But all of my plans can change at any time without notice.  ;)

Haven't started any of the welding yet. I'll focuss on the welding after I'm satsified I've cleaned up the body as good as I can.



Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on September 25, 2014, 11:12:42 PM
lots of work.


on the front of the k frame you'll see two holes drilled on each side. thats where the sway bar mounts bolt to.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on October 01, 2014, 07:17:38 PM
Any chance of getting a picture of the mount and where it's suppose to go on the k frame?
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on October 03, 2014, 07:17:39 PM
And yet more rust godamit.  :cry:

Found out yesterday that the inner sills are going to need to be repaired.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20141003_131827.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20141003_131827.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20141003_131841.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20141003_131841.jpg.html)

Who's bright idea was it to restore/rescue a Cortina? Oh, that's right, mine.  :?
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: dougie77 on November 16, 2014, 12:29:46 AM
Keep at it mate theres no such thing as a corty with no rust check out this link for some inspiration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVq9nQhWPCo&list=TLplKtxe6mrBE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVq9nQhWPCo&list=TLplKtxe6mrBE)
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: CORTE on November 30, 2014, 10:35:38 PM
good work so far on the corty.always liked this colour and shape.will be keen to see the updates comming.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on February 06, 2015, 05:07:53 PM
Thanks dougie77, I have actually already seen all those videos of swampy. That guy is a absolute bloody wizard. Absolutely amazing the job he did on that cortina. I only hope I can do half as a decent job he did. Totally impressed.

I don't have any progress to report at the moment on my cortina, as it took forever to recover after the operation, and since then I've had heaps of other projects to do on the house. Home maintenance is endless.

Anyway, I'm finally now in a better position to start back on the cortina, so hopefully in the next few weeks I might be able to get some much needed work done.

Also, managed to get a cortina tailshaft, and an instrument panel, so only things I need now are a precossflow header, front swaybar and mounts, the bracket that goes on the top of the motor for the throttle cable and kickdown cable, and at some stage, an LSD.

cheers.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 05, 2015, 06:02:56 PM
So about 2 and half, to 3 months, to fully recover from a carpal tunnel operation, just in case you're thinking of having it done.  ;):

Anyway, I've been working on the TD Corty again. Back in to it finally. I managed to clean up and respray quite a few components, mostly engine bay stuff. I'll post a few pics later. I've also been working on getting the engine bay and front end ready for primer, as I want to put the engine and gear box back in and make sure they work ok, as I haven't ever actually tested them.

I also managed to convert the left hand side linkage of the t-bar shifter over to a right hand side shifter. Took a but of tinkering, as I was keen on not destroying it. I managed to make it fully recoverable as a left hand shifter, for the possiblity of putting a C4 in at some time in the future. The right hand linkage is for the borg warner 35 and 40 and the left hand is for the C4.

Just in case someone is wondering how this might be achieved, I'll include some pics.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150305_121501.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150305_121501.jpg.html)

This is the modified bracket in reverse of the original.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150305_121601.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150305_121601.jpg.html)

This is a comparison of the original with the modified, which I made from 1.2mm mild steel.

I then drilled a hole on the opposite side of the t-bar so that I can turn the t around the other way, so that it is thumb activated. All worked out very well, except that I need a new cable, which is $45 on ebay.  :(:

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150305_121448.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150305_121448.jpg.html)

As you can see, there is a hole on either side. This means I can reverse the t-bar for either right or left as I need it. Quite a simple mod really, I'm surpised I haven't seen it on the internet already.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150305_121629.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150305_121629.jpg.html)

I also, pulled out the selector panel and turned it upside down, so that I can have it facing the right way when reversed. You'll notice that the panel is wider at the top than it is at the bottom. When reverse it is the other way around. It really doesn't matter at all to me either way, so it's all good.  In fact, I reccon it looks better this way. ;D:


Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 05, 2015, 06:23:59 PM
Oh, and I also managed to source a precrossflow extractor, the throttle bracket and linkage, and the whole clutch, brake and accelerator pedal assembly for manual if I ever choose to use it. Sweet as.  ;):
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on March 06, 2015, 12:47:32 AM
looks good.

my bw40 has the shifter on the left.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 07, 2015, 08:28:01 AM
That's weird, why didn't they just make them all left hand standard, then we wouldn't have all this shifter on the wrong side trouble ffs.

Do you think there is any appreciable difference between the 35 and the 40? As I have both.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on March 07, 2015, 03:01:40 PM
externally they're almost identical. the bw40 is a much stronger box. its got more heavier clutches and a stronger reverse setup. it also has a more efficient breather setup which was a drama with the early bw35's in that they would spew hot oil out the dipstick tube straight onto the exhaust causing engine bay fires.

the 40 only came out in the xf that i know of
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on March 07, 2015, 06:09:36 PM
Aren't the 40's longer then the 35's? = different length tailshafts.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 08, 2015, 01:02:32 PM
I'll check tomorrow when I pick up the 40 and see if there is any size difference between the 40 and the 35.

I think I'll definitely be putting the 40 in the Corty seeing as it's a stronger more reliable unit. Thanks.  :)
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on March 08, 2015, 06:42:01 PM
I just went out side and compared a bw40 with a c4 (I don't have a 35), I know the bw35 and c4 are the same length and after measuring the 40 against the c4 they are pretty much the same length also , so guess I am wrong. But it looks like the cross member mount is in a different positions.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on March 09, 2015, 10:46:17 PM
yeah i was gonna say i thik they're the same length cos i used a std cortina tailshaft. the c4 rear mounts are in a further forward to a bw and i *think* when doing a 4 to 6 conversion using a c4 u dont have to reweld the rear mountings and it will all bolt straight in. i've never used a c4 behind a 6 thats wasnt already there but ppl keep telling me that i'm an idiot for shifting the mounts and doing it the hard way.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on March 10, 2015, 10:22:29 AM
I thought they were different lengths because I did a swap in a xr,  had a 35 in it and a I put in a 40,  I had to use the xf tailshaft. Can't remember exactly why, it was about 9, 10 yeas ago now. Though the original tailshaft wouldn't fit because it was too long, must of been another reason I used the xf tailshaft.

Did you end up getting your wagon registered with the 6 in it? 
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on March 15, 2015, 01:37:54 PM
i'll update my thread on it
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 25, 2015, 05:18:18 PM
Started fabricating some new air vents and so forth. Only got the left hand side done today. Still some work to do. Might get it welded in tomorrow. These air vents are probably the most complex part of the car that needs to be repaired, which is why I'm doing them first and getting them out of the way, so I can move on to finishing the engine bay and then the sills.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_141052.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_141052.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_141201.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_141201.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_172642.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_172642.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_172635.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_172635.jpg.html)

And don't worry, I will be cleaning up all the surface rust before I weld all this together.

Also, started welding in a couple of patches in the engine bay.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_172909.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_172909.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_172904.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_172904.jpg.html)

And removed the battery tray.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_172853.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_172853.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150325_172930.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150325_172930.jpg.html)

That's it for now. ;):

Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 26, 2015, 02:43:18 PM
Ok spent a few hours today fabricating the right hand side. The right hand side was a little harder than the left.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150326_141347.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150326_141347.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150326_141606.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150326_141606.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150326_141224.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150326_141224.jpg.html)

I will weld it all together after I've thoroughly cleaned up all of the surface rust.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on March 27, 2015, 09:15:32 PM
Had a go at repairing the dash pad. Cut out all the burnt foam and replaced it spray foam.

Couldn't get the hole pad in one shot without moving too far away. I'll need to get this really smoothed out and remove any bumps or divots before I put on the vinyl.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150327_161110.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150327_161110.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150327_161104.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150327_161104.jpg.html)

And made another patch ready to be welded in.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20150327_160847.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20150327_160847.jpg.html)
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on March 27, 2015, 10:51:09 PM
Some good progress there
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on June 18, 2015, 02:55:45 PM
Haven't updated in while. I finished both sides of the scuttle panel. Glad to get that finished as it was bloody tedious work. 3 layers of metal to make sure the bloody air can flow into into the cab but also funnel the water out. Man I wish we could buy these prefab panels here in Australia.

The next major headache is fabricating the lower A pillars and getting in some new inner and outer sills. Not looking forward to that, but if the jobs to be done right, the jobs got to be done. Progress will be slow for a while, as it's bloody cold at the moment, moneys short, home projects are of the essence and pleasing the Mrs is fundamental to a happy Cortina restoration life.  :D

Oh and btw, it's been a friggin' year already tomorrow I started this project. WTF? The time goes by way too quickly.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on June 23, 2015, 11:25:01 PM
i wish i had your motivation
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: CortinaD on September 05, 2015, 11:29:46 AM
Great work tyga
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on October 19, 2015, 01:33:30 AM
Sorry, no progress for quite a while. I had a long period of illness that stopped me from doing anything except go to work and rest. I recently did a DNA test and discovered that I have a double mutation on the mthfr gene which means basically that I cannot metabolize (metholate) folic acid. Which also means that I can't adsorb sufficient amounts of vitamin b12.  So I've embarked on a program of getting enough folate (which isn't the same as folic acid. Folic acid is a man made synthetic form of folate) and b12. I've over come the consequent chronic fatigue and have been working on building a decking for the last few weeks. Once the decking is finished I'll be building a new shed to house my equipment (because the garage is too full) and then I'll get back to the Corty.

Hopefully in the near future I'll be able to get some serious restoration done.

Life can be a real bastard sometimes.  :D
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on December 01, 2015, 04:00:14 PM
Decking is finished. Mrs is happy, as am I.  :D

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151112_164226.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151112_164226.jpg.html)

I bought a 30 inch sheet metal bender and a Stanley 2.5hp Belt drive air compressor, as the air compressor I had was a direct drive and as good as blood useless for air tools. The Stanley works awesome. From Super cheap auto for $400 .

I need to get some argon welding gas as well, because I think the flux core welds really suck. Does anyone recommend a supplier of welding gas?

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151201_133225.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151201_133225.jpg.html)

I decided that the shed can wait until I get some work done on the TD.

More progress to come.  :D

BTW, I'm not happy with some of the work I've already done, so will have to redo some of it.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on December 03, 2015, 02:21:41 PM
i dont know how it works over there, but here you cant buy the full sized gas bottle for welding. you can only rent them which is a prick when it sits there not being used most of the time soaking up rent. anyways we have a glenfords tools over here who sell mini bottles of argon and shit like that for plumbers. there must be an agent or someone similar where you are. you have to use a mini-reg to suit but they're good for about 60 minutes of welding before you throw the bottle in the bin.  they're cheap enough so thought it might get you out of trouble.  you're right fluxcore welding is shit. its not even good enough making gates.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on December 03, 2015, 09:07:09 PM
Hey guys. Ebay $220 delivered less than half size though but you own it and 70bux to refill from same place  that includes courier back to them.
I cracked the shits couple months back sent oxy acetylene argoshield back to Boc and going to buy a bottle from ebay in new year.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Drewdog on December 04, 2015, 07:40:19 PM
Good to see the car getting some love, deck looks good too...
Using the disposable cans here but might look at the ebay cylinders, thanks for the heads up... Cracked it with boc too, handed back my bottle but the shop didn't send off the paper work for a couple of days then they sent me a invoice for $2.25! Got it all storted and sent them back an invoice for my time, still waiting for payment ;D: Cheers Drew...
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on December 04, 2015, 11:18:45 PM
Hey guys, tip for Boc when your handing back your bottles and pissed at all their charges leave a dollar or a few cents in your account. They have to send you a paper bill until you cancel or spend the credit. Costs them more than whats in the account
  :outtahere
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on December 06, 2015, 01:12:08 PM
Is this the supplier you recommended on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Argon-New-Refillable-Cylinder-no-rent-/261784017943?hash=item3cf38b1c17 (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Argon-New-Refillable-Cylinder-no-rent-/261784017943?hash=item3cf38b1c17)

Looks pretty good. Is 600ltrs about enough for my project?

Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on December 07, 2015, 11:26:07 AM
Yea thats the 1. Not sure how long it will last.
I would rather own it than rent it. If your a full on welder fabricator and plan on completing your project in 2 -3 months id say rent a big bottle.
But if your like most home builders plan on 2+yrs don't rent an expensive bottle its also handy just to have gas for other projects or stuff that breaks.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on December 14, 2015, 11:54:36 PM
OK thanks Bukster, I'll give that supplier a try.  ;)

In the mean time though, while I'm waiting for the welding gas, I decided to do some fabrication to get ready to weld in when I get the gas.

The petrol filler opening was rusted out so I cut it out and fabricated a replacement.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151212_135055.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151212_135055.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151212_135137.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151212_135137.jpg.html)

And also in the boot floor where the petrol filler pipe comes up.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151212_135142.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151212_135142.jpg.html)

It took a couple of hours to make it fit nicely.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151212_135257.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151212_135257.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20151212_135330.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20151212_135330.jpg.html)

I'm quite happy with the progress so far.  :D

BTW, all that gray is weld through primer and the paint will all be getting stripped eventually.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on April 18, 2016, 05:08:00 PM
Not much has been happening to the Cortina lately. Had another bout of the dreaded fatigue, which lasted for a few months. The Mrs finally figured out that it was magnesium deficiency. Been taking magnesium supps for about a month and have been feeling heaps better, no more fatigue. I'm going to the Gold coast for a week in early May, and when i get back, I'll get some welding gas from Total tools, and then get back into working on the Cortina.

I'm really not happy with some of the work I've already done, so will probably redo it all. Yeah I know, it's a lot of work, but I can't stand things not being done properly.

I take a lot of inspiration from Peter Anderson. Peter is a modest guy, but he does exceptional restorations. An awesome knowledge base. He's located in the East of Melbourne. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-FVfPqpU3jUz6PANryzwYg (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-FVfPqpU3jUz6PANryzwYg)

Cheers
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on April 18, 2016, 06:17:37 PM
Oh and btw, sometimes I get sick of looking at a rusted and neglected TD Cortina in my garage, but when I realize that I actually have a Cortina in my garage, rather than not having a Cortina in my garage, it brings a smile to my face.  :D
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on April 20, 2016, 04:52:18 PM
Hi Tyga. Good to see you still have motivation. With most projects its only a determined few that can do it continuously until there completed. Others like most of us its just a hobby done when time and funds allow.
We all take inspiration from different places i follow a mad lunatic pom (Colin Furze) for my ideas.
He has 5 Guiness book world records.
  https://youtu.be/zy5rkw4SeP4
That scooter set a speed record of 83 Mph.
A cortina in the garage beats most shitboxes in a driveway. Just keep going little bits make the difference.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on April 29, 2016, 10:11:31 PM
I picked up from where I left off, fabricating a new petrol opening and filler tube.

I haven't got the welding gas yet, so I've just been fabricating patches I need ready to weld. I'll get the gas when I get back from Queensland around May 8th.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160429_130036.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160429_130036.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160429_130056.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160429_130056.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160429_130047.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160429_130047.jpg.html)

The funnel does match up with the opening, it just looks off in this photo.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160429_131041.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160429_131041.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160429_131109.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160429_131109.jpg.html)

This patch needs some more work, but I was quite happy with the fit.

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160428_151037.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160428_151037.jpg.html)

 :bigthumpup
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on May 10, 2016, 06:18:55 PM
Got back from sunny Queensland on Sunday. Melbourne was cold, overcast and gloomy.  :(:

Bought some 5/2 argon welding gas from total tools on Monday. Started welding in some patches today. Not much to see really. Started fixing the drip rails, and started welding in the wheel arch patch. Everything is going ok so far.  Still learning to weld though obviously. :)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160510_131908.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160510_131908.jpg.html)

(http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn116/tyga1au/IMG_20160510_131928.jpg) (http://s302.photobucket.com/user/tyga1au/media/IMG_20160510_131928.jpg.html)

 8):
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 15, 2016, 01:03:09 PM
Haven't given up on the project, just been really slow this past winter. Too cold, too wet.

Bought a 250 crossflow. Decided the pre crossflow would cost way too much to rebuild with very little reward. Parts are cheaper and easier to get for the crossflow and the crossflow is more powerful.

Got a C4 as well.

Finally figured out why my welds were so shit. The welding gun wasn't pressing the gas button in far enough, so I wasn't getting any gas to shield my welds. I also figured out that the manufacturers wire speed recommendations were way out. They were recommending a speed of 5, while what I found worked was more like 8, 8 1/2. I was getting so frustrated with shit welds I was about to pack up and call it quits. No more shit welds, awesome.  :bigthumpup

I will try and crack on with the build over the next few months and get some pics up.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 15, 2016, 09:52:59 PM
Can someone please inform me what headers/extractors fit on a TD with a cast iron head crossflow, because I've been searching the interwebs and I cannot find any?  :?
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on September 16, 2016, 09:36:05 PM
I'd say TC TD extractors to suit cast head xflow :)
 The alloy and cast heads had different bolt patterns but there are multi fit one's around. I doubt TE TF extractors would fit because of the different front end suspensions but I could be wrong. If you're not in a hurry sure a set will pop up on Gumtree or similar sooner or later. Would think a standard exhaust manifold from a XC or early XD would work too.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 16, 2016, 10:58:58 PM
Nah, no hurry. I'll wait and see what pops up. In the mean time I'll see if I can get a stock manifold as you suggested. Thanks.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on September 17, 2016, 07:49:06 AM
Just thinking about it I would guess the te extractors would probably fit into the tc/td. The te/tf has the rod that adjusts the castor behind the xmember in the area the exhaust also occupies where the tc/td castor adjustment is in front of the xmember.  So I'd be confident that the te extractors would fit into the tc/td.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 17, 2016, 11:58:57 AM
Or maybe the TE/TF extractors could be modified to fit, if they don't fit.

I was also thinking that maybe the F100/Bronco extractors might fit as well?

They make TC/TD extractors to fit everything except cast iron head. What the hell is up with that?  ???:
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 18, 2016, 08:46:37 AM
EBXR82BEE at the Ford Australia Forums, says that these http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Cortina-TC-TD-200-250-2V-Engines-Headers-Extractors-Advance-/161973991587?hash=item25b666f8a3:g:BVQAAOSwdzVXwOdg (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-Cortina-TC-TD-200-250-2V-Engines-Headers-Extractors-Advance-/161973991587?hash=item25b666f8a3:g:BVQAAOSwdzVXwOdg) will fit on the TD with the crossflow.

I think the fact that it says 2V was throwing me off. I didn't know the 2V had the same bolt pattern as the crossflow.  ::):
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on September 18, 2016, 11:14:25 AM
Small pipe sizes for my liking.... primary secondary and the outlet is only 2"
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: winton on September 18, 2016, 05:52:40 PM
I don't think 2v's are the same. From memory the 3rd and 4th exhaust ports share the same hole. The picture looks like it's for a xflow
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: Bucster on September 18, 2016, 09:33:14 PM
Also the last line in the description....
"Note: image for illustration purposes only, may not be actual product"
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on September 27, 2016, 11:56:46 AM
Found these on ebay, cheaper than the other one's as well.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CORTINA-1976-82-TD-TE-TF-EXTRACTORS-/120841306945?hash=item1c22b40341:m:mwgOA7uNrVTuMyIR1faGcsg (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/CORTINA-1976-82-TD-TE-TF-EXTRACTORS-/120841306945?hash=item1c22b40341:m:mwgOA7uNrVTuMyIR1faGcsg)
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on October 09, 2016, 08:34:53 AM
Can anyone recommend a good car club? I have 2 cars I want to put on club rego.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on January 25, 2017, 10:40:24 PM
No updates on the Cortina due to fairly recently getting a 1978 ZH fairlane Marquis with 351 Cleveland, FMX auto and 9inch LSD.

The Cortina isn't getting any love, because the fairlane is registered and I'm currently spending all my spare time and spare money getting it road worthy. I'm rebuilding the engine and pretty much ready for the reassembly, and currently have the entire front suspension out ready for new bushes, ball joints, shocks, springs and bearings. Might even replace the rotors.

Happy Straya day.  :beer
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: BigNorm on January 27, 2017, 12:19:10 PM
i know that feeling well. i used to look at ppl who had more than 1 project on the go as weird. i used to think just get one and finish it, then move onto the next. now i have 4 and not really sure how that happened. right now they're all missing the love.

i got a fairlane as well but a zf which im putting a 532 big block in.
Title: Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
Post by: tyga on July 26, 2018, 05:11:06 PM
Jesus, it's been ages since I updated this thread. Time flies.

I finished the ZH Fairlane a little while ago. Only thing left to do is give it a re-spray. I rebuilt the engine and replaced pretty much every component on the car that was replaceable. I reckon I came in well under 5 grand though over all. All new bushes, ball joints, bearings, disk pads, hoses, master cylinder, brake booster, radiator, hoses, carpet, and heater core. New wheels, 15 x 8 on the rear with 255's and 15 x 7 on the front with 235's. The original wheels were 14 x 6 with 205's, so a really nice improvement.

The car runs great, except the bloody thermoquad, which is a bitch to tune.

I put in a 2 inch dual system because the engine is more or less stock, with stock exhaust manifolds, except for a better than stock cam. The original exhaust was a 2 1/2 inch single exhaust. So I figured 2 x 2 inch was going to be an adequate improvement on a single 2 1/2 inch. I didn't expect it sound all that good, but I was pleasantly surprised by the note, sounds pretty good actually. It's loud but not so loud that the Mrs hates it. Win Win.

I'm planning on getting back to work on the Cortina soon, as soon as the weather starts getting a bit nicer. I'm hanging out to get the Cortina on the road. She'll only have a 250 crossflow with cast iron head, but I reckon she'll be quicker than the Fairlane. A Little car with a big engine is a whole lot of fun.

I'm also happy to make some modifications to the Cortina which I couldn't do to the Fairlane, as the Fairlane is going to be more or less stock.

Cheers,

Dave
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