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General Chat / Good Buy?
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:02:17 PM »
Ok get some official rules to see what the restrictions are. Norm (tarahymen) what were the restrictions back then, regarding 4bbl carbies fuel injection etc. did the motor and intake have to remain the same?

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General Chat / turbo or supercharger
« on: December 01, 2007, 09:41:37 PM »
I prefer a supercharger, i'm not keen on the extra underbonnet heat associated with turbos, the hassles of extra piping in an already packed engine bay etc.

Heres a pick of mine, its an eaton M122 with a water to air intercooler.


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General Chat / another corty
« on: August 19, 2007, 10:33:59 PM »
What state do you live in?

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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by myrackbiz.com / easiest and best
« on: August 16, 2007, 05:06:21 PM »
Hi Blake, The easiest is not always the best, lol.
The 250 crossflow would be the easiest mainly cause they came as standard equipment. But nowadays the E series 4litre is more practical .

 :guin
Bucster

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General Chat / Get serious about a club in each state
« on: August 12, 2007, 11:12:53 PM »
Hi All,
Went to Sydney today to see the all ford show at Warwick Farm. Awesome turnout except for the cortinas, although there was a few in with the small ford club of nsw.  I expected to see a few more than what turned up.
So its time to get a little more serious about a club in each state, fairly soon i should have some t-shirts and polos made, got several prices on stickers etc. and looking into the requirements for club rego for members.

Hopefully we can get a group from each state to represent the club and display there cars wether they are stock, modified or full on radical.
Give me some ideas as to what can be done and what is required.
 :guin

Bucster

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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by myrackbiz.com / ijz
« on: August 12, 2007, 09:33:37 PM »
Hi Blake,
Ok now you got a little bit of direction on what you need to buy, start lookin at prices of import motors or on ebay and through the trading post etc. If you just find a motor at a good price then consider how much an aftermarket Ecu will cost and a good strong C4 auto and a adapter plate etc. But get a handle on prices and other motor options b4 you totally commit to a 1jz.
 :beer

Bucster

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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by myrackbiz.com / ijz
« on: August 10, 2007, 06:49:12 PM »
Hi blake,
Thats a big ask to have all that in the 1 car, have you decided on Auto or Manual?
Auto''s are better for drag racing but a manual is more fun for street driving. Long distances require an overdrive, which is hard to get a performance auto gearbox with overdrive and stay on a budget.

Bucster

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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by myrackbiz.com / ijz
« on: August 09, 2007, 05:27:31 PM »
Hi Blake,
The 1jz motor is an easier fit than my project, a 1uzfe 4L V8.
Most motor transplants happen because you come across something cheap and then work out the easiest way to put it in the car. The main concerns i see are the mounts for the engine and gearbox, getting the gear stick in the correct spot, adapting a tailshaft, wiring the original ecu or aftermarket computer into the cortina wiring harness plus a few other minor ones. Not counting the engine and gearbox costs, allow 1000-1500 to do it yourself, to get it done professionally maybe double the amount.

Have a think about what you want to do with the car, is it a daily driver, do you want to drag race it, are you going to be doing long distances etc. Theres a lot of members on here, when you get a direction you want to head, theres always some one who can help.
 :beer

Bucster

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Hi Juan and welcome to FordCortina.com.au website.
I have only read about the cortins Xr6 and not too familiar with the wiring layout, but if its similar to our Te model theres no relay controlling the head lights. The switch''s have been known to cause troubles if there were spotlights or brighter bulbs added to the original wiring system without using a separate relay etc.

Did your query relate to the little parking lights in the headlight or the main head light with the high/low globe?
Also just as a note when you replace the fuses clean up the terminals ends which hold the fuse in place.

 :beer

Bucster

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General Chat / cortina clubs
« on: August 06, 2007, 08:44:25 PM »
We as a website will support all clubs and interests, just let me know what u need,

Bucster

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General Chat / quick vid of my cortina
« on: August 05, 2007, 06:16:17 PM »
Hey protd,
Farkin awesome...
 :beer

Bucster

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General Chat / rally corty
« on: August 01, 2007, 07:19:52 PM »
Hi,
Yea seen the link, i have had several of these cortinas in my past. In the members gallery there is several examples of members cars, heres the link,

http://fordcortina.com.au/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=8

Also in the brochures section you can see the original brochure for when the car was first released.

http://fordcortina.com.au/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=59

Bucster
 :beer

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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by myrackbiz.com / mk1 indicaters
« on: July 29, 2007, 07:32:53 PM »
Hi,
Not to sure about early model parts, but for Mk-1 stuff you couldnt go past a fellow members site, have a look in the links section on the menu. Its one of our best rated links. Hopefully they can help or another member might respond.

Bucster
 :beer

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Technical/Mechanical - sponsored by myrackbiz.com / TE Wiiper Arms
« on: July 29, 2007, 07:23:36 PM »
Hey Tim,
Nice idea, yes they are very brittle and most of my corty''s had at least one bit of the plastic broken. Let me know how you go, maybe we can work something out pricewise and advertise them on the website.

Bucster

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General Chat / Not Happy Jan.
« on: July 08, 2007, 10:14:50 AM »
Hi tinatd
Sorry for the misunderstanding, i was informed the image i received was a copy and not an original.  :spank
Please advise what you would like us to do.

Bucster

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