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Bucster

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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #45 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.
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tyga

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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #46 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.







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





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



 :bigthumpup
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #47 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. :)





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tyga

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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #48 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.
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #49 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?  :?
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #50 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.
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #51 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.
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #52 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.
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #53 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?  ???:
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #54 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 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.  ::):
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #55 on: September 18, 2016, 11:14:25 AM »

Small pipe sizes for my liking.... primary secondary and the outlet is only 2"
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #56 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
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #57 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"
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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #58 on: September 27, 2016, 11:56:46 AM »

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Re: tyga's TD Cortina project
« Reply #59 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.
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