Cortina Mark 4 Odometer goes back to zero at 100,000 miles. Car hasn't been driven very rigorously since the 90's and just crossed the 100,000 mile mark early this year on a trip to Mayaro Beach. Original 1600 Pinto engine and drivetrain (with exception of a new propshaft) still going strong.
Ford Corrtina MK4 Weber 32/36 service
Took down my Weber 32/36 carby to look at the accelerator pump check valve.
Its a 1.6 and originally had the single barrel 1.6 carb so I had to do some
modding to the original 1.6 air box for it to fit the Weber. The 1.6
throttle linkage was also too long so I use a makeshift adapter plate to
get it to line up properly with the Weber.
Ford Cortina GXL restoration PT5
Part 5 of the restoration of a MK3 Ford Cortina 1971 GXL, please see
previous videos to get a overview of works so far. Thansk for your comments
and encouragement, tips and advice. I am learning all the time.
82 Ford Cortina Cosworth
A walk around my beloved old Cortina to assess its condition ready for
sale. The car has been off the road for a number of years now as project
'Wife & Kids' took priority. I have finally realized that I will never have
the spare time to complete this car and so, rather than leave it to fester,
have decided to part with it. I am a bit gutted as I can see loads of
potential in this car, particularly as it's a high spec car and in the best
colours (exterior & interior). The car is 32 years old now so does need
attention as the video shows. It should be making an appearance on a well
known auction site soon. I was meant to be on friday 31st Jan '14 but a
technical hitch has caused a slight delay.
Mk1 Lotus Cortina
Colin Ginn @ Prestige Coachwork's Clacton on Sea Essex
working on a April 1965 Mk1 Lotus cortina "A" frame airflow
Lotus Cortina Mk1 Onboard - Saturday Race, VRG Turkey Bowl 2012
Green flag drops at about 3:40!
Feel free to check out some of my channel's other racing videos too!
This is my second race of the weekend in my 1965 Lotus Cortina Mk1. I
arrived to the grid late, so I had a lot of work to do to work through
traffic. It was a lot of fun, and I advanced from 15th to 1st!
1927 Ford: Double-Trouble -- /BIG MUSCLE
• Gordon Tronson
In the world of hot-rodding there are few cars that are going to leave as
big an impression as this - the 1927 Ford Model T custom simply known as
"Double-Trouble". It rides on a custom-built tube chassis that's fabricated
from 1.5-inch tube. Is powered by two 4.6-liter modular V8s from Ford with
four, count 'em, FOUR Superchargers for
an approximate power output of around 1,200 hp. It also utilizes the
rear-end (inboard disc brakes and all) from an early Jaguar. It's a rolling
a Hot Wheels car and a masterpiece of engineering that is sure to make all
your naughty bits tingle.
Mike Sweeney presents 'Cortina Special' where he takes a look into the
history of the Ford Cortina and speaks to many enthusiasts!
With guests Graham Robson, Stephen J Vokins, Harry Calton, Tom Malcom,
Maurice Bennett, Andy Middlehurst, Dave Eastwood, Andy Childs, Darren Seed,
Carol Seed, Stuart Hughes.
Originally aired on Men and Motors TV channel in 2003
Auction of 1963 Lotus Cortina 8515 UN
This Lotus Cortina was offered on Thursday 22 March 2012, by Dorset Vintage
& Classic Auctions (http://www.dvca.co.uk/) at The Gartell Light Railway,
Common Lane, Yenston, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0NB.
Part of the sales brochure reads : "...this rare, early 'Extra Special
Equipment' example was originally raced by Ford Main Dealers Messrs Francis
Garage Ltd of Colwyn Bay, who were the first registered owners of the motor
car. The Lotus Cortina was then purchased by the current custodian's uncle,
who became the car's second owner. His wife found the competition clutch
too heavy, so sold the Lotus Cortina to his brother, who in turn allowed
his son (the current custodian) to learn to drive and ultimately pass his
test in it. 8515 UN was dry stored from 1971 until it was inherited by the
current owner, who moved the motor car into his own workshops.
In 2001, the decision was made to carry out a brief, light renovation of
the Lotus Cortina. However, as is usually the case with these situations,
the light renovation turned into a major restoration which took four years;
even the nuts and bolts were carefully cleaned with a toothbrush for
We are told that the body was completely refurbished and the engine
rebuilt; the gearbox and drive train were stripped and checked, and the
steering was overhauled. The interior front seats were reupholstered (the
rear seat remains in excellent condition), and a new headlining and carpets
were fitted. The instruments and switches were all original and working, so
did not require attention at the time, but at present the rev counter does
not return to zero and the temperature gauge will require a new capillary
tube. We are assured that the radiator has been replaced and a new battery
fitted. At present, the motor car is fitted with Minilite road wheels, but
the original steel wheels will be supplied with the motor car, together
with some spare parts. Regrettably, the front quarter bumpers and brackets
8515 UN has been enjoyed since the restoration was completed in 2005.
Regrettably, it has now become available due to health reasons.
Documentation in the file includes the original RF60 registration book, the
V5C registration certificate, invoices, photographs, correspondence,
various workshop manuals, a Lotus Cars Ltd spare parts list and a quantity
of MOT test certificates (including the current, which expires 28.2.2013),
together with a Shell lubrication wallet, containing the running costs of
the Lotus Cortina from 10.2.1967 until 10.9.1967.
A rare opportunity to purchase an exceptional motor car, which has been in
the current family ownership for forty-six years."
Hammer price was £42,500 plus buyer's premium (plus VAT).