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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:46 pm 
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Here’s the latest project.

Mk5 Cortina 2.0 Ghia purchased from an elderly neighbour for the grand total of £50...

I’m by now an expert when it comes to Triumphs but haven’t a clue about old Fords... this is going to be interesting :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:50 pm 
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Years ago I had an estate Cortina like that one. It's sills needed welding when it was five years old. Appalling when you think about it, but all British cars were much the same in those days.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:36 pm 
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Looks to be a bargain for £50 Tim :lol: Mechanics dead easy...... Rot wise :wary: Ever open wallet. Still it's something to play with :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Love the old cortina's i may still have some bits for them, i see you have A Mk5, i would love a jupitor red Mk4 myself

All owners were experts at the void bushes :D


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:17 pm 
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Love the old cortina's i may still have some bits for them, i see you have A Mk5, i would love a jupitor red Mk4 myself

All owners were experts at the void bushes :D
I still have my void bush tools, not used them for a while, but you never know!

Congrats on getting a running 'Tina for £50, must be getting on for the bargain of the year! These are starting to make serious money now....... And I mean serious Blue Oval money! well worth investing a few hours welding in!

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:51 pm 
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How come everyone with a cortina remembers void bushes :lol: :lol: :lol: Rear wheel steering was the rage then, come to think of it i still have my void tool somewhere :wink: There were even snide bushes around then.......

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:39 am 
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How come everyone with a cortina remembers void bushes :lol: :lol: :lol: Rear wheel steering was the rage then, come to think of it i still have my void tool somewhere :wink: There were even snide bushes around then.......

Tony.
I only ever had a couple of MkI 'Tinas and no void bushes in them! But as a professional mechanic, I sure got to change plenty.......

What's a snide bush? One where the failure sneaks up on you? Or just autocockup and you meant "solid"? :lol:

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
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'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
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Get yourself on https://www.buysellcortina.co.uk/forums/index.php good bunch on there :)

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:17 pm 
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What's a snide bush? One where the failure sneaks up on you? Or just autocockup and you meant "solid"? :lol:

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Really cheap ones that lasted a month :shock: If you were lucky as the genuine ones (in my area) went on back order for a while :(

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I used to have a MK5 Cortina in the early 90s. It had an argument with a BMW 528 (E28). I got to know the owner of the BMW (I'll call him Mick). He was a dead ringer for Keith Lemon. I've agreed to buy a 1991 Toyota Celica GT so I'm just as bad myself. One the plus side, I've managed to bring the Corsa back to life. It now has a better chance of getting through the MoT.

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Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month at 8.00pm at The Britannia, 239 Swinnow Rd, Pudsey, LS28 9AP.
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
1995 BMW 318i (M265 PNC - Project Bimmer, the weekend car)
2004 Vauxhall Corsa Design 16V (FE04 FKG - not mine! It lives!)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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