My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 18 Jul 2012, 15:15

Thanks for the tip!! i would have messed it up, so I will hang the doors and fenders instead of laying them on a table or flat surface like the boot and bonet!

I have picked out the paint and as soon as I have finished the other projects will focus on my BigSix and get it painted.
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by 73Ranchero » Wed 18 Jul 2012, 15:23

Pleasure, I'm glad that it was in time, before you started painting. I only got the advise after the fact, no use then! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 18 Jul 2012, 16:07

I have found forum's like this one very helpfull where you can learn from other peoples mistakes and not your own, and share your mistakes to help someone else.
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Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by zahistorics » Fri 20 Jul 2012, 21:43

73Ranchero wrote:... I would just like to give a tip here, when you do the final spray-job and espesially if it's going to be metalic, try very hard to spray at the same angles. I'll explain... I stripped and resprayed my daughter's Uno in metallic blue a while ago. The car frame, much like your's in the last pics, was painted seperately and the doors and bonnet were off the car on drums. Although I painted everything at the same time, with the same paint, it did not match properly after re-assembly. :cry: The metallic particels in the paint have to set and dry at the same angle when you spray the door and mudguard, for example.
Better yet - do it like the professionals.

Spay the 'inside' - engine bay, door shuts etc. (anything that would be covered and made inaccessible by the panels) in colour.

Fit all doors and panels. Adjust all the panel gaps and shut lines so eveything is aligned and neat and even.

Spay edges and backs, wrapping paint around the edges to the 'outside'.

Close doors, bonnet and boot. Paint all the exterior bits. Treat entire areas, like the whole side of the car, a single item when spraying.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by jacodebeer » Wed 29 Aug 2012, 10:42

BIGSIX wrote:Ok Motor is starting to come together, put the stuff I could together as they were gathering dust.

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Hi Johan, waar het jy jou engineering laat doen? in Randfontein?
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Wed 29 Aug 2012, 13:06

Engineering is gedoen in Krugersdorp Wes by Performance Balancers.
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Mon 20 Jan 2014, 13:54

Ok got some work done on the body side skirts and front spoiler.

I know this is not to the liking of most die hard Ford fans but the spoiler kit has grown on me from the first time I saw it 15yr back on the car and I will try my best not to make it into the Zef-Spotting tread.

Some pics of the progress.

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Old Ford's don't Die, they just go Faster!
Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
'96 Ford Courier D\C 350 16v - V8

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by Throtle » Tue 21 Jan 2014, 23:43

Hi Bigsix

I am sorry that I can't help, but I will definitively be with fingers crossed for your success.
Thanks for sharing. God Speed.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Tue 19 Aug 2014, 12:46

Some more body work done, still a lot to do before I am happy with it.
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Need to fit the motor and gearbox to see how much clearance I have with the carbs and trumpets and filters so did some port matching and painting of the heads.
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now need to fit the gaskets and torque ever thing up.
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Old Ford's don't Die, they just go Faster!
Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
'96 Ford Courier D\C 350 16v - V8

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 13:45

Redone the 2 X 38 Weber Carbs and mocked up my V8 Filter.

Not sure if I should run a single V8 Filter or run two separate square filter on the carbs? Any opinions?

Twin Setup without the links
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Filter mock up?
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Old Ford's don't Die, they just go Faster!
Hi, my name is Johan and I am a V-addict!

'97 Suzuki TL1000S - V2(SOLD)
'76 Ford Cortina XLE Bigsix 3.0 - V6
'90 Ford Sapphire 3.0 GLX - V6
'97 Mazda MX6 2.5i - V6
'96 Ford Courier D\C 350 16v - V8

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