My Cortina Restoration has begun!

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

Post by Moering Tool » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 14:40

Coming together! That motor looks immaculate.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 15:30

Thanks!

The motor alone as it stands now has cost me close to R12k without the labour as I have done everything myself.

Hoping the filters will clear the bonnet as I don't want to cut it.
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by kavesh » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 17:13

It's looking very good. Well done

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by IndianaJones » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 17:56

Include the distributor in that air cleaner mock-up, sometimes the distributor/spark plug wires can have very little clearance with such a big filter.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by ters » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 18:02

I would show off those two beauties, each with their own small filter...... They will be hidden beneath the large one BIGSIX?!

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by Moering Tool » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 21:10

Perhaps consider fabricating some sort of plenum with 90' bends in it so you can mount two filters, DCOE style, one over each tappet cover. That way you'll have plenty of bonnet clearance.

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by RASSIE » Mon 01 Sep 2014, 21:19

Who sold the front spoiler to you???
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Tue 02 Sep 2014, 07:57

Thanks for the feedback!

IJ I will check clearance with the distributor fitted, forgot about that?

Rassie why you asking about the spoiler?
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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by AintSheSweet » Wed 03 Sep 2014, 09:57

Looking good BigSix.

I would agree with Ters .....go with the individual air filters....

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Re: My Cortina Restoration has begun!

Post by BIGSIX » Thu 04 Sep 2014, 14:15

I can get these filters for the carbs, will need to lift them a bit for clearance above the ram tubes thou.

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