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by Rossouw
Mon 23 Sep 2019, 10:16
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: Brake upgrade
Replies: 0
Views: 74

Brake upgrade

Hi guys,

I need some help. I want to upgrade the brakes on my 1976 MK3 cortina. Any advice?

(used to be a 1.6, but replaced it with a 3.0 v6 essex & cressida box)
by Rossouw
Sat 31 Aug 2019, 13:29
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: 79 Cam
Replies: 0
Views: 1744

79 Cam

Hi Guys,

Looking for a 79 cam for my 3.0 v6 Essex.

Thanks
by Rossouw
Sat 31 Aug 2019, 13:26
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: 2.5 Cortina big six 3.45 ratio diff
Replies: 0
Views: 1760

2.5 Cortina big six 3.45 ratio diff

Hi Guys,

Looking for 2.5 Cortina big six 3.45 ratio diff.

Thanks
by Rossouw
Sat 31 Aug 2019, 13:22
Forum: Parts wanted
Topic: Cortina MK3 suspension bushes
Replies: 1
Views: 2044

Cortina MK3 suspension bushes

Hi Guys,

Doing a complete rebuild and need to replace all suspension bushes on the mk3 cortina.

Would be great if someone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks
by Rossouw
Sat 31 Aug 2019, 12:07
Forum: Technical
Topic: MKIII Cortina suspension question
Replies: 0
Views: 2262

MKIII Cortina suspension question

Hi Guys,

I swopped the original 1.6 engine in my 1976 Cortina mkIII with a 3.0 V6 Essex. The car was sitting a bit low in the front so I changed coil springs.

My question is: Should the front suspension and brakes be upgraded due to the heavier engine?

Any advice would be appreciated.
by Rossouw
Thu 25 May 2017, 14:01
Forum: Technical
Topic: Overheating issues
Replies: 5
Views: 1924

Overheating issues

I have a ford 3.0 v6 essex, that keeps overheating. The water rapidly drains from the radiator but there are no visible leaks. I'm thinking head gasket.

Any ideas/advice on what this might be?

Thanks!
by Rossouw
Wed 02 Nov 2016, 21:05
Forum: Technical
Topic: Weber 38 running rich
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: Weber 38 running rich

Thanks for the advice. The plugs are fouling after -+ 50km of normal driving, tips burnt pitch black. I'm on my third set of plugs. There is a major amount of fuel going down the throats.

I will have a look at what you suggested, and keep you posted.

Thanks
by Rossouw
Tue 01 Nov 2016, 17:43
Forum: Technical
Topic: Weber 38 running rich
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Weber 38 running rich

Hi, I have a weber 38 on a skyline 2.8 gtx engine. The engine is running rich (plumes of black smoke from exhaust). It was running fine until I had it overhauled and tuned. I have had two different mechanics have a look at it since, but no avail. I switched to smaller jets, and tuned it countless ti...
by Rossouw
Mon 25 May 2015, 12:10
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: How to valuate a classic car?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: How to valuate a classic car?

Great thanks!
by Rossouw
Wed 13 May 2015, 12:04
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: How to valuate a classic car?
Replies: 4
Views: 723

How to valuate a classic car?

Hi
I'm just wondering how one would go about valuating an older car? My Cortina MK3 is not exactly a classic but I would still like to put some value on her. Would the best option be to just see what they sell for?