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Jul 09

Posts: 1351

davemdixon says:

Fond memories of the Ford Cortina

now Fifty years old. My first bike was delivered to me in the boot of one all in bits but not a piece missing!

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Anonymous  says:


My first car. MkV 2.0 litre in blue. Brought it for a song, dropped a 2.1 Pinto engine into it, Piper cams, Janspeed exhaust , twin choke Weber 45 carbs, 195 rims and then had it tuned to perfection. Shortly after the  tuning perfection ( less than two hours) I wrote it off. I thought I could powerslide it round the corner in the wet and promptly found the side of a parked Sierra then bounced into a brick wall. Didn't help that I had my girlfriend with me at the time. The fact that she was my boss's daughter might have contributed to me losing my job, girlfriend and car all in one afternoon. Live and learn :winkie:

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Sep 09

Posts: 1766

beaconsman says:


Whos been listening to radio 2?

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Jul 08

Posts: 4462

ninjachica says:

Aww Bless

My dad got through a few of those!

He had a mkII and a couple of mkIII's.  Not long after I passed my test, he got a mkIV 2.0 sport (bright yellow with black vinyl roof).  I used to use it to go to college!

Years later, I had a Sierra with the 2 tea-trays!  It was known as the 'does that'. 
The window fell down inside the door - "yep, does that" (etc).

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Nov 07

Posts: 2432

smidget says:


prefered the Mk1 Lotus myself seem to have more character.

Used an old Rover P5 3500S as a donor to fit into a mark 5 now that was a very interesting conversion.

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Dec 08

Posts: 1545

Blader2005 says:

my dad

had a MkIV estate.. 2L...  it was mostly a flatted back crappy brown in the areas that werent covered with squares of 'davids P38' think it stayed that way till it died.....



not bad for a guy that was a panel beater and sprayer!!!! lmao 

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Jan 10

Posts: 3511

Beelady says:

I hate the Mk3

it was one of those that crushed my leg in 1976. I've been scared of them ever since. Still can't avoid the things.There's always one or two at classic car do's :upset:

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May 09

Posts: 218

Tabasco says:

My brothers

old cortina estate. What a barge that was.

Lovely :eyebrows:

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Nov 02

Posts: 1340

norris says:

Rot boxes

Like most old Fords. Had a 1600E many years back, chassis/body fell apart with rust.

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Apr 07

Posts: 462

DrFutura says:

I had a

65 Cortina 1500 deluxe four door from Sept 1981 to August 1986. Went through three engines two gearboxes (strangely no clutches) and could do any repairs myself apart from a bit of welding. I loved that car. I learnt everything I know about cars from that. sadly modern cars are filled with components that go wrong and cannot be fettled by someone with a few spanners, a set of feelers, and a screwdriver. If cars were still like this I would be happy. 

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Feb 10

Posts: 1137

kawathrasher says:

Never had a cortina (too young)

But did have many happy hours drifting a 2.8 capri with a 4 speed gearbox . Used to go hunting for xr2/3 and pug gti owners just for fun..... 90 mph in third and Gun in the tape player !!!!!!!



Brings a tear to the eye :ph43r:

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