Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

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Post by Guy Croft » November 30th, 2012, 5:16 pm

Doing final in-situ carb mixtures and balance and some road testing to bed-in and prove out.

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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Urbancamo » November 30th, 2012, 7:10 pm

Really nice too this project nearly completed.

Some purists might be complaing why on on earth you should mount a Fiat TC engine in to a classic For Cortina, but do we really care? Absolutely no. What works, it works. As simple as that.

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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Guy Croft » December 1st, 2012, 12:00 pm

yes, and a short drive in this car would change the mind of any purist...!

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Post by Will01 » December 5th, 2012, 5:13 pm

That Cortina looks superb, very clean and i bet it goes like stink. Very nice looking project there.
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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Guy Croft » December 7th, 2012, 4:54 pm

It is fast. B fast.



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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Piotrek125p » December 15th, 2012, 9:11 pm

That Cortina looks superb, I like this clean look, especially under the hood. How much power has this engine ?
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Post by Guy Croft » December 16th, 2012, 3:02 pm

about twice what it had before!

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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Piotrek125p » December 17th, 2012, 4:21 pm

And what engine was previously ? I'm sorry but the Fords are not my favorite cars and I do not know too much about them.
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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Will01 » December 17th, 2012, 4:36 pm

Sorry for stepping in here Guy, The Standard Cortina had a 1.5L Ford Kent Crossflow OHV engine which may have optimistically produced 80hp when new, but they also had a Lotus Cortina 1.6L TwinCam engine which again was optimistically claimed to have 140hp when new.
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Re: Ford Cortina MkI - Guy Croft Twincam installation

Post by Guy Croft » December 17th, 2012, 6:34 pm

It's not in fact a Lotus - it's a Super which was already converted to a Fiat 2 liter TC, a very very tired one by the time I first saw it.

Cyril said to me, 'I won't be driving it that fast Guy'

I said, 'you will Cyril, you will......'

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