Ford Cortina Deluxe

01 March 2014 Car Specifications 1545

Here we have a 1968 Series 1 Mk2 Ford Cortina Deluxe, 4 door in Ermine White and a cool red interior. The engine is a 1600 crossflow with some!! modifications.


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The engine has been totally rebuilt.

  • Block bored out to 1660cc (engine number 691M 6015BA)
  • +60" Pistons and rings
  • Kent 244 camshaft with dual springs.
  • ACL main and big end bearings.
  • Modified oil pump (high pressure)
  • Existing oil pump blanking plate.
  • Core plugs
  • ARP bolts
  • Valve seats recut, larger 214N stainless steel exhaust valves and bronze inserts, ported and polished.
  • Valve stem oil seals.
  • Vernier gear set, chain and tensioner.
  • 10.5 Compression.
  • Twin 40 Dellorto carbs.
  • Side entry ignition cap, 8mm plug leads and Bosch electronic distributor.
  • Removable plate timing cover.
  • Adjustable Alternator bracket.
  • Full gasket set.
  • Lightened flywheel.
  • Bottom end fully balanced.
  • WOSP High torque starter motor.
  • Breather elbow, silicon hose and 1 litre oil catch tank with filter.
  • Facet Red Top competition electric fuel pump.
  • 8mm high pressure fuel hose.
  • Filter King fuel regulator/filter with 85mm bowl.
  • Fuel pressure guage.
  • LED fuse box.
  • Stainless radiator cap with release lever, silicon hose to water overflow catch can.
  • Varley Red Top 25 racing battery with aluminium housing bracket.
  • 11" Electric radiator fan.
  • English rear axle with 3.9 gears.
  • 4 speed manual gearbox.
  • 7" x 13" Superlight Mk2 alloys with 185/60x13 on the rear and 175/50x13 Yokohama A539 tyres on the front.
  • Lowered 2" all round with Superflex bushes on all front and rear suspension components, steering arm and anti-roll bar.
  • 8" Drum brakes on rear with M16 calipers on disc brakes up front.
  • Monroe shocks on rear.
  • Braided brake hoses on front.
  • Stainless 105Speed performance manifold.
  • Full custom stainless 2" exhaust with one rear box by Pro Speed Exhausts.
  • Wooden steering wheel.
  • Tacho with built in adjustable shift light.
  • Water Temperature and Oil Pressure guages.
  • Modified accelerator pedal to accommodate twin throttle cables.
  • Ford Capri 2.8i single rear leaf springs decambered by 2".
  • New front and rear screen rubbers and inserts.
  • New Red intertia seatbelts.
  • New windows rubbers.
  • New red door seals.
  • Plumbed in Lifeline Fire Extinguisher - 2 outlet nozzles in engine bay.
Last modified on Monday, 19 November 2018 16:38