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2011/07/27 18:48:58
Phil

Phil's Cortina II - On the home stretch!!

!!>>>>>>......... Continued from here...http://www.classic-ford.org/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=255&whichpage=66

The old girl...

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Phil
R888's have arrived!!

I fitted these up last night...I cant wait to get it out of the shed for some decent pics

2011/07/27 18:52:22
COS086

Looking Phatter than ever now Phil! Can't wait to see a shot from behind with all that wide rubber tucked under there. How's the power plant coming along? Not sure about the thermal properties of your current head in the recent pics...
2011/07/27 21:51:34
mud
Good lord, Phil. That's a tight fit. [:u]

Can't wait to see more.
2011/07/28 17:43:55
ESK-74
Nice indeed. What size and bacck spacing are your front rims?
2011/07/28 18:13:21
fehlbie
OMG...
They look awesome, have you got a photo of any fronts with tyres yet?

quote:
Originally posted by Phil

R888's have arrived!!

I fitted these up last night...I cant wait to get it out of the shed for some decent pics



[[:0]
2011/07/28 18:20:30
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by COS086


Looking Phatter than ever now Phil! Can't wait to see a shot from behind with all that wide rubber tucked under there. How's the power plant coming along? Not sure about the thermal properties of your current head in the recent pics...



Cheers Matt Hopefully I'll have some rear shots on Saturday...its going over to work to prepare to renew its vows with the engine so will be out of the garage for the first time since last November[:p] The current head doesnt breathe to well either[:o)]
2011/07/28 20:16:08
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by mud

Good lord, Phil. That's a tight fit. [:u]

Can't wait to see more.



There's literally just enough room Cam...but at the end of the day thats all it needs More pics to follow[;^)]
2011/07/28 20:17:27
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by ESK-74

Nice indeed. What size and back spacing are your front rims?



Cheers Dayne The fronts are 18x8's with ET+7 and rears are 18x10's with ET+18. That should give a back space of around 4.75" on the front
2011/07/28 20:23:49
Wozzah
Looking great mate, top work

Warren
2011/07/28 20:29:40
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by fehlbie

OMG...
They look awesome, have you got a photo of any fronts with tyres yet?




Cheers Fehlbie Funny you should ask about pics of the fronts.... They're only dodgy phone pics at this stage but you get the general gist of how they fit[:p]





2011/07/28 20:31:35
Juiceman
Dude!!! That is epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2011/07/29 08:23:19
Phil
Cheers Juiceman

Some better quality pics...outdoor ones come tomorrow





2011/07/29 21:30:03
Sean
Looking good Phil! It feels like it's getting close now... it certainly has been a while between drives.

Are you going to upgrade your rubber door protectors? You should get some with reflectors, they are cool... and maybe some of those springy wire parking assistor things for the sides... and heck, why not a static strap for the back too while you are at it. [:o)]
2011/07/29 21:49:08
Phil
I was thinking of alternating orange and white reflectors all the way down the doors[:o)] And maybe some cowskin seat covers for the Recaro's
2011/07/29 22:22:20
Juiceman
Goddamn those rears look sticky even when they're cold!
2011/07/30 10:01:47
Mark
I expect to see the bowling hat and a box of tissues on the parcel shelf...Perfectly complementary to this unquestionably nana car...[88][88][:o)]
2011/07/30 10:08:45
Phil
Hehe...and it will only ever be used for poodling upto the shops and back, with the odd run to the bowling club[(#)]

Yeah Juiceman...hopefully they hook up, Im hoping they work well enough to run the quarter on as well so I dont need to swap wheels when I go to the drags...only downside is the stiff sidewalls[8~2]
2011/07/30 13:23:24
Phil
Well it has now changed addresses for a bit...ready for the wedding next week!!

I took a couple of pics while it was out in the sun...albeit a bit dusty





2011/07/30 13:27:31
tybrown
WOW! thats perfect!
power steer
air con.....
so, when are you going to be releasing these to the open market??? [:x)]
i will order, as long as mine comes with cup holders!

Top stuff Phil!
2011/07/30 15:11:02
Mark
This the new 2012 model 60's Cortina, the latest remake of the mk1...
2011/07/30 17:43:48
Phil
The new product launch should be late 2011
2011/07/30 17:50:18
tybrown
so.... if you are releasing these potential buyers would expect a test drive [88][:u][%]

worth a try........[:o)]
2011/07/30 19:17:51
Mark
Thanks to Theo, the car now resides outside the "Ford Cosworth" building, much better...

2011/07/31 07:02:18
Mk2_2dr_2L
Wow, those wheels are massive.

Top effort Phil.

Damion
2011/07/31 20:14:36
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by tybrown

so.... if you are releasing these potential buyers would expect a test drive [88][:u][%]

worth a try........[:o)]



Like with WRX's in the late 90's Ty...your first test drive is after the final payment is made and your on your way home in your new car[:p][(#)][;^)]
2011/07/31 21:24:48
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by Mark

Thanks to Theo, the car now resides outside the "Ford Cosworth" building, much better...



Australia's first factory Cosworth workshop!!...funilly enough the Cosworth logo is just as comfy next to the Subaru logo these days

2011/07/31 21:28:23
Phil
quote:
Originally posted by Mk2_2dr_2L

Wow, those wheels are massive.

Top effort Phil.

Damion



Just to sort the alignment now Damion...the nsf is a tad close in places so will have a session on the aligner this week to sort it Then should be able to come down another 1/2" or so all round
2011/07/31 21:32:50
zombie289
WOW Phil, WOW... I think I'll just keep saying WOW! ....WOW..... Cant wait to see this thing in the flesh at the 2012 Cortina Nats Phil????
2011/08/01 13:18:34
fehlbie
Phil, she looks awesome...
2011/08/02 17:05:58
Phil
zombie289

WOW Phil, WOW... I think I'll just keep saying WOW! ....WOW..... Cant wait to see this thing in the flesh at the 2012 Cortina Nats Phil????

 
Cheers Zombie Im hoping to be at the Cortina Nats....the car will be ready hopefully other commitments dont get in the way

fehlbie

Phil, she looks awesome...

 
Cheers Mate

2011/08/02 21:14:42
Phil
The preliminary wheel alignment has now been done, the necessary clearance has been found...just need to see if it needs more neg camber or not once it gets out on the track
2011/08/02 21:18:05
Admin
Let me know when you are going to the track. My MR2 is just about ready to go back out again. Were you thinking of a practice day at Eastern Creek?
BTW just about all of my panels are now carbon fibre
2011/08/03 20:57:05
Phil
Admin

Let me know when you are going to the track. My MR2 is just about ready to go back out again. Were you thinking of a practice day at Eastern Creek?
BTW just about all of my panels are now carbon fibre

 
I most certainly will mate, i'll be keen as mustard once the shakedown and tune are completed
 
Im looking forward to seeing what the old girl will do these days...lots of changes since the old 1min 50sec days...and at leat 150rwkw more power than it had back then, should be fun to say the least

2011/08/07 16:59:47
Phil
With a few hours allocated this afternoon the bottom end is now part of the car once again, thankfully it was a trouble free install...now to get the head built
 
Sean might have some better pics
 

2011/08/07 17:03:54
fehlbie
Looks right at home.. Just something missing??
2011/08/07 19:13:01
Sean
Yep, it's in there alright...
 


 
2011/08/08 13:50:41
Mark
Very Exciting...
2011/08/08 21:38:13
T_Mark
Absolutely the best cortina ever.
2011/08/10 19:31:03
darnoldrs
Looking better and better all the time Phil.
Good to see that you have been able to continue to on progress over the last couple of years.
I have not even touched mine in 2 years. Hope to be back soon thou.
Will you be making the migration to melbourne for SFS2012 ?? Might see you there so see this in the flesh at last.
2011/08/11 11:55:11
esc-078
Wow! looks fantastic Phil. Good work.
 
I'm not being neg, but the brake lines really do stand out.

Is there any reason, either mechanical, rules or laws that one couldn't route them on the other side of the firewall and through the inner guards? Kinda like hiding the wiring in the engine bay?
2011/08/13 17:00:57
Phil
Mark

Very Exciting...


T_Mark

Absolutely the best cortina ever.


Cheers Guys
2011/08/13 18:11:15
Phil
darnoldrs

Looking better and better all the time Phil.
Good to see that you have been able to continue to on progress over the last couple of years.
I have not even touched mine in 2 years. Hope to be back soon thou.
Will you be making the migration to melbourne for SFS2012 ?? Might see you there so see this in the flesh at last.

 
Cheers mate
 
It will be good to see some updates when you get chance to do some more, its great to see things taken outside the square
 
Im not sure about SFS, the car should be done by then but whether the run in and shake down is sorted by then Im not sure...will have to see how things progress

2011/08/13 18:15:57
Phil
esc-078

Wow! looks fantastic Phil. Good work.

I'm not being neg, but the brake lines really do stand out.

Is there any reason, either mechanical, rules or laws that one couldn't route them on the other side of the firewall and through the inner guards? Kinda like hiding the wiring in the engine bay?

 
Cheers mate
 
The brake lines could probably have been hidden, but I dont mind them, it takes on a different perspective in the flesh. Its a fine line in over doing the hidden work and getting all the colours to balance, thats the main reason I painted the radiator top tank, to try and keep the balance between blue and silver right. Im pretty confident they wont be so obvious when all the other gear goes back in

2011/08/13 18:21:35
Phil
There's not much more to look at visually at the moment but I have been chipping away at some of the finishing touches. The radiator, intercooler and condenser are now all permanently fitted, the ac system has had a new reciever drier fitted, a little more compressor oil added and the system evacuated then static gassed, and no leaks after a few little joint tweeks!! I can now finish the ac charge once it fires up again.
 
With all the paint, powdercoating and anodising I am anticipating some earth issues so I have made up seperate earth leads for the ac compressor, alternator, block and gearbox. All should now be nicely earthed. The starter motor has been rebuilt with new internal and should be back on Monday ready to be fitted.
 
I've also made up a .5mm head gasket blank so I can dummy fit the spare head back onto the block without any dust or dirt being able to get into the new bottom end, so will refit the head and manifolds next week ready for the old girl to return home again.
 
The head is back at the machine shop with all the goodies that go with it, porting should happen over the next few weeks then for the custom guides to be machined and bigger valve seats to be installed. Hopefully it wont take to long 
2011/08/13 18:35:48
cosworth 76
 alot of meat on the back lovely stance.........
2011/08/16 03:33:56
Phil
A message came through today...the front seats are ready  Unfortunately a persistent dose of the flu prevented me picking them up...but here's a teaser

2011/10/03 22:12:10
Phil
Almost there  I picked up the seats today!! Ready for install tomorrow
Here are a couple more pics...
 

 

2011/10/08 19:37:39
esqrt
Phil,this is an awesome build,great looking car.
Its a real credit to you
2011/10/08 22:17:36
Phil
esqrt

Phil,this is an awesome build,great looking car.
Its a real credit to you

 
Cheers Mate Its so close now I can almost taste the first drive

2011/10/09 17:13:32
Phil
Classic Ford luxury at its best
 

 

 

And the grin on Loundes's face as he signed this last Friday proves he still bleeds BLUE!!
 

2011/10/09 17:15:58
stanley
Phil Looking better than before.
I bet craig wishes he was driving her around bathurst instead of that yukky holden. He would have been in front for the last 3 laps not behind.
Well done again, how short is the to do list now...
2011/10/11 16:52:06
Phil
Cheers Stanley
 
The main things that remain under the bonnet are to finish the head, source the new turbo and build the new inlet manifold.
For the interior the sunvisors and door handles need to be covered in suede then the rear seat needs to be trimmed, the car needs to be running and mobile to do the rear seat...it may be the biggest job of the whole car, seems crazy as it is only cosmetic and cant be used
 
Other than that, the paint needs to be wet rubbed and buffed, it is still as it came out of the booth and then I need to source an 18" spare wheel that will fit over the brakes...
 
Then it will be finished!!!
2011/10/11 20:50:54
esky79
Wat turbo u planning on running phil?
2011/10/11 21:36:56
Phil
A GTX3076R at this stage...unless technology provides another option when Im ready to buy.
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.
2011/10/11 22:31:29
esc-078
Phil And the grin on Loundes's face as he signed this last Friday proves he still bleeds BLUE!!




Did his face look something like this?

 
Yes, that is (was) Craig Lowndes' first car. '66 MK1 Cortina. Had a hot 2ltr Pinto that his Dad Frank built.
2011/10/12 17:32:22
Mk2_2dr_2L
Top work Phil! 
2011/10/13 07:46:27
esky79
Yer the gtx3076 is a good all round turbo... Twinscroll .84 t4 rear housing would be the goods on the cossie responsive and make good power

Ive jus bought a precision billet turbo from the states... Its a good bit of gear would suit a cossie cus they love big boost :p
2011/10/13 21:32:07
Phil
Cheers Guys  Its been a long journey but I think I can finally see land on the horizon
 
I bought the old girl home today, after the first wash since last year and some quick pics, onto the tilt tray she went...
 

 

 

 

 

 

2011/10/22 20:29:04
ratta tat tat
The 18's look awesome. And that's some good info on Craig Lowndes!
2011/10/22 22:13:01
Phil
Cheers Mate
2011/11/03 19:13:24
Phil
How do you fit light weight and inconel Subaru valves into a cossie head?!! With a set of these crossbred guides!! (the ones in the middle)
 

2011/11/03 19:14:24
Luke
Some interesting stuff Phill
2011/11/04 00:26:11
Phil
Its a case of bringing the Cossie into modern times Luke, although I wish it was a little easier to hand machine parts...in hindsight I should have had them modeled in solidworks and CNC machined. Apart from conversion guides, the Subaru components are lighter by a country mile, with better materials and all available off the shelf at good prices!!
 
Im still convinced there was a technology purchase or at least some involvement in the original EJ20/25 from Cosworth...its all just to closely related for them not to have been involved...not to mention the current focus on Subaru components by Cosworth.
2011/11/04 08:40:05
Phil
A sneak peak at the latest added shiny pieces  Its a shame about the cap head bolts but some new ones wont be far away....along with the new turbo
 

2011/11/05 21:28:47
Phil
Latest pic
 

 
The trim in the front of the car is now offically finished...door handles and sunvisors are done
 
Just the back seat to go...although might need to talk Pat into some suede boots for the handbrake lever and gear stick
 
2011/11/18 18:49:19
Robb
Great car & workmanship. The Mk1 Cortina had great styling and you've really added 21st century mechs to it. One point I noticed that may be different between Qld and NSW rego requirements was the door bars on the rollcage. Will they pass inspection ok? I thought door bars were tricky to have for a roadgoing project. Certainly need them to stop that motor taking off on it's own!
2011/11/24 15:01:39
Mickas
Unbolt the door section of roll cage when going on the public road?
My mates does that
2011/11/24 16:52:58
Phil
Robb

Great car & workmanship. The Mk1 Cortina had great styling and you've really added 21st century mechs to it. One point I noticed that may be different between Qld and NSW rego requirements was the door bars on the rollcage. Will they pass inspection ok? I thought door bars were tricky to have for a roadgoing project. Certainly need them to stop that motor taking off on it's own!

 
Hi Robb,
It really depends on the engineer your using and when it was engineered. The rules for NSW state something along the lines of 'the rollcage must not hamper entry and exit from the cabin'. By sloping the bar forward I can argue that it does not hamper entry and exit from the cabin. On top of that it was passed with a loosly worded engineers report over 10 years ago so is all good, may not be so easy these days.
Cheers,
Phil.

2011/11/24 19:06:29
Phil
The new hairdrier has been here for a few weeks, I've been sorting fittings and oil drain etc. Finally offered it up for a test fit
 
Its a GTX3076R rated to 640hp
 

 

And this is where the action's at...the new billet compressor wheel
 

2011/11/29 19:16:47
esky79
Nice! Billet comp wheels look so mad
2011/11/29 21:02:26
Luke
Gotta love new technology Are you pretty confident about the internal wastegate?
2011/11/29 22:12:30
Phil
Cheers Guys:)
 
Luke, I dont expect any probs with the internal gate. TBH I have never come across anyone who has reached the limit of an internal gate so can only guess how that might occur, my way of thinking is that when it gets near its limit, it will cause boost spiking due to not being able to bypass the turbine wheel...Im pretty happy to have that issue!!
 
Cheers,
Phil.
2011/11/29 23:22:26
esky79
Wat sort of power r u expecting to make phil?

2011/11/30 11:27:00
Phil
I'd like to make as much of the turbo's capacity as possible, but anything over 500hp/430rwhp would be a bonus.
2011/11/30 14:40:31
Phil
Todays effort was cleaning up the comp housing which was very rough cast compared to the old GT3076R. Garrett must have changed suppliers for the new comp housings as they are pretty average. After an hour with the flap wheel and dremel its now smoothed ready for shot blasting to even out the texture then its off to be powder coated
 

 

 

2011/12/03 20:50:54
Mk2_2dr_2L
Very nice Phil.
 
Cheers,
 
Damion
2011/12/04 19:07:45
Phil
Its been a little quiet in the garage of late...this is the latest...I've fitted up the accusump and wired it for 3 modes of operation, it also has an idiot light built in. If the oil pressure drops enough to activate the accusump, the driver gets it from the big red light aimed right at the eyes.
 

 

 

I've also finally mastered itunes and can now get the albums to display properly with the cover showing for each track
 

2011/12/31 14:15:59
maxrs
TWO BIG THUMBS UP!
and that's just for the oil pressure light.
So the engine ignition spark will cut out once you loose oil pressure?
2011/12/31 15:28:51
ratta tat tat
Looking fantastic phil! Do the injectors and fuel pump need uprating for that turbo? I guess a tune will tell
2011/12/31 18:49:44
Phil
maxrs

TWO BIG THUMBS UP!
and that's just for the oil pressure light.
So the engine ignition spark will cut out once you loose oil pressure?


Hi Mark,
I havent interupted the ignition at this point, I should have about 15 seconds courtesy of the accusump with the light on to shut it down...I figure if I havent seen the light by that point, its all over anyway!!
2011/12/31 21:35:26
Phil
ratta tat tat

Looking fantastic phil! Do the injectors and fuel pump need uprating for that turbo? I guess a tune will tell

 
The pump should be ok but we'll know once its on the dyno, the fuel pressure guage will give it away, 044's are claimed to be good to 700hp. I have a set of ID1000's here that I was going to use, but since the build started, ID2000's are now readily available, so will be using a set of those. They should be ample, even with E85.
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.

2011/12/31 21:42:02
RS 2000
Thats one awesome machine you got there.
 
Cheers
2012/01/03 10:48:36
mezza18
this is the same idea as what i wanna do with my escort, so nice i love it!!!
2012/01/04 15:53:41
v8GT
awesome car mate, its a real credit to ya
2012/01/06 11:16:57
Phil
Cheers Guys:)
 
Progress is slow bu slowly chipping away at the small jobs...the Accusump wiring is now finished and tested, and the stone shield is now finished ready for powder coating
 

 

 

 
2012/01/21 18:16:01
Luke
Thats looking tidy Phil.
 
 
2012/01/23 18:29:03
Phil
I finished the machine work on the throttle body last night...it can now house a 60mm throttle plate up from the 55mm std one. Now just needs to be powder coated and assembled
 

 

2012/02/04 11:04:29
Mark
Another step closer to coming alive...
2012/02/04 20:46:05
rhb
wow thats one sweet car 
2012/03/09 20:00:06
Phil
Cheerrs rhb:)
 
Just got news that the new electric porting tool has arrived!! Headwork to follow very shortly!!
2012/03/16 22:43:33
ESCORTWIL145
Phil, that is one fantastic looking Mk1 Corty, could be the best I have seen. Well done great stuff.
2012/03/18 21:28:03
Phil
ESCORTWIL145

Phil, that is one fantastic looking Mk1 Corty, could be the best I have seen. Well done great stuff.

 
Cheers Wil
 
Hopefully it sees the light of day soon so the hard work can be enjoyed

2012/04/14 16:14:16
Phil
Most of the powder coating is now finished!! Should make for some easy cleaning in the future
 

 

 

 

 
2012/04/14 16:18:32
ratta tat tat
so clean!!! Love it
2012/04/14 16:29:49
ossie cossie
Is it Antilag throttle body?  
2012/04/15 00:21:05
Phil
ossie cossie

Is it Antilag throttle body?  

 
Its a 4x4 throttle body that has been machined out to take a 60mm butterfly.

2012/04/15 08:40:09
krt10
engine bay looks superb phil. as does the rest of the car, of course
 
cheers
2012/04/15 12:57:49
Phil
Cheers Guys
 
I took a few pics today of some special mods to the head, these have been done for a while but I have been slack in taking pics.
 
The first is the coolant temp sensor mod to run the Bosch sensor that the earlier heads run...the small turbo head uses a EECIV sensor which isnt compatable with most aftermarket engine management systems.
 
The second and third pics are the inlet and exhaust pressure wave sensor ports. These sensors combined with one in a specially modified spark plug can in an instant provide detailed data on how well matched the engine package is and allow corrections to be made with accuracy to cam specs, turbo, exhaust, inlet tract, etc.


 

 

2012/04/19 22:06:50
Phil
Another parcel of bling arrived today from the UK...probably one of the last with any luck, not much to go now, just some fuel lines to go with the new rail and a finished cylinder head
 

 

2012/05/24 18:52:40
Luke
More good progress Phil, those pressure wave sensors are something I have never heard of how do they work?
Does that fuel rail allow use of injector clips? Also where is the acc cable bracket from?
2012/05/24 19:19:53
Phil
Hi Luke,
 
The pressure wave sensors are a high speed/high pressure sensor that the equipment uses in conjunction with a crank position sensor to create a pressure wave map. The software can then analyse the data and confirm if the combo is correct or if gains can be had. I havent seen it in action yet but as soon as the tune is done we can hook up the gear and see how everything shapes up.
 
This fuel rail doesnt use clips but swallows the injector enough to prevent it from being able to move anywhere near the orings.
 
With the throttle bracket, I bought it years ago off ebay from the UK so not sure who the supplier was now, but all the other alloy cnc parts are from MK Motorsport...top quality gear!!
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.
2012/05/25 06:36:49
Phil
With the rain today came a chance to get out into the shed...I finished the Accusump install and capped the pipes until the engine has finished running in...just needs a -10 hose installed to become functional!! The remote pressure valve has been successfull tested and after sacrificing a nice chrome valve cap, I had a nut to secure it in the alloy shield panel.
 

 

 

 

2012/06/03 16:39:01
evobda2
Great install! i may have to look into this for the Mk1 eski..
2012/06/03 17:03:22
Phil
One of the last goodies required for the engine bay turned up a few weeks back...its a Turbosmart fuel pressure regulator for -8 fuel lines. I've made a bracket to mount it under the inlet manifold out of the way. Just need to shorten the fuel rail a touch and make up the fuel lines then its pretty much a case of waiting for the head
 

 

2012/07/08 17:05:06
cjdeane10
I am really enjoying watching this car grow.
 
Supreme effort - and an absolute wonderful effort.
 
very jealous.
2012/07/09 13:51:37
RSWEPN
Cars looking good phil ,very nice :)
 
What did the fuel reg set you back ?
2012/07/10 08:50:30
Phil
Cheers Guys, Its been a while since I've updated so have missed your replys....
Milan, Im pretty sure it was about $275? Was from an Ebay shop.
 
The latest progress is the centre feed fuel rail, now has had the mods completed and is finished ready for the fuel lines to be made. Still waiting on the head, but should be ported very soon:)
 

 

 

 
2012/09/26 14:09:11
maxrs
Pluck a duck, how neat does that look. Too good to race now!;p
2012/09/26 22:49:03
miruin
wow what a great job congrats on a great build mate
2012/09/26 23:34:12
Phil
Cheers Guys:)
 
Mark, I dont think I could get away with not racing it!! It will definately see the local circuits and strip to at least prove itself!! No point talking the talk if you cant walk the walk!!
2012/09/27 09:15:49
3sc0rt
Its just a jaw dropping build... everything is absolutely mint! Well done Phil.
2012/09/27 20:41:05
Mark
Yes I expect to see it race
2012/09/27 20:59:33
Phil
I finally managed to get the latest pics off my phone...not of the head unfortunately but they are of one of the last things needing to be done. The fuel lines are now finished, 1 x -8 inlet, 2 x -6 Transfer, 1 x -8 return.


 

 

2012/11/25 20:41:43
ratta tat tat
Very tidy Phil!
2012/11/26 16:48:04
cortinarob
This is one tidy build. I tried PMing you for some technical info, but i have only just joined this forum and it won't let me.
 
I was after some advice regarding your suspension. Could you drop me a message when you get 5 mins? Cheers 
2013/05/26 02:11:49
Phil
Hey Rob,
What is it you wanted to know? Front or Rear?
Cheers,
Phil.
2013/05/26 09:11:30
cortinarob
I'm interested in the front. I see you retained the original struts but had adapters made to allow for escy tcas.Do
you have drawings for the adapters you could share? For me this is by far the best way I have seen for converting to rack and pinion.
Thanks in advance, Rob
2013/05/26 15:02:56
BUZ440
Huge fan of your Cortina for a while Phil, thank you for sharing and watch her grow
 
Its always hard to stand out from the crowd, and the minor details that add personality, top work,
 
What pedal box do you use, and cylinder sizes to pump those massive calipers, unboosted also yeah?
2013/06/21 20:56:04
itchy
Looking good there Phil.
2013/06/22 18:54:09
Caleb
Those wheels are nice.. can you please tell me what is the name of those wheels because i am also thinking to buy them. The are shiny and also very attractive. but is that easy to clean them, because I think those cuts are hard to clean from inner side!.
 
 
2013/06/28 17:38:54
esky79
Jus a quick question... R the standard cossie inlet manifolds that good? I jus seem to notice every 1 making decent power still runs them and not many people get a custom 1 made or aftermarket etc...
2013/06/28 17:57:59
Phil
cortinarob
I'm interested in the front. I see you retained the original struts but had adapters made to allow for escy tcas.Do
you have drawings for the adapters you could share? For me this is by far the best way I have seen for converting to rack and pinion.
Thanks in advance, Rob



Hi Rob,
A mate had the adapters machined up. They arent anything to fancy, someone handy on a lathe could easily make a set, just make them to fit inside the steering arm where the nylon bushes normally go. Then machine a taper to suit the escort control arms up the centre.
Cheers,Phil.
2013/06/28 21:19:10
Phil
BUZ440
Huge fan of your Cortina for a while Phil, thank you for sharing and watch her grow
 
Its always hard to stand out from the crowd, and the minor details that add personality, top work,
 
What pedal box do you use, and cylinder sizes to pump those massive calipers, unboosted also yeah?




Cheers Mate:)
 
Im using a Mk2 Escort pedal box, I think the master cylinders are .625" but cant remember as its been years since I set it up. They work spot on with the Brembo's.
 
Phil.
2013/06/28 21:21:45
Phil
itchy
Looking good there Phil.




Cheers Peter:)
 
Yours must be getting close now?!
2013/06/28 21:22:31
Phil
Caleb
Those wheels are nice.. can you please tell me what is the name of those wheels because i am also thinking to buy them. The are shiny and also very attractive. but is that easy to clean them, because I think those cuts are hard to clean from inner side!.
 
 




Thanks Caleb:)
 
The wheels are Image RM2's imported from the UK.
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.
2013/06/28 21:23:37
Phil
esky79
Jus a quick question... R the standard cossie inlet manifolds that good? I jus seem to notice every 1 making decent power still runs them and not many people get a custom 1 made or aftermarket etc...



The standard 2wd manifolds with a plenum spacer will make about 430ish hp at the flywheel so they are well capable. There is room to improve on the design which was done by a guy here in oz with great success, though the improvements are more about mid range than peak power.
 
4x4 Saph manifolds are next best from the 2wd, they will make a few more hp, then the Small Turbo Escort Cossie manifold which is reputed to be good for 500ish hp, I think most likely due to the 60mm throttle body and elbow over the 55mm used on the 2wd and 4wd manifolds.
 
RS500 manifolds are the best of the std type, claimed to be good for 600hp, I think RS500's run a 65mm throttle body.
 
For a road or track car, std manifold will deliver more hp than you can use...;)
 
My old 2wd manifolded engine would produce enough to wheel spin coming onto boost in 4th gear on a cold night!!
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.
2013/06/28 21:34:20
KIZZA
I have been away from the forum for quite a while but I still cant help but come back to this build. Wow, top stuff Phil a real credit to you and your attention to detail.
2013/08/20 21:22:41
Phil
Cheers Kizza:)
 
Since I last posted here...there is a strong rumour circulating that the portwork may have begun!! Exciting stuff!!
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.
2013/09/14 10:31:21
Luke
Hey Phil you must be hanging to get this out as much as I am with mine. What size ports are you going with? 
2013/09/17 19:59:34
Admin
Hey Phil, when are we going to see this car on the road?
2013/12/26 20:59:49
Phil
Haha!! I can push it out onto the road for a pic if you like?!!
The ultimatum has been delivered...must be ready for my daughter's yr 6 formal...year after next!!
The porting tool broke a drive shaft so the suspected progress stalled:(
 
Too many hours on the bike and none allocated to the old girl unfortunately...still fascinated with the idea of racing the bike, but lacking the nuts to jump into it. I have a few weeks off around the ACE250 so will pop in and see how things are progressing...should be soon with any luck;)
 
Cheers,
 
Phil.
2013/12/26 21:10:02
Admin
My car is finished (again - 2 engine builds in 2 years) and have run it once very successfully once since then. I've lost interest in riding for some reason
Focus on your car and you'll re-ignite your passion for it.
2013/12/26 21:13:55
Phil
Ouch!! If I am up for an engine build again I'll run a mile!!
Ironically the car is probably the closest to being truely finished as it has ever been. Literally just has the head and rear seat trimming to be done. No doubt once it is tuned and I get a taste of it again all will be good.
 
The trouble is all the focus is on the bike...full blown mid life crisis...maybe a few years early!! Once I have the ACE250 under my belt, Im planning to semi retire from the endurance events and give Crit and Road racing a crack, maybe enjoy sandbagging in the lower grades with my lack of race history until they work out what is going on!!
 
Doing a 200km to Mittagong via Razorback, Old South Rd and Mt Gibraltar in the morning if your keen!! haha!
2013/12/26 21:24:23
Admin
200Km...... Hmmmmm ..... I think I'll pass.

2013/12/26 23:16:14
Phil
No worries!!
 
Its done now...and Im sitting here in one of those 'why did I go and do that for' moments...what a sufferfest!!
2013/12/27 16:48:35
Timw
Hi Phil,
Are you going to take that Cortina out of the shed, Its such a shame to not see it at a few events. That was some ride
above.
2014/02/04 22:50:08
Admin
Here is a very old video that I found of your car
 

2014/05/24 17:23:39
Admin
Is this car finished yet or what?
2014/11/19 19:46:21
maxrs
It's gotta be formal time?
2014/11/19 23:38:14
Admin
Helloooooo.... anyone home?
Maybe he's in the shed working on the Cortina?
2015/01/01 20:30:01
Phil
Hi Guys, still around...and the Corty is safe and sound in the shed;) the head is still to be done, though to be honest I haven't chased it up recently. I have though made a decision to wind back the head spec a bit. This decision comes after seeing the results Mark achieved after just a tidy up of the ports rather than major port work. 406hp at the wheels is more than enough for me these days! I need to track down some std Cossie valves, springs, retainers and spring seats as I have cleared out all my old stuff:( this should speed progress up significantly;) Other than that, still racing push bikes, which has turned out much cheaper than racing the Corty!! Cheers, Phil.
2015/01/01 21:10:15
Mark
Good to hear you have a plan...Just keep it simple and achieve completion...You will make more than my 406hp atw. It will be plenty to give a grin...
2015/01/03 10:44:03
Paul Dunstan
Phil
What been happening???
2015/08/11 14:16:57
Phil
The head is still waiting for porting, but as of yesterday all other machining is done, ready for assembly after porting:)
2015/08/11 19:44:53
Phil
Been doing to much of this...its interesting racing a push bike where the Corty has been over 200kph!
2015/08/11 19:59:47
NQRS
Aaah, those pics bring back some memories - rode track/road /triathlon in my younger days. Always a struggle to juggle finance/ time for racing and car modding!!
Len
2015/08/13 11:43:18
Sean
Phil
The head is still waiting for porting, but as of yesterday all other machining is done, ready for assembly after porting:)


 Things are happening!
2015/08/13 12:55:12
bendy
Wow is this a trip down memory lane! Good to see you still have the car Phil. I remember it some 15 odd years ago when it all began.
2015/10/20 22:42:30
Phil
Just need to install the guides, cut the seats and set the clearances!!
2015/11/29 10:25:50
Phil
Phil
Just need to install the guides, cut the seats and set the clearances!!
2015/11/29 10:34:50
Phil
She's alive!!!
2015/12/12 12:16:33
Admin
Yeehaa!
2015/12/12 12:45:29
esc-078
 
 

2015/12/12 12:54:44
NQRS
That is one very cool Cory !!
2015/12/12 13:14:47
jpayne
congratulations Phil. nothing like a marathon final step.
 
JP
2015/12/13 11:36:35
Mark
More!
 
2015/12/21 21:43:14
Phil


2016/05/18 20:40:59
Mark
Like!
2016/05/18 20:48:22
hak073
Much like!! Excellent stuff Phil, she's a cracker of a car!
2016/05/18 22:40:09
Drewdog
Awesome, well done. I think the grin on your faces sums it up well...
Happy cruising, Drew....
2016/05/21 09:10:14
Abaymkcortina
Hi Phil I’m from the uk and have a mk1 cortina wanting to do this conversation my self wanted to get in contact with you and ask couple questions about the conversation if that’s ok
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