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We are located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

We have been driving, maintaining, modifying and trading in Cortina Mk1s for over 25 years. We travel some distance to find them too. So if you know of one sitting in a yard or paddock that may be going to meet its end in a scrap yard please contact us...

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February 8th
Small Ford day images ready for viewing HERE

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October 12th
MK2 Cortina sill repair sections available

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October 12th
To the tech section Body dimensions and wheel alignment data here

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October 6th
English axle pinion seals. In stock here

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August 16th
2010 UK Cortina MK1 National rally images ready for viewing in the gallery

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July 21st
New items available for your MK1 check out the price list
for updates

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June 17th
Two new cars added to drag Cortina page. Zetec & SR20 powered. HERE

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Visit the Classifieds!

Free to list - Free to sell
For small Ford owners Register, and you can place your own adds.

Click here!

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March 3rd
AOMC Classic car show pictures ready for viewing
in the gallery

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February 14th
Hanging rock images in the gallery
Ballarat hotrod drag drags also in the gallery

YouTube video of both events also

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February 7th
Small Ford Sunday images ready for viewing in the gallery

You tube videos on the cortina-mk1 channel

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May 26
Images from the Small Ford Alliance drag day at Heathcote park here
and video here We broke the gearbox on start line

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April 10
Media page updated
Small Ford alliance Dyno day
Videos HERE
and images in the gallery
See our dyno printout HERE

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February 15
New! All Ford Day images in the gallery Plus video HERE

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February 10
Our 2 door deluxe featured in 'Street Fords' HERE!

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January 2nd
New tech guide to fitting Datsun crankshafts into Kent blocks HERE !

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1963 4 door GT
This is a new car we have found that will be restored to its original state. We are looking for any parts that you may be able to help us with. Its one of the 100 cars bought into Australia by Ford in September 1963. We think that there are only about 4 restored out of 8 of these cars left in Australia. Hover over images for details.

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Its Story
The car was found in the coastal area S.A. near Mount Gambier. If you recognize this car or can help in locating missing items we would be very appreciative. Sold new in Victoria we still have original number plates. It was sold at some stage from a car yard in Footscray, Melbourne. Bill Wilcox from Buckley St. Can you help? Contact us

Restoration has started (Jan '07). Restoration pictures can be found in the gallery here. Rust is the main problem so many new panels will be used. In the mean time we will begin stripping to a bare shell in prepartation for media blasting. Regular updates can be seen here.
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What's different about a 63 GT?
1963 GT's were a little different in specifications to the later more common 65 and 66. While they did carry some of the specs over to the 64 model. These are unique in a couple of ways.

Early GT's '63 and '64 never had the rear radius rods fitted to the diff like the '65 or 'flow through' as they known to be called.

1963 and '64 GT's were also never fitted with chrome quarter vent window surrounds. You will find they were only paint on the front and the rear. See images on the right.

And: they just look like a 1964 GT from the outside and 63's still retained the chrome moldings along the side. Its not until you look inside the car that you see the main differences. The dash is very distinctive in a 1963 car which were fitted with a 'bar' type speedo. They also had a rev counter that was mounted to the steering column and two gauges in the console.

One more thing, the front calipers were also different, locating on the front of the disk rotor unlike other GT's which had them on the rear of the disk.

If you can help with parts, please
contact us.

Interior
Engine
Restoration progress images

 


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  What's On

Cortina Nationals in 2012
Date: June 8th, 9th & 10th Location: Albury- Wodonga VIC
The 50th anniversary!
All model Cortinas welcome.
Mild to wild,
Original and restored
The Nationals website HERE

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Full listing of events
for February HERE

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February 2011

- Small Ford Sunday (VIC)

- Super southern swap meet (VIC)

- All Ford Day (VIC)

- Picnic at Hanging Rock (VIC)

- Sydney super swap meet (NSW)

Much more on please see the full event list here
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Calder Park
check website

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Heathcote Park
Check website

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