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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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Technical information
Looking for some technical information on a MK1 Cortina. Well you just might find it here. Anything from Wheel PCD, brake pad types, thread pitch, service bulletins, and replacement part numbers etc. CA18 technical information here

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Body dimensions & wheel alignment data here

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Ford Australia Technical Service bulletins
Download factory advance specification bulletins.
These documents were distributed to dealers giving technical, servicing and repair data associated with that model.
Rare and hard to find these days. PDF format.

Cortina GT500 June 24 1965 (5.6meg)

Lotus Cortina February 6 1964 (5.7meg)

Cortina February 26 1965 (9.5meg)

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Fords fantastic fours article from Wheels magazine February 1963 Written by Mick McCarthy
A rare tech guide to building a performance 1500 pre- cross flow. Interesting read.
Download here
*updated* 1 January 2009

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Fitting Datsun crankshafts
A guide to building a performance 1500/1600 and twincam fitted with a Datsun crankshaft. Thanx Marty L.
Download here See more detail on our forum here

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Vehicle weights
Ready to drive or wet

Engine size
Model
Weight (Imperial)
Weight (Metric)
1200
2 door deluxe
1775 lbs
805 kg
1200
4 door deluxe
1803 lbs
817 kg
1500
2 door deluxe
1863 lbs
845 kg
1500
4 door deluxe
1899 lbs
861 kg
1500
2 door GT
1878 lbs
851 kg
1500
4 door GT
1914 lbs
868 kg

Small variances may be found as information is not always stated as 'wet' figures.

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Vehicle exterior dimensions
Below only applies to Mk1 Cortina's only. Have information for Mk2 if required

Wheelbase
8 ft 2 inch
2489.8mm
Track front
4 ft 1 1/2 inch
1257 mm
Track rear
4 ft 1 1/2 inch
1257 mm
Length
14 ft 1/2 inch
4282 mm
Height
57 inch
1440 mm
Width
63 inch
1590 mm
Ground clearance
6.4 inch
162.56 mm

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Wheel PCD (Pitch Circle Diameter)
Cortina MK1 has a PCD of 4 x 108 = 4 stud, 108 mm between each stud converted to imperial is 4 x 4.25 inch. Cars that have the same PCD as MK1 Cortina. Keep in mind offset, C/bore and some being FWD will vary a lot making the majority of these wheels not suitable for fitment.

AlfaRomeoGiulia

Hillman Avenger-Hunter

Audi80

HillmanMinx

Audi90

LotusSuper7

Audi100

LotusCortina

CitroenZX

Mazda121

CitroenXsara

Peugeot406

CitroenXantia

Peugeot205

CitroenBX

Peugeot306

CitroenSaxo (some models)

Peugeot405

FordFiesta

Peugeot206

FordMondeo

Peugeot307

FordSierra

Peugeot106 (4-stud)

FordFocus

Peugeot309

FordOrion

Porsche924 (4-stud)Saab900

FordEscort

Saab900

FordAnglia105E

Sunbeam1000

FordKa

Sunbeam1300

FordScorpio1994

SunbeamAlpine

FordClassic

SunbeamTiger

FordCorsair

SunbeamRapier

FordCortina

TVRCerbera

FordCapri

Volvo850

FordPuma

Chrysler Centura (4 cyl)

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Rear axle width
(outside of drum to outside of drum) = 52 inch's

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Engine swaps used
All swaps have had versions that are supercharged and turbo charged.

2 Litre Ford Pinto

2.3 Litre Ford Pinto

1.6 Litre Ford c/f

V6 Ford Essex

Cosworth 4 Cyl. BDA etc

Toyota 4AG

Holden/Vauxhall V6

Fiat 1.6 twin cam

Mazda 12A rotary

Mazda 13B rotary

Ford Windsor V8

Ford Cleveland V8*

V6 ford Capri

Ford Duratec

Ford Zetec

Cosworth YB 2L

Cosworth YB 2L Turbo

Ford Big Block V8*

Alfa Romeo twim cam 1.7L

Holden straight 6 cyl*

Chrysler hemi straight 6 cyl*

Rover 3.5L V8

Nissan SR20

Nissan CA18

Nissan FJ20

Ford/Lotus twim cam

Toyota 3tg

Cosworth V6

Chevrolet s/block V8*

Chevrolet b/ block V8*

Chevrolet V6

Vauxhaul XE

 

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Disc pad identification
Cortina MK1 cars fitted with front discs brakes (not GT models)

Part number for Non GT model GDB 533 or GDB 538

Part number for early GT GDB 520

Part number for late GT GDB 525

DBA disc rotor size information
Model Years F/R DBA #
MK1 & 2 10/62-71 F 112
Type A B C D E F
Solid 240 27 9.5 8.6 68 4

Body dimensions
Find information on body measurements. If you are checking for the cars alignment.


Body dimension info for

Cortina MK1 sedan HERE
Cortina MK1 Estate HERE

Wheel alignment info for
Sedan here
Estate here

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CA18 det engine information
Cometic MLS head gasket part number : H2207051S (specify thickness when ordering) .9mm to 2.00mm
Flywheel bolt differences between models. Please note that size and thread are metric 10 x 1.0 pitch (very fine) and not stocked in most industrial bolt or automotive shops here in Australia. The only 1mm pitch bolt I was able to obtain here in Australia was the second pictured one. It is not correct length and also a lesser grade. First bolt picture was imported from USA and is correct grade and length. If you require bolts, here in Australia, your best bet is to get genuine Nissan. Bolt length may now vary model to model as we have heard. But the good news is ARP are now making replacements :)




 

  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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