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    Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Doors taken apart with skins removed and hinge plates. Frames off to the dippers.
  2. One would think so unless it was fitted with all standard running gear again. Bit of a minefield actually
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    Rock hard brake pedal issue help

    Got that tee shirt. Car sat for a couple of years and back brakes were jammed when tried to move it. The rear rubber brake hose had collapsed inside. Cut the hose off and bing back brakes freed up
  4. Hi all, the boy is look at buying a 92 Skyline which is a manual. I downloaded the Jap auction report and that plus the photos show it was originally an auto. Question is does the auto to maunual conversion need to be certified? Btw it has a current VTNZ WOF with the manual gearbox.
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    Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    More progress! Getting exciting now seeing it coming together
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    Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Shell is back from the blasters and ready for the final weld off. Rear quarters been dipped and already to go back on. A.l going well it should be in the paint shop by Xmas....
  7. No updates apart from bottom end of the engine is done. Ended up sleeving the block to use the pistons that were already in it. Next job is reco the head and convert to unleaded. Body is on hold until the 2 Door GT is finished at R3 and then onto this one straight away
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    SR ROLLA's 1974 Mitsi Colt GTO

    Don’t put that scody sunroof back in. Wait a bit longer save some pingers and get the hole filled in properly. The guy doing my GT Cortina just did one on a Mk 2 Escort Sport come up mint
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    Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Going to have a crack at setting up the diff myself. Quaife ATB, 3.77 gears, alloy head which weighs bugger all. What can possibly go wrong lol.
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    Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    This arrived today. LSD.
  11. What’s bolt mounting spacing on the rear bumper? I may have some
  12. Got the body to my olds in Timaru amd the oldschool freight network looks like it’s going to get it to Auckland. Always risky buying sight unseen but it’s a good one. That good in fact I’ll have to consider using this rather than fixing the GT shell. Bit of a dilemma.
  13. I have another old Mk 1 GT Cortina with dead rego but still have the original ownership papers and body tags. The number plates are long gone. How hard would this to be to register?
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    Tim's 1966 Cortina GT 2 Door

    Boot floor going back in. Once finished off on to the rotisserie for blasting before final weld off. Both rear quarters have been file finished and loo superb.
  15. Scored a complete body off the Tard and it’s in Invercargill. Just organising to get it bought to Auckland. It has a mint front end and rear quarters which will solve most of the issues with the GT shell. Caught up with the engine builder and dropped off all the bits I have. Block has been bored to 86mm and sleeved and he reckons it’s running Telstar pistons. Apparently an oldschool mod from 30 years ago! Plan is to linebore with BRM steel main caps and the crank just needs a polish then he’s working on sourcing a set of replacement pistons. I am getting the bottom end balanced as well. Once the bottom end is assembled we will sort out the head. Focus is on getting the 2 door panel finished and then to the paint shop so I can’t start putting it back together as 2 cars in parts is a bit of a mare with bits everywhere.