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d.p.n.s 1983 mk5 cortina Ghia..........yip pinthoe

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Just went and picked up a 2nd hand cage. The 80year old man made it 20years ago and its still pretty good..its about 200mm short (not really worried about that) but all in all a good fit...even came with a cattle door ( pretty heavy so may just take it off and use mesh) good for loading the kids.

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on the trailer side of things i got the removable cage mounted and all it takes is to undo 4 bolts.....i even used 4 bolts the same...(i know not like me at all)

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on the cortina side of things........got the louvers on....   now its mint

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well ended up folding the sides by hand ....got the both on and then ran out of stone chip paint.

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wood floor all on and underside and axle cleaned and stone chipped.

looks heaps better now.

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painted the top half now .

just wait for it to dry and put it back together this week.

looks way bigger than 2.2m now.

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well 1st trip with the trailer after finishing it.

and glad to say both car and trailer survived it....arse end of the car dropped when he dumped the logs in.

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sooooooooo i wanted some more lights as it does get pretty foggy down here and when i leave for work its before 5am.

i dont really like the factory lights in the grills like this below

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and wanted to go more this way

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but the original carello  lights cost chit loads and hard to find.

sooooooo i found a guy in the uk that remakes the original brackets so i have a set on the way

and decided to go with some hella comet 500 (in yellow cos euro)

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also changed to a mk4 grill..........much better

and once the brackets are here ill get the lights on

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wee up date.

i had a 10" fan on the radiator and it was fine but once i hooked the trailer  on and fulled the fucker with wood i noticed that the temp was getting higher than it had before..

so i grabbed a 16" fan as it would fit perfectly in the factory shroud  but NO!!!!! well it did fit perfectly but even with moving the radiator back in closer it still hit the water pump.

so i had to put it on the other side. and fuck me it blows......gets up to temp ...fan kicks in and it turns off withing a few minutes.....(just idling)

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and then i started on the spot light.

(karl pointed out tome one day that there are dimples in the panel for mounting holes)

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so after drilling them out i mounted the ..............um ....mounts

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now all wired up and working ......even changed to the mk4 grill

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been gather bits here and there for a new motor build for the old girl.

new belt

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new gaskets

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sierra efi dizzy (hall effect)

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205 long block (cheers karl)

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low mount maifold ,evo turbo, falcon cpi on pinto manifold

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once i pull the motor down ill cheack bearings and rebuild.

cheers

 

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