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My other project cars

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:34 pm
by V6 Capri
As mentioned elsewhere on the forum, I do have some other project cars.

1964 Ford Anglia 997cc (Matilda)
She is bone stock as she left the factory.
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1972 Ford Capri 3000GT
Has some upgrades fitted like 3.4L stroker engine, interceptor carbs, coilover suspension and Sierra disc brakes all round. tried to keep the exterior look as stock as possible with the upgrades. Car makes 130wkw on Sybie Coetzee’s dyno.
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1994 Ford Escort Cosworth (replica)
So, this is a replica. Basically what happened was that a rally car had side impact damage and it was rebuilt into a MK6 body as we didn’t have the MK5 in SA. So, full Cosworth with 5 doors. Car makes 200wkw on RBTS dyno. Enough for a 13.4sec 1/4mile.
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1995 Ford Escort Sport
Currently my daily drive. Has a 2L Mondeo engine with GT30 turbo, limited slip gearbox, and some engine trickery. Does 250wkw and 13.2sec 1/4mile.
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And, just because I am not completely obsessed with Fords, the wife’s 2017 VW Touran 1.6tdi.
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Hope that is enough pictures for you to “read”




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Re: My other project cars

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:02 pm
by Jdt1976
My favorite is the Anglia. :hangloose:

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 pm
by Terry Phillips
Give me any one I would be happy as a pig in :bn: Nice collection must keep you entertained.Nice top quality workmanship not seen to often these days.

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 pm
by Tony Z
lovely, thanks for sharing....
I like the Cozzy

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm
by Terry Phillips
I remember when the Lotus Cortina hit the track that was the car to follow in its day.

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:59 am
by Haans
Why do you want to wake up thegreen monster !!!

Just managed to get it to settle down in 2018 !!!

Niaaaace cars,......like the anglia,....my friend has a station wagon,.....same grey colour as yourcar !

Haans

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:26 am
by V6 Capri
Thanks for all the comments. My dad figured that if I love cars and spend all my money on maintenance and parts, I will never have enough money for a drug problem :flash: :lol: :zhelp:
Tony Z wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:59 pm
lovely, thanks for sharing....
I like the Cozzy
Cossie will be for sale soon. Just in the final process of TLC and then a tune.
Terry Phillips wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 pm
Give me any one I would be happy as a pig in :bn: Nice collection must keep you entertained.Nice top quality workmanship not seen to often these days.
Thanks! Appreciate the comment. I like my cars to be just so. Took me over 4 years to get the Capri back to a running condition after being stripped and resprayed. It's been 5 years and still busy with little niggly things. But, that is as it goes with project cars.
Haans wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:59 am
Why do you want to wake up thegreen monster !!!

Just managed to get it to settle down in 2018 !!!

Niaaaace cars,......like the anglia,....my friend has a station wagon,.....same grey colour as yourcar !

Haans
Thanks Haans. Believe it or not, but when we first got married, the Anglia was my wife's daily drive. Bought if off a lady who's father was the first owner. It is the base model 997cc. Very rare in this colour as far as I have seen. It is due for some TLC as soon as the Cossy is sold and I have space, before the bus is home.

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 am
by Haans
Mr V6,...seeingthat you're the man on this here aircooled forum with "fords"

Please help,....the same friend with the anglia station wagon ,.......we are fitting Cortina MKII GT gauges.

Here is my issue for now,...see pic attached of the rec counter,........question? It is marked 1 to 3 ,....how do I connect to where ?. Check out the white wire ?

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Your promt response will be appreciated, as my time is running out to get this lot back running to go to George !

Please boet,......Haans

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:14 am
by Haans
Mr V6,...seeingthat you're the man on this here aircooled forum with "fords"

Please help,....the same friend with the anglia station wagon ,.......we are fitting Cortina MKII GT gauges.

Here is my issue for now,...see pic attached of the rec counter,........question? It is marked 1 to 3 ,....how do I connect to where ?. Check out the white wire ?

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Your promt response will be appreciated, as my time is running out to get this lot back running to go to George !

Please boet,......Haans

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 am
by V6 Capri
I am rather dumb when it comes to electronics... I live by "if you can't fix it with a hammer, it has to be an electric problem"

None the less... I did find a quick write up here:
https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?46,2906223
Had the same picture as you have
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And also found this:
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Aleternatively, you can have a look at these: https://www.lotus-cortina.com/electric/diagrams.htm
They should be more or less the same as the GT Cortina.

I'll ask around for you quickly and see what I can come up with... :puterwork:

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:26 pm
by Haans
Just to add to theconfusion,......it isstill positve earth,.......from what I can gather is that the 2 white wires can be swopped over ,....dont quite know what that means

Haans

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:38 pm
by Haans
So this is what I get out of it,.......white wire goes to ingnition one end (running side, not starting side,...and the other side of the white wire to the + side of the coil.
Number one on the tach,...also power from somewhere,..possible same place ?
Number two is earth?

So!,....what happens if it is positive earth ?

Plot thickens !!!!!😗

Haans

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:58 pm
by retrovan
One comes from the light normaly

Hey! whats these 4 letter words here on the VW forum all starting with "F" ...?? :roll:

This is a family forum ... we do not use the 4 letter F word here :shock:

Herman

:lol:

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:53 am
by Haans
My humble apologies !!!!,.....I'm in a bit of a bind here. Leon ( my friend),...the owner of this fourletter word that cannot bespoken about, is in Gauteng assisting hisfamily with a medical emergency....We have to get thecar mobile!

Thanks to all for helping !

Haans

Re: My other project cars

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:58 am
by Haans
Retrovan,....if 1 comes from the light as suggested,.....will the counter work if the lights are off,....ie in daytime driving ?

Unless I miss the plot totally

I hope I can " re- boot" my brain after this lot !😜

Haans