Started on March 3 by GElliott

1970 Ford Cortina GT


Full race , 2.3 SOHC,( 240 HP with Esslinger head & 50 DCO Webers), T5 transmission, Winters quick change rear, 3-link rear suspension with adj sway bar and panhard rod. Front suspension is a modified strut with a strut rod (similar in design to a Datsun 510) , modified AFCO control arm and adj sway bar. Adjustable coil overs all around. Wilwood brakes on all 4 corners. Custom front fiberglass fenders and complete fiberglass rear body work. I do all of my own work including machining, welding and body work. I will not build my own motors so I farm out to a professional.

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Jan. 28
The Cortina gets a Rebuild

It’s been a number of years since I did any major work on the racing …

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July 20, 2009, 8:39 a.m.

I love Cortinas. What wilwood brakes do you have? Is it a direct bolt on kit? I believe the hubs on a Cortina are the same hubs on a Capri along with brake parts.

July 20, 2009, 8:57 a.m.

The front calipers are Wilwood Superlite II, with 4 x1.75" calipers. They are not a direct bolt on kit- I had to weld on extensions to the strut for the calipers and made up a custom aluminum hub adapter for the 10.25 x .75" rotors.Using 13x7" aluminum wheels, there is very little clearance for the calipers. The rears are Wilwood Dynalite singles, 2 piston calipers with Bicknell BRP 2100-1 hats. The rear end is a Winters quick change with the caliper mounts welded to the axle tube. Again very little clearance. The masters are mounted under the dash on reverse Wilwood petals. I use CNR aluminum remote reservoirs. All lines are stainless with -AN fittings. If interested I still have most of the drawings still available

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