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@sttwoton got me thinking about this:

 

Attached File  Ford Corsair 1964.pdf   1.04MB   31 downloads

 

I've got quite a few of these old brochures.

 

 


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brilliant.



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Kev was talking about the V4 which came a bit later.

This one had an inline 1500cc four cylinder engine.

I've never owned one but had friends that did so I've driven both versions.



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Yeah the later cars were available with two V4 engines, the 1700 and the two litre found in the 2000E.

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It's interesting to look at the factory fit options list.

It includes "Heater and Demister" - yep, the car didn't actually have a heater as standard!

The Mk1 Cortina was the same.



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My very first car at the tender age of 17 was a dark blue Ford Anglia back in 1973.

No radio but it did have a heater so not all bad.......997 cc but still went quite well if I remember rightly.

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The V4 I seem to remember, had terrible balancing problems, as they were effectively a cut down V6, I think they gave up with them in about 1970.

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My very first car at the tender age of 17 was a dark blue Ford Anglia back in 1973.

 

Attached File  Ford Anglia 1961.pdf   1.88MB   11 downloads



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mine was a mk2 escort mexico in signal green.

she was a beauty.


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My first car was an 11 month old Austin-Healey Sprite with the 1275 A series engine in 1968 :Dance:   Had some parts from the Cooper S - distributor with no vacuum advance (mechanical only) and forged rockers rather than pressed steel.  Tuners eventually found the the steel pressed rockers were better if welded up as they were lighter than the forged ones.  Colin Chapman philosophy showing through then.

 

It did have a heater, but the temp control was a valve in the heater pipe access from under the bonnet!!  Air control was by way of two flaps on either side of the front of transmission tunnel in front of the gear lever.  With the flaps closed the air went to the windscreen, open warmed the footwells.

 

I did some mods to it - a long centre branch exhaust manifold, MGB Carbs and gas flowed inlet manifold, a stage 2 head with gas flowed ports, negative camber  front hub brackets, competition anti-roll bar, flared wheel arches similar to the mk1 rally Escorts to accommodate wide wheels and tyres, Ferodo DS11 brake pads, and after my mate wrote his mini off on a rally when we did rallies with me navigating - not as a result of  navigation error - as then we swapped roles and he navigated for me in rallies I added a sump guard, two Cibie fog lights and two Cibie driving lights on a custom made light bar completed what was undoubtedly a very unsuitable rally car.  IIRC the ground clearance was only 3 or 4 inches.

 

It handled like a dream, able to out corner a mini and I could dial in under or oversteer by adjusting the tyre pressures by 2 psi.

 

These were only club rallies but often used 'white' roads that were unmade and appeared on the OS maps in white.  I've got a picture taken by someone of my car in the air (not far!) on a white road.



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attachicon.gifFord Anglia 1961.pdf


Thanks @Alb......that takes me back to the days when I had hair blowing in the breeze!!

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mine was a mk2 escort mexico in signal green.
she was a beauty.

Would be worth a few quid now

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Every car will be worth something in 20 years,even the humble ST.
Petrol will be £30 a gallon from specialist retailers and you will pay £10 a mile to drive it though 😕.
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My first was a 1969 mini, which I did a full Cooper S conversion on, and painted Ford diamond white with genuine minilite wheels. Then at age eighteen I had a Rover P6 V8, closely followed by my first Ford, a white mk3 3.0S Capri, I ended up having three of those.

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First car was a mk1 Sunburst Red Fiesta Supersport. I didn't have a clue what I had. If I knew then what I knew now!
Popped my cherry in that car too.
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