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We are located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

We have been driving, maintaining, modifying and trading in Cortina Mk1s for over 25 years. We travel some distance to find them too. So if you know of one sitting in a yard or paddock that may be going to meet its end in a scrap yard please contact us...

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February 8th
Small Ford day images ready for viewing HERE

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October 12th
MK2 Cortina sill repair sections available

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October 12th
To the tech section Body dimensions and wheel alignment data here

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October 6th
English axle pinion seals. In stock here

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August 16th
2010 UK Cortina MK1 National rally images ready for viewing in the gallery

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July 21st
New items available for your MK1 check out the price list
for updates

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June 17th
Two new cars added to drag Cortina page. Zetec & SR20 powered. HERE

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Visit the Classifieds!

Free to list - Free to sell
For small Ford owners Register, and you can place your own adds.

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March 3rd
AOMC Classic car show pictures ready for viewing
in the gallery

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February 14th
Hanging rock images in the gallery
Ballarat hotrod drag drags also in the gallery

YouTube video of both events also

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February 7th
Small Ford Sunday images ready for viewing in the gallery

You tube videos on the cortina-mk1 channel

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May 26
Images from the Small Ford Alliance drag day at Heathcote park here
and video here We broke the gearbox on start line

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April 10
Media page updated
Small Ford alliance Dyno day
Videos HERE
and images in the gallery
See our dyno printout HERE

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February 15
New! All Ford Day images in the gallery Plus video HERE

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February 10
Our 2 door deluxe featured in 'Street Fords' HERE!

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January 2nd
New tech guide to fitting Datsun crankshafts into Kent blocks HERE !

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MK1s on the drag strip
There are several Cortina Mk1's having regular runs down the drag strip. So we've created this page highlighting those people racing them. There are many Cortina's drag racing around the world but the majority of these are V8 powered usually strip only cars. So we thought we would give some attention to 4 cylinder powered Cortina's and a place to compare yours with similar cars.

If you know of car in your part of the world that has made several pass's down the strip or made some 'good numbers' on a dyno we would love to hear from you. If you would like to be included please contact us with details. EG: Name of owner, Location & date, Elapsed time, mph, what type of engine and engine mod's were on the car, and if applicable horsepower. If possible please send a couple of pictures. Well done! Great effort and thanks to those who have contributed :) Only first letters of surnames will be used. Updated 18th December 2010

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The cars
Remember these are all 4 cylinder powered cars

Hover over images for detailed descriptions
 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 13.73 1/8 mile 8.91

Mph: 1/4 mile 101.8 1/8 mile 82.67

60 foot: 2.3

Where: Willowbank 17 July 2010 (QLD)

Modifications:65 2 door SR20det, cp pistons, spool rods, acl race bearings, steel head gasket, all balanced. head standard, standard turbo, pwr radiator & intercooler, 3'' stainless exhaust, nissan 5 speed, upgraded clutch borgwarner, 3:9 lsd, disc brake
hoppers stoppers brake & dual master cylinder kit
16'' speedy wheel 5 stud 195/45 front, 215/40 rear falkens. Car not lightened

Power: 132 Kw's (179 HP)@13 psi

Owner: Sam K. (Australia)

 

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 11.58 1/8 mile 7.49

Mph: 1/4 mile 119.61 1/8 mile 99.02

60 foot: 1.85

Where: Santa Pod (UK) June 6th 2010

Modifications: 65 2 door super 2.1 Zetec, CP forged, H beam rods custom length, balanced. 2mm oversize inlets 1mm oversize exhaust valves, double valves springs, standard cams, custom intake and exhaust. Garret GT30-71 externally gated, 2.1bar boost, dry sumped. Vipec engine management. Cosworth Ap clutch T5 2wd cosworth gearbox. Quaife 3.75 baby atlas Quaife 2 piece shafts and hubs. Running Toyo R888 semi slicks No hoodliner or carpet. Car now has been dismantled.

Power: 287 Kw's@wheels (385HP) @1.7bar(25psi)

Owner: Liam D. (UK)

 

Videos: Here

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile n/a 1/8 mile 12.05

Mph: 1/4 mile n/a 1/8 mile 62

60 foot: n/a

Where: Dunn-benson, North Carolina (USA) 1/8th mile track

Modifications: 64 2 door gt with a 1500 crossflow bored +60 it has a dry sump oil system oil cooler and remote filter, 5 speed sierra trans and limited slip 3.90 rear end. His daily driver

Power: unknown Kw's

Owner: Anthoni D. ( Now has new owner USA)

 

Videos: Here

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 11.52 1/8 mile 7.31

Mph: 1/4 mile 123 1/8 mile 100

60 foot: 1.62

Where: Calder Park 8th April 2005 Heathcote Park September 19th 2004

Modifications: CA18 det, 1.8 litre, Autronic SMC, 5 speed gearbox, 9 inch diff, 31 spline axles, 4 wheel disks, 1.2 bar boost, 3 inch exhaust. Fully engineered & street registered. For more on this engine go here.

Power: 280 rear wheel Kw's (375 HP)

Owner: Geoff & Jewels (Australia)

Videos: Here

 

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 14.1

Mph: 1/4 mile 100

60 foot: 2.3

Where: Willowbank raceway QLD March 2008

Modifications: 64 Mk1 2 door SR20 turbo 5 speed. Standard engine, injectors and ecu. Garrett T25 all stock. fmic, 8 psi, 3 inch custom exhaust, with split dump pipe. 4.4 diff ratio on 185/60/13 tyres Power: unknown Kw's

Owner: Andrew A. (Australia)





Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 12.2

Mph: 1/4 mile 113

60 foot: 1.7

Where: Kwinana motorplex WA January 2006

Modifications: Mk1 2 door 220. S15 Silvia SR20 turbo 6 speed. Standard internals. Garrett GT30 roller, Mitsubishi VR4 FMIC, 850 sard injectors. Hilux diff with 4.11

Power: 216 rear wheel Kw's (290 HP@17psi)

Owner: Robert S. (Australia)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 12.58 Huge achievement !

Mph: 1/4 mile 103.24

60 foot: 1.71

Where: Santa Pod raceway (UK) June 2008

Modifications: NON cross flow, push rod 1500 based cortina engine. 1925cc all steel engine. 12.3 :1 comp ratio. Twin webbers, 4.11 diff. Full interior trim and glass. No weight reduction. No nitrous Not 'possibly' the fastest in the world, THE FASTEST. Fantastic achievement!

Power: 171 BHP flywheel HP!

Owner: Toby K. (UK) Featured in Classic Ford & Retro Cars November 2003 magazine.

Videos: Here

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 11.6

Mph: 1/4 mile 120

60 foot: 1.68 (radial tyres)

Where: Santa Pod raceway (UK) June 2007

Modifications: YB Cosworth turbo , 9" diff, 4 bar rear, Modified Cosworth suspension and brakes. 17" TSW Imola wheels.

Power : 246 rear wheel Kw's (330 HP)

Owner: Rob H. (UK)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 16.00

Mph: 1/4 mile N/A

60 foot: N/A

Where: Calder Park raceway 2002

Modifications: 1600 bored out to 1760, full race 1500 pre x flow head, piper solid, twin 40s, tuned length genies headers ,crane hi-6 ignition, modified 4 speed with clubman ratios, extreme clutch, banjo diff with 4.11s

Power: N/A

Owner: Pete & Kim. (South Australia)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 11.67

Mph: 1/4 mile 119.55

60 foot: 1.69

Where: W S I D Australia 14th December 2007

Modifications: Cosworth turbo engine, T5 trans, borg warner mini spool diff, 28 spline axles, 4 link rear, coil overs, 17x7 inch Simmons, Autronic SM4 ECU, R500 CDI, 3 inch mandrel exhaust, GT30R 28.5psi, Modified Escort cross member, MT drag radials, rack & pinion steering with capri struts.

Power: 260 rear wheel Kw's (348HP)

Owner: Phil E. (Australia) Featured in Classic Ford 2007 UK. and soon Zoom magazine. Also been featured in December 2004 Street Fords

Videos: Here Featured video above Congratulations Phil on a great effort

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 13.0 1/8 mile 9.4

Mph: 1/4 mile 107 1/8 mile 83.4

60 foot: 1.92 (radial tyre's)

Where: Heathcote Park August 2007. Ballarat Drag strip 13th March 2005

Modifications: SR20 det standard engine & factory ecu. 13psi. 5 speed gearbox. 4 wheel disk brakes. 4.1 LSD Borg Warner diff. 3 inch exhaust and GFB boost controller. 15 inch Super lights with radial tyre's. Bar & plate front mount intercooler. Fully engineered & street registered.

Power: 145 rear wheel Kw's (194 HP) Injectors, AFM and turbo maxed out. Dyno & burnout movies here.

New Owner: Leon. S. (Australia)

Videos: Here

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 14.81 1/8 mile n/a

Mph: 1/4 mile 91 1/8 mile n/a

60 foot: 2.15 (radial tyre's, full trim)

Where: Shakespeare County (UK) 19th May '07

Modifications: Ford Pinto 205 block 94mm, Cosworth rods, steel crank, Forged pistons, GP1 head with 38 & 44 mm valves, BF63 cam. Dry sumped, Twin 48 Webers, oil cooler, vernier cam pully, 2.5 inch exhaust. Type 9 5 speed C/R, Sachs clutch, Tran x 4.1 lsd. Escort rack & pinion, 4 piston calipers, 17 inch wheels.

Power: 175 flywheel HP (130kws)

Owner: Steve. P. (UK) Featured in December 2006 Retro Ford, Cover car.

Videos: Here (dyno run)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 14.71 1/8 mile 9.4

Mph: 1/4 mile 91.28 1/8 mile 75

60 foot: 2.21 (radial tyre's)

Where: Santa Pod 26th March 2006 (UK)

Modifications: 1963 Mk1 2 door GT. Vauxhall XE 2 litre 16 valve, ast1610 cams, ported polished, SBD ignition management & twin 45 dcoe. Balanced, 5 speed straight cut gearbox, 2 1/4 exhaust, coil overs, vented disk AP calipers. 3.89 LSD with tramp bars and pan hard kit. 13 inch radial tyre's.

Power: 145 Kw's (195 HP estimated)

Owner: Mark. M. (UK)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 12.1 1/8 mile 9.9

Mph: 1/4 mile 117

60 foot: 1.90

Where: Halfar Raceway (Malta) August 2007

Modifications: 1965 4 door fitted with a Sierra Cosworth engine. T4, 24 inch x 12 inch IC, Stage 1 chip, Grey Jag injectors, Getrag gearbox, modified rack and pinion steering, 185lbs springs, Cortina mk4 disks and calipers. Fiat rear axle with Kumho semi slicks 205x50x15

Power: 268 rwkw's? (360 BHP@ 20 psi)

Owner: Warren. S. (Malta) Featured in Retro Ford

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 13.18

Mph: 1/4 mile 105

60 foot: N/A

Where: Santa Pod raceway (UK)

Modifications: 2.1L Cosworth, Dry sumped, Quad throttle bodies, T5 close ratio gearbox, Salisbury LSD diff

Power: N/A

Owner: Lloyd W. (UK)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 14.6

Mph: 1/4 mile 90

60 foot: 2.1

Where: Santa Pod (UK) 2009

Modifications: The engine Lotus twin cam is almost standard with verniers heavy duty rod bolts + 40 thou over pistons. Comp clutch and 4.1 LSD. cold air induction and electric fuel pump and ignition

Power: 96 Kw's (128.6 HP) @ 6900 revs with 109ft lb of torque.

Owner: Tony D. (UK)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile 15.906

Mph: 1/4 mile 82.53

60 foot: 2.195

Where: Calder Park March 1995

Modifications: 1660 Cross flow Ford, Wade 113 cam, Twin 40mm webers, stock bottom end 3.9 GT diff, GT close ratio gearbox

Power: 63 rear wheel Kw's (85 HP)

Owner: Tim T. (Australia)

Video: Here

 

Elapsed time: 1/8 mile 9.87 (approx 15.5)

Mph: 1/8 mile 70.53

60 foot: 2.24

Where: Ballarat drag strip November 2002

Modifications: 2 Liter Pinto Ford, Wolf EFI, Big valve head, forged pistons, balanced, cam and 4.1 locked Cortina diff

Power: 92 rear wheel Kw's (124 HP)

Owner: Peter K. (Australia)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 mile10.56** 1/8 mile 6.80

Mph: 1/4 mile 136* 1/8 mile 101

60 foot: 1.46

Where:*Santa Pod (UK )**Shakespeare County (UK

)Modifications: Sierra Cosworth T3/T4 turbo (30psi), RS 500 I/C, grey injectors, ported head and inlet, Ferriday copper head gasket with O rings, forged low comp pistons, NOS fogger nitrous system, 3" exhaust. T5 gearbox and AP Racing paddle clutch.

Power: 288 rear wheel Kw's (387HP)+150 nitrous

Owner:
Mick R. (UK)

 

Elapsed time: 1/4 14.98

Mph: 1/4 N/A

60 foot: N/A

Where: Ravenswood W.A 1986 (Now closed)

Modifications: Mk1 4 door 1500 GT non cross flow, bored 60thou, single dual throat down draught weber, Well machined head with a lot of compression. 4 speed and a LSD diff fitted. Bridgestone tyre's

Power: N/A

Owner: Clint M. (Australia) Images and information required


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  What's On

Cortina Nationals in 2012
Date: June 8th, 9th & 10th Location: Albury- Wodonga VIC
The 50th anniversary!
All model Cortinas welcome.
Mild to wild,
Original and restored
The Nationals website HERE

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Full listing of events
for February HERE

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February 2011

- Small Ford Sunday (VIC)

- Super southern swap meet (VIC)

- All Ford Day (VIC)

- Picnic at Hanging Rock (VIC)

- Sydney super swap meet (NSW)

Much more on please see the full event list here
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Calder Park
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Heathcote Park
Check website

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