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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.

Click here!

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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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Paint & trim codes
Find your matching paint code numbers here. These shades still can be mixed at your local automotive paint shop. First check the year, where it was manufactured and look for the corresponding letters. The codes can be found on the ID tag, which is mounted on the driver side inner guard.
NOTE: Where an ID has 3 letters EG: AWW means to roof was a different colour to the rest of the car in this example Arctic white, rest of car was Kurrajong green.

Problems with car paint shops not understanding paint codes
After hearing a lot on restorers having trouble getting their local paint shop to understand the factory Cortina MK1 paint code, I decided to try and explain that a little further and how you can get the paint colour you want. You need to find in you town a car paint shop that has paint mixing systems from PPG.

For example:
Dulon (Acrylic)
Cobra
2K
Autothane

Newer brand systems like Debeer, DuPont etc would not have the mixing details or reconize the codes rom the ID tags to get the correct colour as they were not around in the early 60s

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Trim codes below. GT500 here

MK2 Cortina paint codes here

Lotus Cortina colours (MK1) Ermine white BA (Ford) with Sherwood green flash (Citroen)
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Paint identification chart 1962 for English cars
Code letters correspond to those shown on identification plate

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
A
Savoy black
BC
Lime Green
BP
Panama Yellow
M
Ambassador Blue
BH
Caribbean Turquoise
BR
Goodwood Green
AZ
Imperial Maroon
BL
Ascot Grey
BS
Monaco Red
BA
Ermine White
BM
Windsor Grey
BT
Aqua Blue
AH
Sunburst Yellow
AN
Monza Red
AP
Cirrus White
AQ
Morrocco Beige
AR
Pompadour Blue
AS
Lichen Green
AU
Smoke Grey
AV
Shark Blue
AX
Vulcan Grey
CG
Malibu Gold
BU
Platinum Grey
BY
Light Blue
BZ
Spruce Green
CA
Sable
CB
Midnight Blue
CD
Lombard Grey
CF
Alcuda Blue
-
-

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Paint identification chart 1/64/65/3 for Australian cars
Code letters correspond to those shown on identification plate.

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
1
Jet Black
2
Bermuda blue (Gambier)
5
Powder blue
6
Opal blue metallic
7
Nortune blue metallic
8
Turquoise mist
A
Arctic white
E
Koala beige metallic
K
Silver grey metallic
L
Red satin (Woomera)
M
Smoke grey (Emu)
T
Green Velvet met.
W
Kurrajong green
Z
Yellow haze
Y
Cassia yellow
               
               

Colors above are only a guide. Color depth and monitor settings will vary

Paint identification chart 3/65/ for Australian cars
Code letters correspond to those shown on identification plate.

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
A
Arctic white
B
Jet Black
C
Powder Blue
D
Sunlight beige metallic*
H
Yellow haze
K
Silver Grey metallic
L
Red satin (Woomera)
T
Green velvet metallic
W
Kurrajong green
Z
Silver blue metallic
X
Ivy green metallic**
N
Honey Gold Met.

Have found errors on some ID tags were the colour code does not match the colour of the car from factory
**Ivy green can be called Guinea green

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Colour and trim combinations for the GT500
Exterior color codes as per the ID plate above

Trim - Interior singletone painted colour
Red singletone
Palomino singletone
White
X
X
Red
X
X
Palomino metallic
-
X
Turquoise metallic
-
X
Light Grey metallic
X
-
Dark Green metallic
-
X

There has been some confusion over GT500 exterior colours with these table's. To help you, try to remember these are the painted interior color descriptions. Exterior colours of GT500s were as per the ID tag codes. Cross 'X' indicate available combinations. Trim code below.

Tutone exterior
White exterior roof
Red singletone
Palomino singletone
Red
X
X
-
Palomino metallic
X
-
X
Turquoise metallic
X
-
X
Light Grey metallic
X
X
-
Dark green metallic
X
-
X

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Paint identification chart 7/1965 to late 1966 Australian cars
Code letters correspond to those shown on identification plate.

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
C
Opal blue metallic
D
Sunlit beige metallic*
Y
Radiant bronze metallic
K
Silver grey metallic
Z
Silver blue metallic
E
Polar white(A)
H
Yellow haze
W
Kurrajong green
L
Red satin (woomera)

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Interior painted colours for Australian cars
Colours used on the interior metal. These paint finish's were usually a non shiny satin finish.

1963
shade #
1964
shade #
65/1967
shade #
Green met.
05023
Beige met.
07558
Interior blue met.
08527
Interior red
05027
Blue met.
07561
Medium ivy gold met.
08528
Medium beige met.
05024
Grey met.
07563
Palomino met. (brown)
08529
Medium blue met.
05025
Red
07565
Turquoise met. -
08530
Medium grey met.
05026
Turquoise met.
08530
Red
07565
Turquoise met.
05028
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-
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Trim colour's Imported
Consul 2 door & 4 door deluxe below (4 door)

TRIM CODE
COLOUR
How it looks
A474
Grey cloth / Brummel grey (vinyl)
A475
Beige cloth / Thaxted beige (vinyl)
A476
Blue cloth / Azure blue (vinyl)
A477
Green cloth / Pastel green (vinyl)
A478
Red cloth / Ravenna red (vinyl)

Consul GT 2 door & 4 door deluxe

TRIM CODE
COLOUR
How it looks
B021
Black PVC
B022
Atlas / Pewter grey PVC
B023
Kingston /Lucerne blue PVC
BO24
Elm / Peru green PVC
B025
Sierra / Kasmir beige PVC
B026
Ravenna red PVC

Australian trim codes. Consul 4 door deluxe from 11/63 /64/3

TRIM CODE (bucket seats)
COLOUR
How it looks
1023 (2521)
Singletone pleated red vinyl
1123 (2513)
Tutone metallic pleated vinyl Light blue / medium blue
1223 (2543)
Tutone metallic pleated vinyl Light grey / medium grey
1423 (2532)
Tutone metallic pleated vinyl Light beige / pearl beige

Consul 4 door deluxe & GT 4 door 3/63/65/3

TRIM CODE (GT 4 door)
COLOUR
How it looks
2221 (2421)
Singletone pleated red vinyl
2213 (2413)
Tutone metallic pleated vinyl Light blue / medium blue
2243 (2443)
Tutone metallic pleated vinyl Light grey / medium grey
2232 (2432)
Tutone metallic pleated vinyl Light beige / pearl beige

Cortina standard 2 door '220', '240' deluxe

TRIM CODE (240 2 door deluxe )
COLOUR
How it looks
4612 (4212)
Tutone Light blue / Medium blue crinkle grain vinyl
4621 (4221)
Singletone Red crinkle grain vinyl
4661 (4261)
Singletone Palomino crinkle grain vinyl

Cortina '440' 4 door deluxe & '440' deluxe bucket seats 3/65

TRIM CODE (bucket seats)
COLOUR
How it looks
4212 (4512)
Tutone Light blue / Medium blue crinkle grain vinyl
4221 (4521)
Singletone Red crinkle grain vinyl
4261 (4561)
Singletone Palomino crinkle grain vinyl

Cortina '440' 4 door deluxe bench seat Automatic & GT 4 door 3/65

TRIM CODE (GT 4 DOOR)
COLOUR
How it looks
4210 (4414 or I )
Tutone Light blue / Medium blue crinkle grain vinyl
4229 (4421 or L )
Singletone Red crinkle grain vinyl
4269 (4461 or Y )
Singletone Palomino crinkle grain vinyl
(B)
Black

GT 500 3/65

TRIM CODE GT500
COLOUR
How it looks
4121
Singletone Red crinkle grain vinyl
4161
Singletone Palomino crinkle grain vinyl

Interior paint codes 3/65

Colour
Shade number
How it looks
Interior blue metallic
08527
Medium ivy gold
08528
Palamino metallic (brown)
08529

Early hoodlining material was called 'confetti' Later cars had material called 'Loadstar'

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MK2 Cortina paint codes

Paint codes to help MK2 owners. Two tone colors are the same as MK1 Cortinas

1967 models

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
F
Sultan maroon (met)
G
Horizon blue
1
Platinum blue
K
Silver grey (met)
O
Sage gold (met)
Q
Wheatfield beige
W
Vista green
X
Ivy green (met)
Y
Radiant bronze (met)
A/E
Polar White
B
Onyx black

1968 models

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
A
Springtime yellow
D
Luster bronze (met)
F
Vintage burgundy (met)
G
Candy apple red
H
Green haze
K
Starlight blue (met)
1
Mountain blue
L/Q
Saffron beige)
R
Sappphire blue (met)
A/E
Polar White
W
Frosted pewter (met)
S/X
Stratosphere grey (met)
Z
Zircon green (met)
4
Harmony grey
5
Cruise blue

1969 onwards models

CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
CODE
COLOUR
A
Springtime yellow
D
Luster bronze (met)
F
Vintage burgundy (met)
G
Candy apple red
H
Track red
K
Starlight blue (met)
L
Limelight (met)
M
Reef green (met)
N
Opal glow
A/E
Polar White
O
Yellow ochre
R
Diamond white
6
Vermillion fire
8
Silver fox (met)
9
Nugget gold (met)
2
Bronze wine (met)
Y
Grecian gold (met)
T
True blue
U
Ultra white
X
Monza green
W
Spring frost
B
Onyx black
C
Imperial burgundy
E
Quick silver (met)

 

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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
check website

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Heathcote Park
Check website

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