Tarmac Rally

Exterior

Another recent addition is this 1967 2 door Mk1 Cortina, built for tarmac rally to period 60’s specs.

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Recent respray in black with a silver stripe.  Very straight in the body for a race car, so we are very happy with how it looks.  Giant Cibie Oscars and Super Oscars are prominent additions to the front of the car.  Need to modify or make some bumper irons to fit quarter bumpers.

Front end

Wheels are silver 13×6 inch Superlites.  Brakes appear to be from a Capri.

The suspension is straight from the 60’s with double sway bar for less body roll and anti-dive, adjustable control arms, concentric inner control arm mounts and custom Pedders struts.  All finished off with a large alloy bashplate protecting the sump.

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Engine

Engine is a 1500cc pre-crossflow on twin 40mm Dellorto carbs.  Built to race spec – big valves, ported head, large cam, period ‘Globe’ valve cover etc.  We have not had the car running just yet.  Carbs are currently being reconditioned and rejetted. Lightweight bell housing (big holes cut in the original steel housing) but the gearbox is unknown.

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Rear end

We think the diff and springs are from a Capri (Atlas LSD diff).  With anti-roll bar, GT tramp rods, period style Caltrac’s and a Panhard rod, so the rear end is solidly tied together.

Interior

Full period rally car spec dash featuring roll cage, a cool compass, lots of different gauges and a full navigators dash with Halda Twinmaster, Terratrip and lots of important looking warning lights.  Momo steering wheel.  And map pockets; map pockets everywhere.  Rally cars gotta have maps.

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