Originally posted by Ray Bell
.....If I was building a hot-rod, I might well be tempted to use a hemi-headed 2.5-litre V8 that was in production in the late sixties. It would be very different to everything around, and I think that's one of the things that hot-rods should be aiming for - a unique appearance.
Bet you can't guess which engine I mean...
Almost eleven months and nobody's guessed...
I'll give you a few days more, perhaps.
Originally posted by Lee Nicolle
Mk1 Cortina 220 is Mk 1 2 door standard model which in Oz had both 1200 and 1500 non crossflow pushrod engine. We also got GTs which were all 4 doors and import Lotuses which were 2 doors with leaf spring rear suspension. With a fairly long but narrow engine bay. Plus GT500s which were a Bathurst Special with big tank and slightly tidied up 1500 pushrod.
The '220' and '240' and '440' designations came to the Cortinas with the change from the original grilles, the ones that came out with the parker/blinker setup wrapped around the front corners. Originally we referred to these as 'Mk 2 Cortinas', but that was eclipsed later.
And there was a 2-door GT as well. The one Pete and Leo Geoghegan raced was a 2-door, as has been discussed lately on one of the other threads.
There were also some original A-frame coil spring rear-suspended Lotus Cortinas here, maybe not as many as leaf-sprung, but that's probably true everywhere.
Crossflow engines came in almost a year after the introduction of the Mk 2, the second body style, they were, of course, 1300 and 1600cc engines.