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by James Murray
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SPAMMERS!
Replies: 1
Views: 3021

Re: SPAMMERS!

The forum settings should now make it more difficult for spammers to get in. The first posts from new users must be approved by a moderator before they are visible.
by James Murray
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:40 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS

I ordered some parts last weekend, radiator, injectors, fuel pumps, trans cooler rad, some 9" bits. Most has arrived, but unfortunately Fedex managed to trash the radiator. 20220114_113614sm.jpg Summit are sending another. How well the rad performs is up for debate, I called in on Wacky yesterd...
by James Murray
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:37 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS

Not a lot of progress lately, I've tried to tidy up the wiring under the bonnet and mounting the body wiring fuse box and relays on the kick panel. I don't know how people manage to make wiring into a thing of beauty.
In progress pic:
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by James Murray
Sat Jan 15, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SPAMMERS!
Replies: 1
Views: 3021

SPAMMERS!

Thanks to Phil R for noticing that the Russian spammers had been running riot and using this forum way more than the rest of us. I've deleted 11000 user accounts and changed the registration settings to perhaps make it a little more difficult in the future. It is however possible that I've deleted s...
by James Murray
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina rebuild

I made it to Melbourne and was able to develop the car some more. In between rounds, I got a boost solenoid fitted and was able to slowly step the boost up from 3psi to 6psi. I tried higher, but I've run out of fuel pump as expected. The old Granada III pump is claimed to be good for 450hp which sou...
by James Murray
Tue Sep 28, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina rebuild

Yes, I'm hoping to come to Melbourne for the 9/10 October meet. I was still working on getting the car to shift at a sensible RPM and learning to launch. The boost solenoid isn't even fitted to the car yet and the second wastegate spring was at home. For Melbourne I will likely leave it all the same...
by James Murray
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina rebuild

Passed the MOT on Friday afternoon. We made the National Finals! (At 01:30 on Friday and had to sleep outside) On Saturday I skipped Q1 to go out road tuning with Phil R. Auto tune worked great and the engine was behaving. Cooling was rubbish and there was an ATF leak from the filter. In testing I a...
by James Murray
Sun Sep 26, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina rebuild

edgasket wrote: Thu Sep 23, 2021 7:24 am Who is this guy who is out in your garage and getting shit done??? And when he's finished can you send him up to my place?
It's a guy who has been spannering manically and doing little else. Normal work to resume ASAP.
by James Murray
Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina rebuild

The Cortina actually moved under its own power today and then broke down just outside the garage due to a suspected lack of ATF. I'm feeling a bit more optimistic for making the National Finals this weekend.

James
by James Murray
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Fixing
Topic: Cortina II estate rebuild - turbo LS
Replies: 21
Views: 38103

Re: Cortina rebuild

Breakthrough today - I had the engine running ! It fired up first "turn of the key" (no key yet, just wires touched together) and ran fine for a minute until I shut it off. No water connected yet, but good oil pressure. No leaks evident yet. Transmission filter and cooler present. Sierra T...