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Well, I'm FINALLY getting some progress on my Mk2 Cortina v8 conversion, so I thought I'd stop lurking and start posting. Car is a really good shell that I am the second owner of. It's been dormant in my shed disassembled for paint for nearly 10 years, and late last year I bit the bullet to start a build I've been thinking about for some time.
The build plan is a 100% legal (for my location) cruiser and the local engineer has stated a few things they want to pass it - but not insurmountable, so off I go. I'm hoping to keep the original bench seat and column auto, and to make the build look as factory as possible.
The first 'real' job I'm tackling (I have a bunch of ideas in my head for problems I'll encounter) is the physical placement of the engine. I didn't have to cut out as much of the tunnel as I expected, the v8 BW66 I'm using isn't much larger than the 4cyl BW35 that was in there - so all the modifications are under the dash (yay!). I'm no welder, so I asked a favour of a contact and he came through in style.
I'd like to post some pics but it will only allow me to insert a url...?
Anyway, if there's interest in my build I'll keep you all up to date.
MS2 V3.57 Ecu mapable efi and wasted spark ignition.
Procharger D1SC supercharger and Cossie RS500 Intercooler @ 14psi of Boost. 416 RWHP, (boost leak)
Forged 4.8 V8 kitted out with the dogs Cajones of parts.
Sponsored by: www.v8performanceparts.co.uk, www.interpart.biz, www.caprisport.com & www.baileyperformance.co.uk