From: USA Car: Mk2 Cortina GT “This is a Mk2 Cortina GT that I built and restored myself. I got the car from a friend in the Summer of 2012 and finished it Summer 2016. It was just a roller when it was given to me and it needed a lot of work. I wanted a nice street car but also wanted to be able to take it to the track so I kind of met in the middle.
“All of the suspension has been redone with poly bushes, GAZ shocks in the rear, and a coil-over conversion at the front. I sanded down the car inside and out, painted the inside, but left the outside in primer and wrapped it with 3M charcoal vinyl, which didn’t turn out too bad.
“I built the engine myself. Our family business, Ivey Engines Inc (check out http://iveyengines.com), has been building vintage Ford-based engines for 33 years, so this was the easy part! It’s based on a 1600 Crossflow block, bored out to 84.5 mm, with a 10.5:1 compression ratio, Scat crank, Scat rods, CP pistons, a Kent Cams 244 camshaft, aluminium big-valve head with roller rockers, and 40 mm Webers. I didn’t build it too rowdy, so that it was still drivable on the street, but it still made 155 hp and 145 lb.ft at the crank.
“I think it turned out pretty damn good for what it was, and my first time restoring a car!”
Colin’s given the Mk2 a vinyl wrap in charcoal for the stealth look. With building Crossflows the family business, this one was an easy job for Colin.
Alloy fuel cell now dominates the boot.
Interior has been put together with road and track use in mind.