Colin Ivey

Classic Ford - - YOUR CARS -

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.

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