Recondition engine (urgent!)

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 21:45
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hi, i was wondering if anyone had any idead where to go in oerth to get a reconditioned engine?? i have a 1975 ford cortina which will need a replacement engine pretty sharpish! if anyone knows where to go to pick up an engine id be very grateful! thankyou!
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Reply By: Madfisher - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:35

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:35
You could try Repco, But you are looking at $2000 plus, considering you can buy late 90s Falcons for three or four thousand dollars wouldnt you be better off putting your money towards a later model car.
Good luck Pete
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Follow Up By: missevie - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:17

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:17
late 90's falcons dont do it for me im afraid, hence why im going through this trouble to keep my old baby going. this is my first car, and i was given a choice of newer models but i didnt want them for the express reason that theyre new and (to me!) lacking in character. $2000 is nothing on the happiness it'll bring me. thankyou for your help, and i will take some of your advice and give repco a call! All the best and thanks very much for your advice!
Evie
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Reply By: cycadcenter - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:39

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 22:39
Lot depends on what model it is, If it's a TC you'll probably have to source it out of England, If it's an ordinary one it's getting a bit long in the tooth and would suggest an upgrade to a different car.
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Follow Up By: missevie - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:19

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:19
Its a 2.0L XL, and to me there is no other option than to replace the engine, so any help on that matter would be great, if anyone has any sources that could help, i'd really appreciate it.
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Reply By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 23:04

Saturday, Jun 05, 2010 at 23:04
depends on what vehicle it is, if it is the local 6 cylinder, you can do a crossflow swap, if it is the english models, england if your lucky!!!!!
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Follow Up By: missevie - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:20

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:20
Its a 2.0L XL version so i guess ill have to keep looking, thankyou for your help!
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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 20:39

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 20:39
GEM enginesTD
The TD Cortina, released October 1974,[17] was offered in L, XL and XLE trim levels and could be identified by its plastic grille. Early TDs used single round headlights for both four- and six-cylinder models but rectangular units were part of the mid-life facelift of March 1976.[18] When fitted with the optional "Rallye" Pack, the later models featured round headlights and quartz halogen driving lights.[19]

Both the TC and TD six cylinder models were immediately recognized over the four-cylinder versions by the raised 'power bulge' in the center of the bonnet. It was widely believed that this was to allow clearance of the air filter. However it was a purely a cosmetic change as a four-cylinder bonnet will fit over a six-cylinder Cortina's engine bay. Basic transmission for the six-cylinder model was originally a slick-shifting three-speed manual floor shift, with a four-speed Borg-Warner single rail transmission available, taken straight from the Falcon GT. Also available was a Borg-Warner M35 three-speed automatic across all models. From 1976 the six cylinder engines featured a revised crossflow cylinder head, keeping in line with the Falcon.


you should be able to find if you ring wreckers around the place, i think GEM engines still have a 2l motor for these.

Just on tip, anything with xl on the back of a car only means what package it has, i.e., sl, slx slxi, are just packaging. You can find the year and model i.e, tc cortina, td cortina

on the rego papers with Chassis/VIN number. this will make it easier for the people you talk to and help in getting the right motor for your vehicle.

different models of cortina

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Follow Up By: missevie - Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:41

Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:41
yup, mines got a plastic grill, ive got the original service book manual that came with the car when it was first driven out of the showroom, i'll check all the details on that. i know my car is a 1975 and sold in 1976, other that that i'll have to look into further. thankyou very much for all the info!

mines definatly a 4 cylinder 3 speed automatic, i'll look into the TC/TD thing further.

again, thankyou very much for the help!
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Reply By: Member - MUZBRY(Vic) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 09:10

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 09:10
Gday
Try a wrecking yard
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Follow Up By: missevie - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:42

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:42
do you mean, like buy a donor car? nick the engine and put it in mine kinda thing? thanks for replying!
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Reply By: Fab72 - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:20

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 10:20
Fit a later model injected job.....that's what I'd do. EFI is the way to go. Easy to set up if you know how.
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Follow Up By: missevie - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:24

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:24
I'm not quite sure what you're talking about! :) I'm not a really carsy person (hence why i bought my cortina! lol) so i dont understand many of the terms, but if what youre suggesting is a more powerful upgrade im not sure if my cars frame/shell would be able to take that sort of power... Its specifically a 2.0L XL version, im not sure if that would make a difference on what youre suggesting?
anyways, thankyou very much for taking the time to reply!
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Follow Up By: Member - Christopher P (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 21:44

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 21:44
taht model had the for 250 side valve, which most people ended up putting in a ford 250 crossflow in or a v8. A mate of mine ut in the p76 v8, plenty of mumbo out of it, use to leave coppers for dead.
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Follow Up By: missevie - Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:45

Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:45
so just a plain unmodified cortina handled the grunt of a V8?? i thought you'd have to do loads of mods for that to take? ditching the coppers sounds like fun but i'd rather stick to the safer options to resist temptation (especially as a new driver). i'll look into what youve said more though, its nice to have a direction for my research tbh! look into all my options etc.
youve really helped, thankyou!
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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:59

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 16:59
If you can spare the time without your vehicle.
You could get its own engine reconditioned by Repco or another engine reconditioner.
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Follow Up By: missevie - Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:50

Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:50
Could be do-able, its just a case of how long, cost etc etc ill try and get a few quotes , thankyou!
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 17:24

Sunday, Jun 06, 2010 at 17:24
Hi. If you are in NSW a company called BM Higginbottom reconditions engines. There is also a heap of names come up if you google
"car engine reconditioning" Hope that is of some help Evie. Regards, Bob.



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Follow Up By: missevie - Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:52

Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 00:52
im in WA, ill try google again!
thankyou for taking the time to reply Bob!
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Follow Up By: Rolly - Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010 at 18:20

Tuesday, Jun 08, 2010 at 18:20
The Yellow Pages might be a good place to start.
Veale Engine reconditioners have a long history of reliability.
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Reply By: get outmore - Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 09:52

Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 09:52
personally I think you might struggle finding one for a vehicle that age

but certainly repco or especially GEM might be ablt to point you in the right direction if they cant help

I suspect you will prob need your donk reconditioned

but good luck
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Follow Up By: missevie - Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 15:34

Monday, Jun 07, 2010 at 15:34
thanks very much, unsurprisingly quite a few people have said the same thing. thankyou for your help in confirming things for me.
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