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Old 08-04-2008, 10:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Post [FEATURED RIDE] CYCOV8 - 1974 TC Ford Cortina



This TC never knew what hit it when Shaun decided it was the car for him. It was bought with a warm 289 in it and has since had 5 engine combos. The latest is a 383 stroker that was recently rebuilt after cooking the crank and 4 rods at Elite Pro Street Burnouts 2007( CYCOV8’s Elite Prostreet Burnout Video )!






Built to be abused and used, this TC cops a hiding at events around Australia, from powerskids, burnouts to drag racing. Mini tubs and a 4 link rear end were added late last year to help preserve the paint during burnouts and increase hook up off the line at the drags.






Pumping out 400 odd ponies at the treads, Shaun recently managed a pb of 10.88 at Calder Park (Gazza Nationals). He’s confident this motor has a mid 10 in it before putting it on the bottle in the hopes of achieving a high 9.



touched the brakes and pulled back to second, I kinda realised I was going to need a new set of undies before the next run


“Gazza Nats in Vic was the first time I’d ever raced with this new engine and we decided to check out the drags on the Friday night. First run I got half way down the track and the fan belt spun off. By the time I went through the traps, coolant was ****ing out of the radiator onto the front wheels. When I went through the traps, the f’ing thing kicked out on me and as soon as I touched the brakes and pulled back to second, I kinda realized I was going to need a new set of undies before the next run. Not sure how I lucked out of that one, seemed like the wall was so close the whole time.”






Interior is completely custom, chock full of buttermilk and orange suede with a leather roof lining. Front seats started out as SAAS seats whilst the rear seat is a customised version of the original.






Billet window winders finish off the suede and leatherdoor trims.
“The interior was a huge job, I’d just had the tubs and 4 link and engine rebuild finished and wanted to get the interior done before summernats. Ended up taking a week off work and helped out doing whatever bits of interior I could. We ended up finishing the interior by about lunch time Friday and then headed upto nats that night.”






What really sets off ‘CYCOV8’ from other Cortinas is the blue flames that adorn the front guards and bonnet. Take a closer look and you’ll notice subtleskulls throughout the flames (see above image).





What’s Next?


After 5 engine combos, the current 383 stroker is by no means the last. Shaun is already talking about going injected with a centrifugal under bonnet blower.


Engine bay is looking like it will get a repaint to match the flames that adorn the bonnet and front panels.

Quick Specs


Shaun Petrie aka Stubbs
1974 Ford TC Cortina
Colour : Blue (it’s a secret)
Occupation : Aircon Mechanic
Age : 25

ENGINE

Make : Cleveland, 383ci
Carbie : Holly 750cfm
Heads : Port & Polished Alloy
Ignition : MSD 8.8
Exhaust : Ceramic Coated 1 ” Headers and dual 3” exhaust
Cooling : Alloy Radiator

TRANSMISSION

Gearbox : Full Manualised C4
Converter : TCI 4000rpm
Tailshaft : 3” Thickwall shaft
Diff : Full spool 9” 4.3:1
SUSPENSION & BRAKES
Springs : Front 90/10, Rear Coil Overs
Brakes : Slotted Ford XB Front Rotors, with holden Calipers

INTERIOR

Seats : Saas fronts and custom rear
Wheel : Saas
Trim : Combination of leather and Suede
Instruments : Autometer Pro Comp
Shifter : B&M Pro Ratchet
Cage : 6 point moulded into the interior
RUBBER & RIMS
Tyres : 295/50/15, 155/60/15, BEF Goodrich
Wheels : Centerline Convo Pros

THANKS


Michael at B&R Brakes, Grant – Grants Performance, Blacktown Automotive and LA Auto Electrical, Ryan & Chris – Twisted Arts Factory, Ian & Crew – Kreative Enterprises, John – JBK Smash Repairs, Andrew for the C4, Mick for the trim and lastly family & friends for helping get it all together.



Full Gallery of CYCOV8
Video of CYCOV8 (compilation)
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There is something in one of the images that shouldn't be there (think where's wally). Whoever figures it out gets a free MCF shirt when we get the new t design done!
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The photographers reflection in the rear beaver in the first piccy, he shouldve put some pants on

Nice feature too, hot lookin car that.
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The photographers reflection in the rear beaver in the first piccy, he shouldve put some pants on

Nice feature too, hot lookin car that.


Nope that's not it mate, it's way more obscure than that
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Is It The Red Wall Tyres In The Last Pic
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Is It The Red Wall Tyres In The Last Pic
nah it's REALLY obscure - will have to look at the larger images to see it
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in the oic of the interior you can see cleaning stuff in the background
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its either that or the smoke coming off the tyres cos fords don't have enough power to smoke the tyres
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Is it in this threads photos or the photos from the "Full gallery of Cycov8"
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Is it in this threads photos or the photos from the "Full gallery of Cycov8"
It's in the thread photos.
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