Ford Cortina from 1968
InterEurope Workshop Manual 161.
Compiled and Written by Scott Andrews
Edited by Peter R.D. Russek
When introduced in October 1966 the Mark II Cortina was available with a choice of three power units a 1300, a 1500 and a 1500 GT unit. The series 3014E saloons were fitted with the new, smaller capacity engine while the series 3016E saloons were fitted with the larger engines, perpetuated from the superseded models. This range is covered in the 'InterEurope Workshop Manual 128'.
In August 1967, the series 3034E and 3036E models were introduced, replacing the 3014E and 3016E models respectively. The body style remained unchanged but the engines now available, were a 1300, a 1600 and a 1600GT. All engines were fitted with a cross-flow cylinder head, the combustion chambers being machined into the piston crowns.
A new model of Cortina, the 1600E was introduced in September 1967. This was a fully appointed version of the 4 door GT, with Cortins-Lotus suspension and R-O style wheels. The Mark II Cortins-Lotus (Series 3020E) was introduced in January 1957, replacing the 4 year old 125E Series. It was powered, as was the previous series, by the now famous 1558cc, twin overhead cam Lotus engine producing 115bhp. A close ratio gearbox, divided prop-shaft, servo-assisted brakes, lowered suspension and wide rimmed road wheels distinguished this 2 door model from the GT.