Thursday, October 29, 2015

Starting to look like a Mk.4.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Given it spent 40 years in the previous configuration what pray tell does a MK 4 look like?

A bit like the quandary of people who acquire key historical Aussie hot rods from the 60"s and cut the shite out of them making their own interpretation of what a car "in era" would have looked like.

I have seen only 12 x Mk4's in my 43 years of interest in the Bolwell Marque and from memory only 2 had Kent motors and I saw both those at the 6 Hour Relay races in the early 70's. All the rest had a Peugeot motor (2), Holden grey motors (3), Celica motor (1) this car, Corolla motors (1) Dinky, Fiat motor (1), Holden red six big HP in Northcote in late 70's, Zephyr motor (1). I believe all have been rebuilt in an effort by a modern owners to achieve what the cars never were in the good old days.

s nic said...

You believe wrong.

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John L said...

I've always been told that the Mk.4 was designed with the 4-cylinder Ford in mind but then much later, the Corolla motor existed, and then that became the engine of choice. I know that the Mk.5 was built with the grey (and later the red) six in mind, prompted by the fact that they were appearing in 4s which required extensive modifications to take them.