My Ford Anglia project
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My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #1

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So while I wait for another Pedal Car project to come along, I thought I'd share afew pictures of my Anglia 1200 Super project ( as you've already seen my 5.0 Capri )



































This is how we found the old girl, locked in a damaged, damp garage, untouched since 1989, it's a genuine 1 owner car, with only 6778 miles from new, I paid £300 for it.

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #2

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Nice find and really low mileage. I assume this will be a full restoration? What size motor does it have? 1000cc?

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #3

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Great find & at £300 a steal. Will the 1200 stay or a bigger engine on way?
The following user(s) said Thank You: Nobleco

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #4

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Lovely car and a worthwhile project.


I have driven several of these Anglia's in my life and together with my brother in law we used to do rally cross with an Anglia, albeit with a Cortina 1600GT engine under the bonnet.


Yeah nifty car, my b.i.l. still has one, fully restored:


Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by Ecclesley.

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #5

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Those were the days , virtually any ford engine would fit any gearbox, 1/2 inch AF spanner (13mm for you metric people) and you could take the whole car apart (well almost). we used to put the 1500 (pre crossflow) in (bored to 1750 if a good one) and a Corsair 2000 (single rail) gearbox (stronger), could get the 0-60 (mph/100 kph) down to 7 seconds. Capri struts with disc brakes to stop it . But that was long ago in a galaxy far far away. No fun nowadays just get a computer boffin to dial in the power you want.

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #6

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Yeah I'm sticking as close to standard as possible, I have got a stainless steel exhaust for the old girl though, but it is built to the same specs as the original, and a period carb upgrade too.


She's about 60% finished, we need to set about the bodywork next.


Here's afew more pictures.


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Steve

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #7

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Looking good....but I prefer restoring toy cars

That is for 2 reasons:
1: I don't have the facilities to store the car.
2: Real cars are far to difficult for me. I know how to fill petrol and oil (if necessary) and the wiperfluid and that is it. I leave the rest to the garage

But I really admire the way you tackle this resto. I am sure it will become a beautiful car again.

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 11 months ago #8

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Going to watch this as it is coming along nicely. Great job so far and they are so easy to work on from what I see above.
Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by Nobleco.

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 10 months ago #9

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Steve, that Anglia is looking fabulous already and well done with the restoration so far, not something I've ever done even I if I do have a 1:1 1979 MK2 Escort which I try and keep well!


Ecclesey I like your BIL's Anglia too, a beauty and nice to hear of one on the roads of Holland still.


My mother had a 1962 105E Anglia as her first car from 1968-70 and owned it when she met my dad. Its registration number is still on the computer of the UK DVLA but I don't know if it physically still survives.


Also a friend of mine restored a 1966 car in dark blue and fitted a 1700 cross flow engine and it looked and sounded great! He sold it, but its still about, changed owners again and the latest owner is getting some more work done to it!

Re: My Ford Anglia project 2 years, 8 months ago #10

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Hello, I'm new here but I just spotted this post.


A 123e Anglia Super ! I had the 997cc de-Luxe version back in the early 1990's. The main thing I remember about the 997cc was the horrid non-synchro first gear (all synchro on the 1198cc like yours I seem to recall) & the amount of lean on corners - although it actually handled quite well.


Incredible to think these were once everywhere.


The Super always looked great & that's quite a late one you have there too.


Good luck with the restoration it looks like it's progressing well.


Dave
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