Cleaned up pretty good.

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JPB
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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#21 Post by JPB » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:08 pm

1500GT should work well in the Anglia, given that the car weighs less than the contents of a modern car's Diesel tank. I like the idea of a good old Ford motor in there and the fact that it's pre-Xflow is very much in keeping. You'd get a reliable 80ish bhp out of one of those without overstressing the thing and that, in a car that weighs less than a pair of Aixams, is ample. :thumbs:

So where will the laughing gas bottle go? I'd be shoving that in the boot, keeping it subtle under the bonnet! ;)
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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#22 Post by harvey » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:24 pm

JPB wrote:the fact that it's pre-Xflow is very much in keeping. You'd get a reliable 80ish bhp out of one of those without overstressing the thing
For ultimate power the pre-crossflow was always better than the crossflow.

I had a tuned 1650 pre-crossflow which I sold to a mate at college years ago, and he put it in his Mk2 Cortina, which he then proceeded to put into a pet shop window....Backwards.... :lol:
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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#23 Post by kstrutt1 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:59 pm

I had a 1600 gt crossflow 3.9 diff and rocket box in mine, it would cruise at 90 easily, I was offered a running lotus twin cam but it was too expensive for an impoverished student (£150!!!!!!)

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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#24 Post by 3xpendable » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:35 am

I bet you regret that kstrutt!

I'll let you know about the laughing gas JPB ;)
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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#25 Post by Talking Hoarse » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:48 pm

Look forward to seeing this up and about indeed. Love Anglias - I had one as an economy measure back in 1980 that was a great drive, saved wear and tear on my Saab 99 in London, and the little 997 engine (in mine) revved forever.
I recall though (not my car) the period mods were, apart from a 1500GT engibe, the 2000E gearbox, Ford Classic (109E?) legs to get the disc brakes, and I think a steering arm from u/k (I cant believe maybe a Bedford HA van) too. Tales also of van rear springs that had an extra leaf, and Mk1 Cortina GT rear brakes that are bigger. And was it a (shorter) propshaft from a 107E Prefect too? Just try and find the bits these days however. But there are people who supply stuff to modernise Anglias these days with Escort racks & struts etc that are much more servicable. Decent exhausts are even obtainable now that were impossible in the 1960's.
I do however recall one trick with old Fords - really useful for PCT's (prod car trials). For some reason if the steering was dead straight, and you then reversed a little, then when you started off forwards you could spin both rear wheels as if the diff was locked for a short time. Worked also on some Escorts. JP?
Ed

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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#26 Post by 3xpendable » Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:32 am

It'll be a while unfortunately Hoarse, there are 2 cars ahead of it in the schedule but once it's underway I'll definitely tell you all about it!
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Re: Cleaned up pretty good.

#27 Post by keef » Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:44 pm

Young Farmer wrote:
Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:08 pm
I bought a towbar for my Maxi a few weeks ago and the car the hitch came off had a gaping hole in the roof.
You still got the Maxi?

The towbar I got for Julie doesn't seem as easy to fit as previous ones. Do you know what make yours is/was?

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