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29-06-13, 08:15 PM
Some of you may or may not have seen the few pictures I posted 'on the other side' of the build so far. Anyway, here it is again. I'm 15 and this is my first car/project. It's running all original running gear (for now anyway) so hopefully when i can drive the insurance companies might not rob me blind, as much anyway! Well, here's some pictures of the build so far, nothing drastic really...yet.

29-06-13, 08:21 PM
And the rest of the pictures...
Progress maybe a bit slow as i can only buy stuff when I'm payed from working my school holidays and any advice you guys have would be much appreciated!


Jungle Jim the white
01-07-13, 05:01 PM
Hi Jake,

Looking good, those back wheels look tight.

You should put what parts you are after in the wanted section, you never know what people have lying around and there are some real bargains to be had!

01-07-13, 06:03 PM
Hi Jungle Jim,

Cheers and yep, they scrubbed. Took the slitting disk to the inner lip of the arch and welded it back up and its fine now.


Looks too high on the second pic but its just how it sits on the sloped drive.

Thought about that, just need to earn some cash before i can start making a list of parts to buy again :lol:

01-07-13, 08:21 PM
I like that, well done to you for not wanting a eurobox, hope to see progress as and when.

Russ D
01-07-13, 08:58 PM
Takes me back to being 15 doing my Van, Keep going, its looking real good, chances are what you're doing now will affect the rest of your life, ie Customs and Rods.
Love It


02-07-13, 06:41 PM
Had three 105E's, If your keeping it stock (running gear) try to go minimalist ie nice clean engine bay ( wirring out of sight) and kool paint job.


28-09-13, 05:57 PM
It's been a while since I posted an update so here's one. Been plodding along with it and made a start on the body work since sandings cheep and I'm a bit skint after spending pretty much the last of my money on a side pipe! :lol: Today since i couldn't be arsed to keep sanding the paint and filler i had a go at frenching some aerials and I'm over the moon as I'm a novice at welding but it seems I'm only as bad as my dad and he's done it for a fair few years! :D









04-10-13, 09:16 PM
Nice one Jake, good to see more of you youngsters getting their hands dirty, gotta love the 105's real old school cool (they were still building them when I was a teenager err I mean kid :whistle:).

There'll be times you'll wish you never started but hang in there you young un's pick stuff up quickly & you'll get a real sense of achievement.

In a couple of years your dad'll be stood back telling his mates proudly "I taught him to do that", knowing that he didn't really & you're a lot better at than him, I know because I am that dad. :D


04-10-13, 09:28 PM
Enjoying watching your work. I had a van in my younger days and would happily have another if only I could fit in !

04-10-13, 09:48 PM
I passed my test in a new 105 about a million years ago, I've loved them ever since.


05-10-13, 08:23 AM
Cheers guys! I just hope I can get a saturday job or something to get some money to keep going with it... My dad has already said that I'm better at welding than him and frenching them aerials was the first time I've really done any, although it isn't hard to be beat his pigeon shit welding :giggle: Hopefully i can get a bit done over this weekend on it and get some paint on it before long so it can go outside while the engine is pulled my dad's Dodge. :tup:

05-10-13, 08:43 AM
Jake give me a call 2345825 (Sheff)

05-10-13, 04:47 PM
Cheers Bry, really looking forward to starting next weekend! I got a bit of etch on the car yesterday so i can see about getting some primer on it soon. Today though I've repaired and prepped the passengers door so it's something like...









05-10-13, 08:09 PM
That looks like great news! Well done Bry.;)

21-10-13, 03:56 PM
Nice one Bry!!!! Philip

21-10-13, 08:34 PM
Gotta say Jake has done a couple of Sat/morn's he has a superb attitute, and enthusiasm, I think this hobby/sport is in good hands with this young fella, a
credit to his parents.

21-10-13, 08:49 PM
What a lovely outcome to a build thread.:)

10-11-13, 11:35 AM
Tip my hat to the pair of ya!!

Nice work Jake and Bry you're a proper Gent :)

10-11-13, 11:58 AM
yea well done big job,keep up the good work jake you will get there!

10-11-13, 03:53 PM
Cheers Bry, I've been really enjoying the work and its great to learn a few things to! And thanks for the comments guys, really could do with getting back to it but with I tiny garage and shit weather not a great deal of progress seems to have happened but hopefully I'll have a bit more done before Christmas. :D

JB Chevy
20-11-13, 09:04 PM
Bry you are a top guy.................


01-12-13, 05:54 PM
Progress has been made! A couple of weeks ago I secured a deal through Bry on a pre-x/flow and Cortina front suspension. Got it all collected and brought home Friday and just stuffed it in the garage. Saturday came and with no work I decided to have a look at stripping the engine down and ID it to find out if it was a 1500 or not...turns out it's only a 1200 since it has a 3 bearing crank but its still better than the 997! On inspection it seems to be a good little motor only needing cam followers as they are a little worn and bottom end shells. Hopefully there will be more progress on it soon! :D








21-12-13, 10:42 PM
hows the car coming along jake
any plans for that engine

22-12-13, 01:10 PM
Its been a bit slow really, being busy and the cold weather has slowed it all down really. Keep meaning to order the parts to rebuild the motor and get some paraffin to hone the bores but I keep forgetting :shake: The plan really is to just rebuild it as cheap as possible, just so it looks smart and has a bit more umph than the 997, but if anyone has any tips to get some more power out of it on the cheap that would be great!

25-12-13, 08:20 PM
Well, Santa's been this morning and left me a few things for the Anglia. Got a gasket set so I can look about starting to rebuild the motor, and this red 'flake steering wheel. So when the weather gets a bit better I'll hopefully get something done! :D


25-12-13, 09:02 PM
cushty stick with it youl get there

19-01-14, 05:24 PM
Made a bit of progress on the car over the past couple of weeks but with the cold and wet weather it isn't much. I've finished off painting the underside and got the front end stripped of to look at fitting the Cortina struts. They will need a bit of modifying but should be spot on! I sent the block off to see about having it bored too today so it should be great little motor when its done.





09-02-14, 04:53 PM
Sipped the top ends of the struts today. As the springs on the Cortina struts are too big I plan to use the Anglia strut tops, springs and spring seats on the Cortina struts to gain the lower stance and disc brakes. After poking about on the Cortina struts abit, I found that there's not a great deal left of the spring seats on them and there was even less after I took the photo...



13-02-14, 02:38 PM
This takes me back a long way. You are doing what many of us had to do to get something different, use what we had, what we could scrounge and what we could butcher (sorry) modify to do the job. None of this "I'll pop to halfrauds and see if they have some wheels and tyres that will fit" or "can't do that as there is nothing that fits it off the shelf".
Keep at it, it's looking good from here and I like your attitude.:tup:

13-02-14, 05:23 PM
Cheers stilltrying, With me only having a real tight budget I have had to just buy things when I can, just use what I can get cheap and cobble it together just to make it work! Also, not wanting it to look like every other Anglia out there, (i.e on lotus steels, etc...) it's being built in the style of a 70's custom so hopefully it might be a bit unusual. It'll certainly be different to my mates from school when they're driving about in clios etc and I have this! :D Hopefully, it'll be out mid to late this year :tup:

13-02-14, 08:16 PM
With a jack up kit like you have and big and littles it is just like we did back in the late 70's, only need some cruising lights under it, womble fur interior and a 6' whip aeriel and it would be a spitting image of one of my mates angleboxes that we used to go to college in. Oh happy days.
Probably most of your mates won't get it but really glad you have. Only piece of advise from me is to get it tidy, on the road and use it, don't try to get it perfect straight away, paint can be done to perfection later, our cars were always evolving, I can't remember anyone of us back then (ones on a tight budget like you) that stopped working on their cars, we used them, abused them, and changed them all the time and they were our daily drivers as well.
Really hope you hit your target dates as it will be a huge boost, again well done and keep going BUT ABOVE ALL ENJOY IT!!!!!

13-02-14, 08:47 PM
Dont forget the CB radio.

13-02-14, 09:37 PM
Dont forget the CB radio.

10 4 (cringe)

13-02-14, 10:16 PM
Shall I go for an 8-track too?

14-02-14, 12:03 PM
Shall I go for an 8-track too?

No because with the straight through exhaust with just a reversed cone megaphone tail pipe off a Norton commando motor bike exiting in front of the rear wheel you won't be able to hear it! I said you won't be....oh that's why I'm deaf.:beuj:

On the rear end, have you still got lever shocks or has it been "up dated" to telescopic ones already? made a fair bit of difference to the ride from standard.

14-02-14, 04:46 PM
still got the lever shocks currently but I have got some telescopic ones but not got round to modifying it to make them fit yet

04-03-14, 05:25 PM
I've put the original front end back under the car since I think it might be a bit to much work for what it's worth, so I can keep on working on other things and move it about. Got one coat of primer on one of the doors the other day and after seeing something similar I decided to have a go at making a 'mini' caddy air filter out of the 1200 one and a couple of exhaust bends, it's not finished yet but you get the idea...:tup:




05-03-14, 07:04 PM
Liking the air filter. Keep at it door looks good from here but there again it is a photo and my eyesight is crap:D

08-03-14, 08:46 PM
Cheers :tup: got most of the stuff stripped from the engine bay today, I'll try and get the picture up soon but im very happy as I have secured a deal to swap my 'glass wings for some steal ones that need some work so im a happy lad!:woohoo:

08-03-14, 10:23 PM
are escort drum braked front struts any use to you ?

09-03-14, 07:36 PM
Sorry mate, wish I could help but they're no good for me

09-03-14, 07:42 PM
are escort drum braked front struts any use to you ?

if these are the type where the drum comes off the hub then the hubs are ideal to do disc conversions on pop axles.

sorry to hijack jake

09-03-14, 08:18 PM
mk1 escort i believe they were of originally they are on an M regd dutton sierra i,m going to break and i havn,t got any plans for them so they are going spare ,,

just thought they may have done for ,jakes, angle box .

right brew times over i,m off down the garage for 1/2 hour

10-03-14, 10:42 AM
Liking steel front wings over glass, the car is just getting better.

27-04-14, 06:48 PM
Been busy working on my day's dodge a lot recently so not got much done but while im waiting on a few supplies got a few things done on the Anglia over the past few weeks. Got the engine and box out last week before going on holiday, I would put pictures of it up but cant get them off my phone and today I painted the rocker box since I cant afford a ally or chrome one. A few coats of primer, black, silver and it came up nicely...then to test a spray I bought from B&Q, silver flake...it comes as clear with small flake in an aerosol so thought I'd give it a bash...can't see it on the pictures but it looks alright, I'd recommend it for small parts! Comes in a few colours so I might try the red when I paint the dash...




10-05-14, 04:32 PM
This morning me and the old man set at painting the engines for both cars, and since I have done painting at the Saturday job once or twice im now classed as a professional by my dad so I ended up doing all the actual painting...
Last night I also got my steal wings delivered, really pleased with them and should make a lot better finnished product commpaired to the glass ones I swapped them for! :tup:







Special When Lit
10-05-14, 05:17 PM

10-05-14, 05:21 PM
looks good jake, looks like your dads cleaning the block there out of curiosity is he using a wire brush

10-05-14, 05:55 PM
Yep, let im do the srubbing of the old paint, got some wire brush bis for the drill just to get the lose paint off, did the job a treat!

10-05-14, 06:29 PM
Looking good! :tup:

10-05-14, 08:02 PM
As a professional sprayer now, you can pass on some trade secrets, what paint did you use?:tup:

10-05-14, 09:47 PM
you can pass on some trade secrets, what paint did you use?:tup:

This ancient, secret piece of knowledge was handed down to me, and -- though I'm sure I shan't last long once the Guild discover I've shared it -- I'll let you in on it...

...using the stuff that's still liquid helps loads. :P

10-05-14, 10:40 PM
As a professional sprayer now, you can pass on some trade secrets, what paint did you use?:tup:

Red runny stuff :D :pmsl:

Its just cheap halfords engine paint :tup:

14-05-14, 08:14 PM
Got all the bits and bobs back on the motor yesterday and salvaged some ht leads off the dodge, just need to shorten then and that'll be them sorted. Also been talking to a guy from classic Ford magazine on the old skool Fords forum and they are wanting to come and get some shots of Ghent car in progress for the grafters section in the magazine...so lets see how it all pans out! :D


14-05-14, 08:17 PM
Got all the bits and bobs back on the motor yesterday and salvaged some ht leads off the dodge, just need to shorten then and that'll be them sorted. Also been talking to a guy from classic Ford magazine on the old skool Fords forum and they are wanting to come and get some shots of the car in progress for the grafters section in the magazine...so lets see how it all pans out! :D


19-05-14, 09:19 PM
looks good jake what job have you got planned next

21-05-14, 11:40 AM
Just in the process of painting the engine bay so the motor can go back in ready for the bloke from classic Ford magazine to come round :D

27-05-14, 08:33 PM
you seen my PLUG LEADS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27-05-14, 08:39 PM
Nope, not a clue where they are....you'll have to get some more! :whistle::whistle:

They're wrong colour for yours now anyway, who in the right mind would want red plug leads on a blue motor...well apart from a T.N.B...:D :pmsl:

27-05-14, 08:49 PM
Well I got all the engine bay painted the other day along with the exhaust manifold so when we come back from billing it should all be going back together! :D




28-05-14, 05:14 PM
well apart from a T.N.B...:D :pmsl:


car look ace mate..:tup:

28-05-14, 09:09 PM
T.N.B - tight northern bastered :pmsl:

Cheers mate, wanting to get the motor back in after billing for when the photographer comes from classic Ford to do a feature for their grafters section in the magazine :D

29-05-14, 03:35 PM
first car and already going to have mag feature :tup:

08-06-14, 07:11 PM
Got the engine and box back in on Friday and just done some touch ups on the manifolds. Hopefully it'll all BD back on with the doors, bonnet and wings thrown on for when the photographer coming Wednesday :tup:



08-06-14, 07:57 PM
have to let us know how you get on with the feature :tup:

08-06-14, 08:00 PM
brilliant work keep it up

13-06-14, 02:18 PM
Cheers guys, he's due any time! Over the past week IV got the rest of the engine bits thrown on along with the doors. With having finished off the sanding done, I got some primer rolled on!





13-06-14, 05:50 PM
That went well! Never realized how much work went into the photography for a magazine, 2 hours none stop. It's going to be in the next issue they're working on so it should be a month or soon. Here's a behind the scene sneak shot anyway....:tup:



13-06-14, 06:36 PM
Well done. Good to see that your efforts are being recognised, and so they should be. Engine bay looks 'keen' n 'clean'

13-06-14, 07:26 PM
Nice one:tup: What happened to your cadish air filter? I rather liked that.

13-06-14, 08:56 PM
Cheers guys! :tup: I've been trying to decide with it, it still needs a lot of work so it'll probably get finished when the cars done or the weathers shite but for today's photos I threw the small one on to show off the header a bit more

56 austin
17-06-14, 07:22 PM
this is coming on well v8jake, well done on the photo shoot. keep up the good work fella, steve

18-07-14, 01:59 PM
Picked up the latest classic Ford magazine and just seen the advert for next months issue :D


Thats given me the motivation to get some more done on it now the old man's dodge is back together and being wired

18-07-14, 08:24 PM
nice one jake :tup:

14-08-14, 09:45 PM
Hows it going Jake?

14-08-14, 09:47 PM
:yeahthat: iv been wondering not heard anything lately

20-08-14, 05:31 PM
Hi guys, nothing much has happened really, the time I have had to work on the car I have spent helping my dad with the dodge but I'll be back at it soon! Oh, and the magazine is out.... :D they got my name and the last car wrong, im now Jake charnock, not cawthorne and we had a 70's style 100e, not a 103e, oh well it made me chuckle :tup:



20-08-14, 06:13 PM
Go get another 3 copies of that mag, cause believe me, if you only have one, it will get lost/borrowed/ditched.

20-08-14, 06:30 PM
Go get another 3 copies of that mag, cause believe me, if you only have one, it will get lost/borrowed/ditched.

No joke mate. Every flat surface in our house has a copy of this magazine on it at the moment!!!! LOL He
must have about ten copies, (and a big smile on his face)

Well done son

21-08-14, 06:15 AM
Well done Jake!:tup:

21-08-14, 09:12 AM
Well done Jake :tup:

21-08-14, 08:45 PM
10 outa 10 keep up the good work

24-08-14, 08:44 PM
Good to see a mag about Fords getting their Fords wrong. :lol:

08-09-14, 11:15 AM
:tup: Well done!!!! Philip

27-09-14, 11:52 AM
Well, the bodywork is slowing down a bit now, IV been blocking the primer back a bit and bare mettled the wings ready for them to be repaired. Next week im off to pick up a pair of mk2 cortina struts for it and if im not careful, a 1740 xflow... we'll soon see how that pans out! :D






27-09-14, 03:48 PM
Lets not be careful out there...

27-09-14, 04:05 PM
You can make discs fit the standard 105E legs if that's what you are after ? Cortina legs affect the geometry in many ways :(

04-10-14, 08:57 AM
Nice one Jake good to see you young uns getting recognition, looking forward to the updates.


29-10-14, 09:20 PM
To get a bit of motivation to go in the garage between the shit weather, the other weekend I got some tyres thrown onto the front slots, and I must say, they do look rather good!


Only a couple of days after putting Ghent fronts on, I spyed a set of Cooper cobras to match the rears...well, they soon rolled up and are sat waiting to be put on the wheels!


Front suspension take 4... after I bought the mk2 cortina struts I realized how much work it takes to fit them. So, the other night I bought a nice pair of Anglia struts converted to coilovers which will be a lot easier to fit and, as I understand, safer.


01-11-14, 09:44 PM
Give Kapri a shout about converting the legs to disc's and you should be good to go (err stop) well you get the picture.

Nice that you are making progress, keep at it!:tup:

14-11-14, 07:42 PM
With it only having the stock lump in it for now the drums are going to stop until I upgrade the motor at some point. They all new anyway. GOT the struts all re painted and fitted last weekend, cant really see it for the angle of the drive but the rake is spot on!





20-01-15, 08:52 PM
Well at the weekend, we towed the car up the road to the guy who is doing to rest of the body work and paint. While i was there, i got talking to him about the corsairs he has and asked about the engines, turns out he has a 1500 for sale out of one, so 40 and it was in the back of the tow car! so thats the next thing, re build that and get it in the Anglia! :D



20-01-15, 09:26 PM
Result! :tup:

21-01-15, 08:46 PM
1500 pre-xflow.
Oh the memories.
I put one in my first car a 1967 1300 Cortina MK2.
It was balanced, blueprinted etc by Burtons, had a stage 3 head with Lotus valves, twin 40 Webers and a free flow manifold.
The old girl got up to 110 once and once only. to scarred to do it again.
It was the stopping that was the trouble.
It would keep up with most 2.0ltr cars of the day.

Are you going to do a tune up on it or leave it for a bit?

22-01-15, 09:51 AM
I have a gt cam and I'm going to get a gt inlet, already got a 4-branch so probaby just going to keep adding bits but I dont want to put too much into it, just buy stuff when it comes up at a good price :D

22-01-15, 10:07 AM
You'll need a Weber 28/36 DCD carb to go with that manifold.
Keep an eye out for one.
The're "only" 398.00 at Burton. :D

Captain Scarlet
22-01-15, 10:13 AM
Hi Jake,it's coming along well now,I notice you are running drums all round ,for years we have run drums all round on Julie's Thames van but with a remote servo and they are excellent ,we have the wider 1200 Super drums on the front and mk3 Zody on the rear.

BUT,a word of warning,we had a bad experience last year comming back from the NASC Nats in heavy rain along the A14 water had got into the drums ,when I went for the brakes there was nothing but a hard pedal.Its highly unlikely you would find yourself in the same situation,it certainly was a first for us in all the years we have used it,but at least you know.
I don't want to scare you ,it was because we were on a straight road with no stopping for many miles in the very heavy rain without touching the brakes,from now on if I ever find myself in those extreme conditions I will occasionally touch the pedal too keep them warm/dry.:tup: Ian

27-01-15, 08:21 PM
Cheers for that Ian, ill keep and eye out for that, i thought it should be alright with the smaller motor in it :tup:

27-01-15, 08:57 PM
Used to have Classic Capri struts with discs on my old Anglia Jake, i didn't fit them but might be worth looking into if you fancy having discs at some point

27-01-15, 09:30 PM
I tried to get some, they are like rocking horse shit... i had a mk1 cortina set up, didnt fit, got mk2, too much work, then got the set of coil over anglia legs and fitted them with the drums, i might upgrade to disks after a bit and just convert the struts i have but for now everyone i have spoke to has said the drums aren't to bad so i'll give them a go :)

27-01-15, 09:53 PM
got some escort strut bottoms (been cut down on a dutton kit car) with hubs n, discs and as new recon calipers ,should give you the bits to convert youre struts :tup:

01-02-15, 03:10 PM
Sorry for the poor quality...just been for a look at the Anglia and the paint is going on! The flake in the red really pops under bright light too! Cant wait to see it all done and out in the sun, shouldn't be too long now. Best make a start trimming the seats!


01-02-15, 03:56 PM
likeing it cool

01-02-15, 03:59 PM
Looking good! http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/blingbling.gif

01-02-15, 06:04 PM

01-02-15, 10:55 PM

01-02-15, 11:04 PM
good choice of colours, and drums are fine with a remote servo.

02-02-15, 11:36 AM
We should have bought the Classic struts off Capt Scarlet when he had some available, but advice at the time suggested that Mk2 tina were a better bet, Oh well, you live and learn.

Paint is looking good!

08-02-15, 01:23 PM
Went and got a few more photos the other day after it was un masked, tried to get a good picture of the flake because it really pops with the light on it! hopefully this week the wings should be on and so will the L88 scoop! i'll keep you guys posted :tup:







10-02-15, 09:03 PM
looking good

12-02-15, 06:24 PM

19-03-15, 07:26 PM
Anything happening Jake? Threads been quiet for a while.

21-03-15, 09:38 PM
Nothing really, the car is still at the body shop but the bloke is a bit busy so it's got pushed to one side at the moment but i'm starting to push some more now since i'v passed the driving test i wanna get it back and on the road! Hopefully, there will be more updates soon!

Henrys Revenge
01-04-15, 07:02 PM
You sound like a proper sorted young fella

Your doing great with the anglia hope to see it out somtime :tup:

01-04-15, 07:27 PM
You sound like a proper sorted young fella

Your doing great with the anglia hope to see it out somtime :tup:


02-04-15, 07:06 PM
Cheers guys! :D Well it seems the wheels have been set into motion again, work on the wings has been started and looking at mounting the bonnet scoop this week!

17-04-15, 08:57 PM
Not got any pictures yet but the L88 Scoop is fitted to to bonnet and being finished off, while i was there though, i came home with an extra long term project :D
Mk1 Chopper!
Might have it as an extra feature to the car, not sure if to restore it or mod it to match the Anglia...


18-04-15, 01:35 PM
Restore it and get a roof rack . ....

11-06-15, 07:13 PM
It's starting to look like a car again! :D


11-06-15, 09:36 PM
Just needs some paint and your away :D

12-06-15, 09:53 AM

02-12-15, 08:37 PM
Finally! It's only taken a year but it's in colour! the doors and bonnet are yet to be finished but picking the car up in just over a week so that i can get cracking, the pics aint great and dont show up the flake in any of the red but oh well, you get the idea :D



02-12-15, 08:54 PM
Shiny and smooth. Great times. Enjoy. Something about a new (n Smelly) paint job that hits a spot nothing else can.

02-12-15, 09:40 PM
Spot on mate.

02-12-15, 09:50 PM
Looking good Jake :tup:

malamute john
03-12-15, 12:44 PM
This build is, to me, incredible. Not only is it looking really nice, but to be done by such a young fella with such limited monetary resources is outstanding. Obviously Mr Jake has some natural talent and parental help/encouragement, but his vision and tenacity are to be admired. Plus, just consistently amazed at the stuff y'all fix - parts that would be immediately scrapped over here due to rust are quickly, cheerily and efficiently repaired. I guess necessity being the Mother etc, but still, props for all the good work.
Looking forward to the continuing saga as well as hearing about the car hitting the streets. The pride and satisfaction of accomplishment [already] is palpable - good on ya Jake!

[oh, and Id vote to make the bike match the car...but the roof rack might be a good idea so you could show them together; shouldnt cover too much of that neat red flake roof!]

03-12-15, 02:56 PM
As above.


03-12-15, 03:56 PM
Lookin' good Jake.
What you doing for the inside?

03-12-15, 05:12 PM
Excellent work, you must be a bit more fired up now it's shiny side up, well done!

03-12-15, 06:12 PM
A double :tup: from me.... :)

03-12-15, 06:15 PM

03-12-15, 09:47 PM
Cheers guys :D yep really fired up now, just need to start buying stuff for this rather than on the dart or other shit. Just having red vinyl tuck 'n' roll, almost standard but with old style bucket seats, all done in house by my mother who really isnt looking forward to it haha

10-12-15, 05:39 PM
Got it up to the unit now! i now have a problem, the body work is better than the rest of the car so i need to re do a few things but i'll get to that. Got a deal on a set of old slapper bars too that i'll paint to match the axle. Unfortunately nothing will be done for a while due to recovering from an op but im itching to get back on it!




25-12-15, 07:56 PM
Merry Christmas Folks!
Had an hour or so on the car yesterday, got the tail lights back on and aerials offered up, nice to see stuff finaly going back on :D




30-12-15, 05:39 PM
Done a few repairs to the dash inserts and got them all painted up, in metal flake of course to match the dash, starting to look something like again now, really got the motivation!





30-12-15, 07:14 PM
Your doing a brilliant job, this takes me back to the 70's all over again. Will have to make a beeline to one of the shows you end up going to just to see it in the flesh.:tup:

01-01-16, 02:58 PM
:tup: Love it!!!! Philip

13-03-16, 03:29 PM
Brought the car home the other week due to lack of space in the unit to work on both of the cars, its the first time iv seen it out in the light since it was painted and the flake really does pop! Friday night i got the bonnet back and offered it up and i am so glad i decided to go with the L88 scoop, looks spot on!




Captain Scarlet
13-03-16, 06:35 PM
Looks great Jake,well done :tup:

13-03-16, 07:00 PM
Agree on the bonnet, looks just right.

05-04-16, 05:53 PM
well cool:tup:

26-08-16, 01:30 PM
You finished this yet Jake?

02-09-16, 09:36 PM
Almost there, it moved under its own power anyway. Struggling to get motivated to do the last bits knowing i wont get insured on it and i've been loosing interest in the car and static shows a little. It just gets a bit boring sitting in a field looking at the same cars you look at at every show. I've been getting more into the racing and wanting to make the Dart quicker. When i turn 19 i think i might be able to get insured on the Anglia but i think i can also get insured on the dart which means the Anglia will probably just sit so i really need to weigh up my options and consider what to do once i finally finish it, keep it and use it occasionally or sell and invest it in the Dart, time will tell i guess.



03-09-16, 06:26 PM
From what you've said above looks like sell it and invest in the Dart.
You have a great retro ride there I'm sure someone will snap it up.
I'm sure you've learnt a lot along the way.

03-09-16, 07:23 PM
Someone must be able to insure you. Not under classic's but modified, have you tried footman james or adrian flux. Remember not a classic just an anglia with mods. If it was me I would want to drive it a bit before letting go.

If all else fails how about dumping that 4 banger engine and fit a v6 or v8 and go racing in that. Dirt cheap to get hold of, will fit with fettling and can get some reasonable power should get you in the 14's maybe 13's with a little tweaking, turbo or nitros and you will be in the high 12's. Might break a few halfshafts on the way. I did with successive larger v8 engines in a Mk2 Zodiac with the standard rear axle, ended up with a 351 Cleveland in it and we got 13's bear in mind it was a bog standard 351 and auto box along with bog standard rear axle but masses of fun, and we got to drive the thing!!!

Don't give up on it just yet I think you will live to regret doing so after all the work you have done. Your choice obviously just stop and have a think.

03-09-16, 07:26 PM
Further to above, I was thinking essex v6 or rover v8 but thinking about it a little more why not a BMW v8, you can get a running car for less than some people are asking for a rover v8. You would get all the bits you needed plus the wiring and way more power than an old rover lump. Just thoughts.

03-09-16, 08:24 PM
I have made an inquiry on the other side on the insurance forums. Not very hopeful as everyone i have spoken to up to now have said anything between 19-25. i have thought about the option of just putting a bigger engine in but i think i would just end up in the same kind of place im in now with it sat not finished with no interest in finishing it. i have learnt a lot while building it but i think soon as it is on the road i'll be ready for let someone else enjoy it and invest it into the dodge.

17-09-16, 05:18 PM
Well today me and my old man did the last couple of things to make it test ready and as a bonus found somewhere that will insure me on it so i can use it a little before it goes. :tup:

17-09-16, 05:40 PM
Excellent news, glad you persevered with trying to find an insurance company, if you do end up selling later then not an issue as you will have had some fun out of it, you would have regretted building and selling without driving it, even if it drives like a turd it is your turd, have fun!:tup:

27-09-16, 06:46 PM
Yesterday was the big day! The anglia is finally on the road, it's still not finished, got a couple of repairs to the body work and the interior is still to do. It;s such a laugh on the road with no power, tiny drum brakes and a bit of play in the steering but thats all parts of the fun!


27-09-16, 07:01 PM
All can be rectified if you want to but I would assume you are smiling from ear to ear at the moment so just drive it and enjoy for a while till you decide to do anything more.

Above all have FUN you deserve it big:tup:

27-09-16, 08:15 PM
Well done fella.
At least you've driven it now.
Enjoy, have fun and be safe :tup:

28-09-16, 06:18 PM

29-09-16, 08:20 PM
Well, the lad did it. Well done son.

I'm now trying to convince him to keep the Anglia for at least next year to enjoy the fruits of his labour, he has'nt stopped driving it since we got it tested on Monday.

We'll have to look at other ways of funding the bigger motor for the Dodge, but I get the feeling I'll be looking for a cheaper daily!!!!

29-09-16, 08:31 PM
Plenty of cheap dailies to choose from, not many good fun anglia's around:tup:

29-09-16, 08:39 PM
I know but..........

FOR SALE:tdown:

19-02-17, 07:57 PM
Had the Anglia on the road a few months now and still keeps putting a smile on my face every time i drive it! With the bad news of not being able to get insured on the Dodge I think I'll try and keep hold of it for a bit! I guess I best get the door cards fitted and find somewhere that I can get some vinyl paint mixed to match so I don't have to get the back seat re-trimmed. Here are a few photos my cousin did yesterday for my while I was out and about








20-02-17, 04:09 PM
Nice....reminds me of me youff....:tup:

20-02-17, 07:09 PM
Really pleased you kept it and have been having fun, that's what it's all about!!!! Get to a few shows in the better weather and it will be even more fun seeing people of all ages looking at it and alot will be thinking about the one they had back in the day with great fondness.

All you need now is a couple of thrush side pipes and it would almost be like the one a friend of mine had back in the late 70's:tup: no bonnet bulge though.

20-02-17, 07:42 PM
Love it.