1 (edited by FreeRange 2009-12-05 10:20 PM)

Topic: 1959 Anglia build

I've been looking for a new project ever since I moved away from the big city.  I've toyed with a number of ideas, but old and obscure has always been my main objective. 

Today I picked up not one... but TWO Anglias from the late 50's / early 60's.  The guy I bought them from has had them in his field for 16 years (they came with the house originally) and supposedly they ran 16 years ago.  One decent on the outside, and NO floor pan on the inside.  The other is slightly more ragged on the outside, but the floor is in pretty decent shape for sitting outside.  I even got the (uber rare) blue Oregon license plates... last sticker on the plates?  1976.

Not really sure what my plan is, but a Miata drive train swap is an option.. or just get the damn thing running and throw it on the track.  We have a somewhat competitive MR2, but I've been looking for something more in the spirit of crap-can racing.  This should work.

This one looks better on the inside than the out
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/4161557217_38c6288747_m.jpg 

This one is a PILE on the inside...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2678/4161557437_c310ea7015_m.jpg

Amazingly.. both fit on my 20' flatbed... sorta
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4162316876_a547a917c0_m.jpg

What fender?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/4162315006_00ba789188_m.jpg

Not sure what race I will have this done for... maybe Arse-freeze 2010?  IOE here I come!

BTW.. I paid $600 for both.. which I guess is a steal for these cars.

Re: 1959 Anglia build

Bad-ass!! Hell, race BOTH of them! :-)

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Re: 1959 Anglia build

I like the way you think!

Re: 1959 Anglia build

awesome!

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Re: 1959 Anglia build

See, the reason I avoid buying 2 of the same car is my mind is immediately filled with pervese ways to cut them up and weld them back together.

Something like this comes to mind

http://www.mithrilracing.co.uk/events/gallery/pushmepullyoucar.jpg

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Re: 1959 Anglia build

JThw8 wrote:

See, the reason I avoid buying 2 of the same car is my mind is immediately filled with pervese ways to cut them up and weld them back together.

Something like this comes to mind

http://www.mithrilracing.co.uk/events/g … youcar.jpg

That had not crossed my mind.. but now it has smile  tempting

Re: 1959 Anglia build

FreeRange wrote:
JThw8 wrote:

See, the reason I avoid buying 2 of the same car is my mind is immediately filled with pervese ways to cut them up and weld them back together.

Something like this comes to mind

http://www.mithrilracing.co.uk/events/g … youcar.jpg

That had not crossed my mind.. but now it has smile  tempting

Better yet, campaign 2 cars, one with 2 fronts and one with 2 rears smile

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Re: 1959 Anglia build

Good work!

Er, get to work.

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They fit!  now i just need to find a way to heat my garage enough to prevent frost bite

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/4167716088_9c79cfe042_b.jpg

Re: 1959 Anglia build

wow... I want your garage.

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Re: 1959 Anglia build

Our Prefect has, shall we say, limited floorboards, too. Fortunately some kind soul at some point welded some new thick sheet metal in both sides of the driveshaft tunnel. cool

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Re: 1959 Anglia build

ronman wrote:

Our Prefect has, shall we say, limited floorboards, too. Fortunately some kind soul at some point welded some new thick sheet metal in both sides of the driveshaft tunnel. cool

Please send me some photos of your Prefect project, so I can use them in next week's 2010 LeMons preview post.

Re: 1959 Anglia build

its so good and interesting I like it so much.

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I'm astounded. Astounded that we didn't see Humping Anglias on that trailer.

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