As the title says i have had my anglia 105e for 21 years. I decided to build and Anglia as escorts were 10 a penny and i got some inspiration in an article in Fast Car magazine (when it did real car stories) and also John Tebenhams cossie powered road car. The plan was to put in a 1600 xflow with escort suspension. I did this as kevin at milton offered his solution but a price out of my pocket and Ebay didn't exist to get parts so easily then. Unfortunately for me i was young and not so clever and Kevin knew better i should have got them cortina struts.
I have struggled for years getting the escort suspension right the spec has spiralled usually to try and get round issues i have come across and i finally lost interest other projects have come gone house kids blah blah and i still have a Mk1 escort which has sapped up my time.
So what have we got apart from a dusty car. Mk2 escort struts converted to 2 1/4 coilover compression struts rose jointed top mounts. Wilwood 4 pots alloy Hi Spec alloy hubs.milton strut brace milton pedal box milton rear disk conversion (when they were weld on !!!) milton A frame and milton turret kit (weld in aswell!!!) so Milton buffs will know how far back some of these bits date from.
The Jewel in the crown is a Nick Stagg machined Lotus twin cam mated to a 2000e box with milton quick shift.
There are many things i have done on this car which could have been done better which is what i intend to do as i have become wiser and also nicked loads of inspiration from you turbsporters.
so why until now to drag it kickin out of it's coating of dust and escort panels well luckily i have been working a lot of over time which has enable me to syphon some family funds away to me.
Heres a quick taster
so what now then ? well the main stumbling block was getting the bodywork solid of i course i was always going to do this (not) so after a viewing some threads on here 400 miles round trip it ended up here.
10 points for guessing where ? Auldy you can't guess for obvious reasons
That's right South West Restos after seeing the work James has done and recently the 105e he has just completed it has gone on for rear cross member wing repairs and really and other bit of welding and body repair that it needs no paint yet as the rest of my funds will be aimed at getting the escort front end rebuild finished (more to follow on that).
All that is left for me for a few weeks is to watch this whilst the magic is worked and over to James whilst have a well earned break from working overtime