Just registered for this site so thought I'd better say hello.
A couple of months ago I picked up a 1968 Ford Anglia that was just too good to pass over.
It has had 2 previous owners, the first one was from new and put 44k miles on the clock, the second rescued it from deepest darkest East Anglia and started to tidy up and modify it.
So, I took over ownership after it has had the bulkhead pushed back, large tunnel, 5 link rear, coilovers all round, Escort World Cup front end with adjustable TCAs and Top Mounts, welded in half cage and from what i can see all of the panels are unwelded apart from these mods. It has had a bare metal respray in the original Ermin White and Anchor Blue colour scheme.
So, an excellent shell with lots of trick bit for me to complete (hopefully).
Since buying I have sourced a 1.7 Zetec SE to fit in the front which I am planning on keeping internally standard but adding bike throttle bodies, tubular exhaust and ecu. I am currently sorting out the brakes (Caprisport GTR260 and rear discs are currently favourite, XR4x4 based) and a bell housing, I have also got a pair of Corbeau classic clubman seats with head rests and a ETB Digidash (controversial !) to fit inside. Main jobs at the moment are to clean, build and trial fit the engine, get the crank spigot and hubs machines and then hopefully when we get a week of nice weather, clean up the underside, front and rear axles and paint (for some reason not done as part of the respray?). After that the car can start to be put back together.
So, I have a couple of things to sort out which any input/ideas/suppliers would be gratefully received, these are -
1) Need to source a slimline water manifold for the back of the head (similar to Markus' Racing Escort and which others have used, aussie mk2 van, mk1 supercharged etc.)
2) Any thought on the KBS rust prevention paint system (cleaner and metal prep), interested in this as it comes in off white to match the rest of the car
3) Any thoughts on the Caprisport GTR 260 + rear disc combo (6x14 wheel look the most likely)
4) Anyone know what gearbox mount I need, holes are approx 35mm and 190mm apart - see underside pic below
Finally here are a couple of pictures of the current state of play, if you need to see more I have a build blog going at www.Anglia1968.weebly.com
Basking in the sun in her new home
Escort WC setup
Underneath - need a a quick tidy up and paint
Puma 1.7 Zetec SE with bike TBs roughly placed