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  1. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    As Acquired 02.jpg As Acquired 03.jpg As Acquired 04.jpg As Acquired 05.jpg As Acquired 06.jpg As Acquired 07.jpg As Acquired 08.jpg As Acquired 09.jpg As Acquired 10.jpg I found this 1949 Anglia in a garage attic about twenty miles from my home. I have done a 1948 Anglia as a father/son project with my son (I bought it for him when he was 13) and I think it will be a natural progression to now do a grandfather / grandchild project with this one. The body really is in good condition except for the raggedy lower edges and modifications inside that look like they were done with an axe. All correctable. This is to be a long term project since I have other ongoing car builds. But I have begun to search for needed parts.

    My plan is to build a hot rod with an inline Ford six / C4 / 9 incher, similar to other builds I have done.
     
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  2. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Uncovering more parts, loading up, and heading to a new home:




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  3. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    rear chev 01.jpg rear chev 02.jpg rear chev 03.jpg rear chev 04.jpg The rear axle is a GM product, 4.11 ratio, non-positraction, three-inch axle housing - I think it is a '55 - '64. Can anybody enlighten me as to what specifically came out of? There was a two inch metal tag bolted over the pig casting number, but I was unable to recover any markings from it. Somebody added a ten-leaf buggy spring off the rear and crude leading / trailing link mounting points.

    I will be using a narrowed 9-inch, so this one will find a new home.
     
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  4. Mr48chev
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    Cool find, If it were me I'd go with a hot little four banger or Ford V6 to maintain some of the leg room in the car. I've been around a couple Those with V8's and when you push the firewall back enough for engine clearance you end up sitting in the back seat which is ok for a race car but a bit of a pain in the butt for regular driving.
     
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  5. derbydad276
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    i wish I could find a project like this for me and my daughter
     
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  6. Some guys have all the luck.

    Great Find, Keep us posted as you build it.
     
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  7. Don's Hot Rods
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    Very cool project, love those Anglias. If your rear end has 9 bolts around the center section it is a 55-64 Chevy, and from those numbers I believe it is a 1956. Is there a fill plug on the back of the housing, if so it could be a 57.

    Don
     
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  8. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    derb, You're gonna be sick - I found it in Canton MI.
     
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  9. ME.GASSER
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    Wow what a great little attic find. I've always loved the Anglia's. Good luck on the build.
     
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  10. SaltCoupe
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    Great find! Very nice score, enjoy the build with your Grandson.
     
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  11. mikeallcars
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    Sweet !:D
     
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  12. Great find..It's better to be lucky than good...LOL..

    Rick
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  13. Halfdozen
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    Leaf spring pads make it 55- 57, 58's had coils. I think Don's right about the plug making it a 57. If it's a 4.11 ring and pinion, that's a rare carrier.
     
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  14. edwardlloyd
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    That would be great with a V8 60 in it.
    Ed
     
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    Pass the popcorn. RLS
     
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  16. Cooder2
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    Score!
     
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  17. That's awesome!!! Just don't chop it...I hate the look of chopped Anglias.
     
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  18. FlynBrian
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    Nice find! Miss my anglia.
     
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  19. Don's Hot Rods
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    Me too, look too squashed IMO.

    Don
     
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  20. fitzee
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    me three.. I love chopped cars but these look the best unchopped.. very nice project
     
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  21. firingorder1
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    Great find! I've always had a spot for Anglias. Especially 60s gasser style. Pleas don't chop it. They look crap chopped. I took this shot at Pomona in 1964. Don't know any details but I love it.

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  22. You said you were going to use an inline six, I'm guessing the little 200" Mustang/Falcon six? Great little engine, runs like stink, fits where a lot of other engines won't.
    I considered one in an O/T bugeye Sprite once.
     
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  23. Two comments...

    One, was that Heritage Drive you bought it on?
    Two- if no one else has spoken for it, I'd be interested in the rear end.

    AWESOME find. At first thought, I was going to ask if you got it in Belleville, because it looks suspiciously like my ex girlfriends dad's car. If you tell me it was on Heritage drive, I'll slam my nuts in the toilet seat, as we lived off that street for seven years until last summer.

    JK
     
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  24. southern thunder
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    great find !!!
     
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  25. Mr. Jean
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    What a great find.:cool: I've always loved Anglia's from back in the 60's as gasser's. I'm another vote, for not chopping it.:D
     
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  26. Rodders
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    what a find. Have always wanted a anglia
     
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  27. More inspiration for you. The Rydell, Hope, and Lang Anglia that was inline six powered.

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    And it's later incarnation as "Mister Crude"

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  28. Midget25
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    The sheet metal looks to be in great condition over all. Good find. Have fun with it.
     
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  29. FunnyCar65
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    glad your Anglia find worked out for you,mine turned out be a scam working with the bank to get my money returned.
     
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  30. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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    Anglia0502.jpg Anglia0501.jpg You guys are right - it will remain unchopped. I don't like '33 Willys with a chop either. Some cars are better left as designed, height wise.

    Don, Yes there is a fill plug on the backside of this carrier. It has a square nut and a sealing flange about 1.5 inches in diameter. The center section looks to be OEM as the ten fastening nuts still have the copper seals on them. I remember doing a posi 4.11 for one of these units and I had to grind away an internal rib to get the posi case to clear it.

    Riley. PM me. Yes the rear end is available. I would rather not divulge any info on the previous owner as he is not in good health.

    Mike Britton, I am thinking a 240 / 300 big six, like my son has in his Anglia. He stores it at my place so it will be an extremely useful visual aid in resurrecting this one.



    'Cept his is a two-holer - this one is a three-holer.
     
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