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Scored an Anglia - Now What?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by daddy_o's_diner, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Scored a cool old Anglia and am starting the mental build on it now. Trying to wrap my head around what to do with it. I love the old gassers and am stoked about having another street/strip type car. I miss the old 1320. :D

    I hope to get started on it this winter, but may get pushed back a little as I'm in the middle of moving.





    Any suggestions, pics of favorites, or thoughts on the build?
  2. gasser john
    Joined: Mar 5, 2011
    Posts: 170

    gasser john

    looks good already,maybe a cage for the track and it should stiffen up the back half thats been done.have fun
  3. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,788

    rusty rocket

    KOOL!!! If I built one it would have to be Satin black,low and fast. a set of americans, halibrands or ET,s would look way cool. that would get rid of the 80s vibe.
  4. rod rialto
    Joined: Apr 10, 2011
    Posts: 59

    rod rialto
    from rialto, ca

    Maybe a metal dash?

  5. 69f100
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 734

    from So-Cal

    change the air cleaner first off (they catch on fires so ive heard) and then fix the interior. the leather on the doors and seats looks good, but not carpet on the firewall. and the dash and colum are. . yeah. but i honestly love the color, and engine in it. so do what you like!
  6. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,332


    get rid of the 80's yellow

    hallibrands , et slots or crager s/s wheels

    tunnel ram on the small block

    fenderwell headers

    straight axel under the front

  7. Ding, ding, ding... WE GOT A WINNER. This is the direction I see it going.

    A little history: I bought the car from the original builder. He bought it in 1971 for $150.00. He completed the car in 1976 and hasn't touched the body/chassis since. The wheels were obviously changed and he has had a few different engines in it. The paint is the original laquer job and is showing it's age. the color will definately change.
  8. jan bogert
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 655

    jan bogert

    forget the everybodys same old anglia, no straight axle, simple street rod with a mix of original body and stance. something no one else has. thats were its at!!!!!!!!!!
  9. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I understand you wanting to make it all your own, but IMO it ain't all that bad now. I'd be tempted to drive and bracket race it a little first to get a feel for what needs changed.

    I like it. :)

  10. Hell I would just DRIVE the thing for a while, let the car tell you what it needs/wants.
    The only thing that I really don't care for is the carpet on the firewall, and the wooden dash, but it sure wouldn't stop me from getting out and "rotating the back tires" if ya know what I mean ;)
  11. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
    Posts: 2,023


    straight axle, tunnelram and a really good engine cleaning and go racing. the clock or redlite to redlite. i dont like yellow but it really dont look bad on that car.almost forgot cragars are a must!!!
  12. grey46
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 166


    Very nice ,Ive had a couple and just too much fun , Here's the last one basic 350 /350/8 inch. Must II fornt end . Was a great all around driver /hot rod. Have fun with yours..

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  13. 94hoghead
    Joined: Jun 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,290


    Definitely swap out that breather. Had one on an old Cougar I drove in High School and it caught fire and burned the paint off of my hood and burned up some wiring. Other than that I like it the way it is.
  14. Funny you should mention the Cragars, I have a picture of the car from the mid-eighties wearing Cragars and square headlights. It looked pretty swanky! ;)
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  15. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Dave, the fist thing I would do if I were you is put an addition on the garage. With your aquisition habit you'll have at least a half dozen others before you get to work on it and no room to perform any updates:cool::D
    Seriously, you've already gotten some good ideas thrown at you, just pick how you want the car to end up. If pure drag racing is your goal I couldn't rest until there was a Hilborn injection on that small block (or at least a small block worthy of a Hilborn):). If your going to primarily drive it on the street just do some details that suit you and start racking up the miles.

  16. 68ragtop
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
    Posts: 55

    from Texas

    Don't do too much looks good as is. Yes I really like them also. we used to have a orange one running around in my home town with a bad 327 and 4 spd.
  17. choptup 49
    Joined: Aug 8, 2011
    Posts: 70

    choptup 49
    from so-cal

    Nice, it makes me miss mine!
  18. brandon
    Joined: Jul 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,358


    Looks like a non blown version of chucks (pro enfo);)....change the wheels and roll on
  19. c322348
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 343


    Looks great as-is! Put a rollbar in it and go racing. I'd worry about making the motor better before I'd change the interior, but that's just me. You can buy another set of wheels for the street and put your slicks on the back wheels that came with it.
  20. wheeler.t
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 282


    As soon as it back fires it'll catch fire guranteed
  21. altered59lark
    Joined: Sep 20, 2010
    Posts: 164

    from cincinnati

    Do whatever would makes you happy! Best advice I got with my car
  22. Air cleaner is already gone.

    Tunnel ram and twin Carters on the bench . If I sell some shit that'll get replaced with a 6-71.

    The roll cage is a go, but the interior is staying other that new carpet
    and covering the wood dash.

    Here is a pic dated 1985 - It was "like totally rad, man". :rolleyes:

  23. 1971BB427
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 8,022

    from Oregon

    That's a great looking Anglia, and I like where you're planning to take it! Wish my paint looked anywhere near as good. I gotta get going on my new paint!
  24. Good score, enjoy!
  25. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,788

    rusty rocket

    I dont want to be nosey. but what did you have to give for your anglia. (just a good round number) Ive always liked anglias but dont know what there worth.
  26. A little update:



    A little altitude adjustment and a new set of old wheels.

    Pulled a rebuilt 350 4-bolt short block from under the bench today. Have a fresh set of 2.02 camel humps, a tunnel ram and a solid roller cam. Debating whether to go with an old school motor or build a blower motor.

    I've done the math and like the numbers the car would run with 500 hp. That's easy with a pump gas blower motor, not so easy with an older style normally aspirated SBC. Would need some cubic inches (383 or 400), lot of compression, a wicked cam and a good set of heads. The old school intake also doesn't play well when it comes to optimizing the power potential on the engine.

    Still thinkin' on the engine combination...

    Last edited: Dec 13, 2011
  27. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Bitch'n. I would wash it, check all the mechanicals, and wear it out.
  28. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,332


    love the wheels!!!

    500 hp in a anglia would be ....PURE HELL
  29. fuel pump
    Joined: Nov 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,620

    fuel pump
    Member Emeritus
    from Caro,MI

    I vote a blower or a Hilborn injection system.

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