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    Proof Photo Posted 1965 Ford Anglia

    Last edited by Quiky; July 4th, 2012, 11:21 PM. Reason: Verified

    #2
    Not bad, looks tidy for it's age.

    Not a bad trip either, know a guy who bought a Rover 2000 who had it break down on the test drive. Expect plenty of problem during the run-in phase though, cars don't respond well to not being used much.


    Also, you realise that 65mph is 10mph off top speed? That'd be like me cruising at 85mph in the Yaris... Wait, never mind.
    Last edited by captain_70s; July 1st, 2012, 11:58 PM.

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      #3
      Looks good in the pictures, can't tell what the paint is like. Good to see you're bonding with the mechanicals already too.

      Will be following this closely.


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        #4
        Can it fly?
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          #5
          Christ, you're complaining about the paint? It looks better than my 8 year old BMW from 50 feet

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            #6
            Originally posted by Andeh View Post
            I'm sorry, is there another car in this shot other than the Interceptor?
            Originally posted by tigger
            The Lord spoke, "Let there be angry V8s, whistling turbos and big ass cams." And it was good.

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              #7
              SO MUCH WIN!

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                #8
                Thanks guys!

                Honestly, these pictures make the paint look fantastic, when you see it, it is really poor. The back end is flat, both the doors have bad rattle can patches in a different shade, and the front wings look like they have areas which have been brush painted!

                P.s. It doesn't fly, however I'll be working on the invisibility booster first.

                @British/Columbian: Yes, an Austin A55 :p
                Last edited by Andeh; July 2nd, 2012, 11:17 AM.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Andeh View Post
                  Thanks guys!

                  Honestly, these pictures make the paint look fantastic, when you see it, it is really poor. The back end is flat, both the doors have bad rattle can patches in a different shade, and the front wings look like they have areas which have been brush painted!

                  P.s. It doesn't fly, however I'll be working on the invisibility booster first.

                  @British/Columbian: Yes, an Austin A55 :p
                  You're a good sport. I just couldn't pass up ogling the Jensen!
                  Nice Anglia. Looking forward to updates on this project. Especially if it learns to fly.
                  Originally posted by tigger
                  The Lord spoke, "Let there be angry V8s, whistling turbos and big ass cams." And it was good.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by JipJopJones View Post
                    Can it fly?
                    Took 3 replies before someone made the obvious joke

                    Nice find.

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                      #11
                      Today's work:

                      Replaced the retrofitted electric pump for the washer jets, now working
                      Removed and lubricated the starter and solenoid set up, all working lovely
                      Fixed the interior light so it now works
                      Fixed the indicator lights on the dash, so they now match the actual indicators
                      Began to restore the paint on the boot, becoming less flat now
                      Made a scary long shopping list
                      Ordered some new hoses, a radiator cap and a few other little things that really need doing ASAP

                      Not a bad day, fairly productive I'd say, I even took a proof pic:

                      To do: Flying mechanism needs repairing & Here's a bonus engine pic, since I forgot to add one. The bay is the best part of the car, nice and original metal.

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                        #12
                        Despite your claim that the paint isn't great. The car looks to be in fantastic shape for it's age! I really dig it!
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                          #13
                          Sweeeeet

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                            #14
                            That engine looks great, but from the picture I reckon I could fit it in my lunch box. One day maybe I'll find out what it's like to work on a small engine with light parts.

                            When you say you replaced the washer pump, did you fit a new electric pump or did you go back to the original pump (whatever that may be)? I had to replace the pump once or twice on the Series 3, those little pumps are pretty crappy at the best of times.


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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Matt2000 View Post
                              That engine looks great, but from the picture I reckon I could fit it in my lunch box. One day maybe I'll find out what it's like to work on a small engine with light parts.

                              When you say you replaced the washer pump, did you fit a new electric pump or did you go back to the original pump (whatever that may be)? I had to replace the pump once or twice on the Series 3, those little pumps are pretty crappy at the best of times.
                              Refitted the electric pump, it was just a cheap Halfords thing I picked up for a fiver, eventually I want to relocate it though, as its current position isn't great, spoils the bay in my opinion. The original set up is a hand pump with a plunger on the dash, meaning to get any decent pressure you have to pump it like crazy while driving, certainly worse than even a weak electric one! I have found a guide to convert the original plunger on the dash into a switch for an electric one, so hopefully with that done, and the motor moved, it should be near invisible.

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                                #16
                                The most interesting washer setup I've seen was on a Beetle: The washer is operated by air pressure and activated by a footswitch next to the clutch pedal. Where do they get the compressed air, one may rightly ask. From the spare tire, of course! You hook the washer pressure line up to the spare's valve and slowly depressurize your spare when washing windows.
                                Battered and weary after the craziness of the 1960s, the self-righteousness of the 1970s and the greed of the 1980s, I want to go home again, oh, so desperately - home to that land of drive-in restaurants and Chevy Bel-Airs, making out and rock 'n' roll and drag races and Studebakers, Elvis and James Dean and black leather jackets. Not that I ever owned a black leather jacket.
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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Andeh View Post
                                  The original set up is a hand pump with a plunger on the dash, meaning to get any decent pressure you have to pump it like crazy while driving, certainly worse than even a weak electric one!
                                  Originally posted by Dr_Grip View Post
                                  The most interesting washer setup I've seen was on a Beetle: The washer is operated by air pressure and activated by a footswitch next to the clutch pedal. Where do they get the compressed air, one may rightly ask. From the spare tire, of course! You hook the washer pressure line up to the spare's valve and slowly depressurize your spare when washing windows.
                                  They did have some crazy ways of doing things back in the '60s. They worked at the time though I suppose, although what VW expected you to do when you needed the spare and found it was flat is anyone's guess.


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                                    #18
                                    You took out the hand pump and pumped it up of course...
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                                      #19
                                      So far today:
                                      Adjusted the driver's side door so it shuts correctly.
                                      Fitted an overtaking mirror, clip on variety. Daren't drill the wings, too solid for that.

                                      Got the chrome up to a reasonable standard, although the rear bumper is awfully pitted. I know this can't be fixed now, but any tips to remove the rust spots from within the pits? Autosol isn't doing much.
                                      Cleaned the glass - you can see out!
                                      Fitted the new radiator cap.

                                      Got up on the ramps and inspected the underside and did all the grease nipples. Discovered it is brilliantly sound under there, although a little neglected. You can see there are bolts missing from the backplate. Needs some new bushes as well. Also found out the oil leaks were from the sump and gearbox plugs, should be easy enough...

                                      Back end has responded fairly well to some paint restoration.


                                      Break over, back to work!

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                                        #20
                                        Maybe we should make a "Slow cars of Finalgear" club

                                        Oh and congrats to the purchase, even though it's a tiny bit small for my taste and body lenght

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