Other Interesting Cars We've Owned...

1959 Ford Anglia 100e- 1968

Dave started his first '59 Anglia project back in late '66. These pictures were taken in 1968, a few months after he met Susan. This was our only transportation at the time.

Everything that was in the way of a small block Chevy was cut out with a saws-all. The motor was set back for better weight distribution and the stock seats were moved back. The engine and drive train came from a '57 Corvette. The front axle was from a Ford van.

Check out the short video clip on our Anglia Video page. It is the last one on the page.

Dave with his Anglia

Dave with his Anglia

Newly painted Anglia

Newly painted Anglia

Powered by a small block Chevy

Powered by a small block Chevy

1967 British Ford Cortina - 1967-70

Dave's daily driver in 1967-70 was a British Ford Cortina. It was a great car and spent a log of evenings out on the back roads.  We did some autocrosses with it and did quite well.

We loved this little car!

We loved this little car!

1959 TR3 - 1968

For a short time in 1968 we had a 1959 TR3. We spent many evenings on the country roads with it during the summer.

The side curtians helped on those cold days.

The side curtians helped on those cold days.

1968 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro - 1972

In 1972, while living in Michigan, we purchased a 1968 Z28 Camaro. We kept it several years, but the salt used for snow removal did its damage.

Thinking it was too rusty, we sold it. Compared to cars being restored now, it was not bad.

British racing green with white stripes

British racing green with white stripes

Sure wish I still had this one!

Sure wish I still had this one!

1967 Ford Anglia 105 - 1975

Around 1973 we did our 2nd Anglia project. It was a 1967 Ford Anglia. We put in a 1970, 454 Corvette engine. Dave started with a Muncie 4-speed and the last version had a turbo 400 transmission.

The chassis contained a shortened Chevy rear-end with Oldsmobile axles and leaf springs. The front was made up of a Corvair cross-member and A-arm assembly with a rack and pinion steering bolted on.

We also welded in a 6-pt roll cage. The engine was set back behind the front axle line and everything that got in the way was cut out and re-fabricated.

We moved the front bucket seats towards the rear and used a hydraulic clutch pedal set-up. On the automatic we used a floor shifter from a '68 Camaro.

The car weighed around 2,450 lbs. On a good day the car would pull the front wheels off the ground going into 2nd gear (N50 x 15 rear Mickey Thompson tires).

It was a fun ride and also Dave's only street car for a while.

The 454 and fabricated flares

The 454 and fabricated flares

Burn out time

Burn out time

1967 Ford Anglia 105 - 1973-74

Here's the stock 1967 Ford Anglia that Susan drove to work for a couple of years around 1973-74.

All stock, daily driver

All stock, daily driver

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