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  1. Does anyone have an Anglia throttle pedal that has been modified to take a cable that fits the original pedal box ?
  2. Well the clutch and bush is good now and I don't have rust issues so should be thankful for that, I have got a Weber LP1000 top mount throttle kit to fit but need to modify the pedal to take a cable which is going to be the part that holds me up, unfortunately the original throttle bar hasn't worked out connecting to the carbs. the 1200 engine had to come out anyway, it was leaking oil out of everywhere so needed an overhaul , was easier to build another engine ready to fit which allowed me to still use the car.
  3. Time is a great healer but cars don't like sitting around for long periods of time, you end up doing added work to it later, I thought I would get some use out of it this year but spending more time working on it instead of driving it, done 14 miles total with 5 miles on a recovery truck I understand this is part of owning a classic car but have other priorities at the moment and could really do with things going right first time
  4. I bought one of those last week but what I didn't like was when I placed it over the gearbox shaft and held the outer race I could turn the gearbox shaft without turning the centre of the bearing so I opted for the bronze self lubricating original style. Didn't fancy hardened steel rotating on hardened steel.
  5. I recently sold a really nice 1500gt carb, manifold and air box, I was going to fit all the parts on the Anglia but with the heater unit still in place I would have had to cut a triangle shape out of the airbox to miss it because i'm not a fan of the K and N filter look, sold the airbox for £130 on it's own
  6. Trouble free, I doubt it, I have discovered this morning that due to play in the shaft of one of my DCOE 40's it is making the idle erratic, that's what happens when you buy second hand from stebay ,trying to save a bit money and fixing it will probably cost me as much as buying a new set in the first place especially when a spindle is £46 on it's own. As for selling it, it's only a whisker away...
  7. Replaced 1200 engine for a 1500gt in the Anglia, well spent 4 hours trying to mate it with the gearbox to discover that the spigot bush was 2 mm smaller than the gearbox shaft, then removed the bush from the old engine damaging it. with the engine crane on hire I could not just leave it and had a bronze bush made for the crank by an engineer (a legend on a Saturday evening) mated engine with gearbox, went to put the car in gear and would not go in because the wrong clutch cover had been supplied with flat fingers which should be a curly finger so was making it about 6mm out from disengaging the clutch even with the 10mm spacer fitted behind the release bearing. engine crane has gone back and now needed to removed gearbox as a separate job, all on the floor of course, clutch cover was replaced free of charge, no names because this thread is not to point fingers because everyone involved has been very helpful indeed and put it down to bad luck. Anyway gearbox out again to fit the correct assembly and took it for a drive, got 4 miles down the road and pulled over to do some carb adjustments, jumped it the car and depressed the clutch and bang ! then would not go into gear. Recovery vehicle to get home and assumed the clutch plate or assembly had broken up because I had good hydraulics, gearbox out yet again which was really difficult to separate from the engine and the reason was the spigot bush had grabbed hold of the gearbox shaft so be warned that statue bronze is NOT the same as self lubricating spigot bush bronze. So replaced the spigot bush for a new item and thought I would get this done this week so I could get to the Anglia's at the ace next weekend and now the throttle linkage has gone tits up and temporary held together with welding wire to get me home, need to fit a cable kit which means making a throttle pedal. Running out of patience as per title
  8. BSW banded steel wheels in Devon, very helpful, well packed and a quick turn around.
  9. Hi , I have 2 clutch covers from a mk1 Cortina, one has white springs and the other has green springs, which one is the heavy duty 1500 GT cover ?
  10. here's my genuine springalex , 3 hole 13" with 4" dish.
  11. Is there any such thing as a decent fuel pump gasket for a pre crossflow ? cleaned both surfaces like new, new modern plastic type block with a paper gasket either side, small amount of red hermetite. car running and leaking, plastic rubbish !
  12. The only ford that suits bubble arches is the mk1 escort
  13. So much for the gearbox in a 1200 Anglia being the same as a 1500 Cortina item ! After spending 4 1/2 hours trying to get the engine to mate with the gearbox I pulled the engine out again to discover that the bronze spigot bush was smaller that the gearbox shaft. Also had to fit Milton 10mm spacers to the engine mounts, elongate the gearbox crossmember bolt holes and beat part of the firewall in to get the carbs to fit, I fitted the 1200 Anglia fan which is about 8mm away from the radiator, if I fitted the 1500 Cortina fan it would be munching it's way through the rad core. the 1200 Anglia fan is the same length as the 1500 just not so much twist to it making it slimmer. I will post a photo soon
  14. hooligan


    take a photo of the wheel nut area hidden by the cap and put it on here, repros are pretty easy to tell the 881.A wheels you have look like genuine lotus steels, not sure on the odd one though, some of the stamping was not very deep so could have rubbed away through painting through the years. the odd wheel would need to take a pic of the whole wheel face and the back side to get an idea
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