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My new pop project - '53 Sit Up and Beg
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AmusingEmu



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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 12:08 pm    Post subject: My new pop project - '53 Sit Up and Beg Reply with quote

Having wanted one for a long time the opportunity presented itself to buy my dream car a 1953 Sit up and Beg Ford Anglia. Body work is in great condition and has matching chassis and engine numbers along with the original paperwork.

The plan is to make this into a daily driver and have already started the process of sourcing parts etc.

Rough Plan below, I initially wanted to keep within the 8 point rule but this seems impossible to maintain while retaining all the comforts that I want for a daily driver so will now be a BIVA build which allows for quite a bit more freedom:

105e Rear Axle
105e front hubs for disc conversion
Engine swap for a mid 90s engine
Internal roll cage
seatbelts
heaters
replace floor pan
reskin roof



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consul 57



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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, looks like a good car, is that an old Volvo I spy in the background?

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the vacuum wipers are not staying then? Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No reason not to run the vacuum wipers off a modern engine.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how the narrow wheels and cross ply tyres will handle all that extra power in the corners? ... or is that what the roll cage is for? Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
No reason not to run the vacuum wipers off a modern engine.

Peter Shocked


The roll cage tubing could also serve as a Vacuum Reservoir. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody has to say it:

If it's as largely original as it appears to be, I'd leave it alone.
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MVPeters wrote:
Somebody has to say it:

If it's as largely original as it appears to be, I'd leave it alone.


If it were a basket case then I would have no qualms about it but it's not my car so not by business.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whilst the cost may be prohibitive at the moment, have you considered an Electric conversion?

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/used-cars/how-put-electric-car-your-driveway-little-%C2%A3900

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
is that an old Volvo I spy in the background?

It does not have the typical sagging top rear door window. Also the front wheel arch in combination with the wheel does not seem Volvo.
Something American?
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ford Falcon wagon from about '62 maybe. Has that sort of look about the front fender.
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
I wonder how the narrow wheels and cross ply tyres will handle all that extra power in the corners? ... or is that what the roll cage is for? Shocked


they will be banded to allow some extra grip and a better ride overall or at least that is the aim
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AmusingEmu wrote:
Ray White wrote:
I wonder how the narrow wheels and cross ply tyres will handle all that extra power in the corners? ... or is that what the roll cage is for? Shocked


they will be banded to allow some extra grip and a better ride overall or at least that is the aim


Sorry ... but what is "banded"?
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PostPosted: Mon May 17, 2021 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray White wrote:
AmusingEmu wrote:
Ray White wrote:
I wonder how the narrow wheels and cross ply tyres will handle all that extra power in the corners? ... or is that what the roll cage is for? Shocked


they will be banded to allow some extra grip and a better ride overall or at least that is the aim


Sorry ... but what is "banded"?


The wheel is cut in half and a ‘band’ of metal welded in to make the wheel wider while still looking stock from the side.
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