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Ford Anglia E494A - a new arrival
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

The other day I decided to give the Anglia a gearbox oil change, what was in there didn't look toooooo bad but I wasn't quite sure what grade or type of oil it was, so decided to err on the side of caution.

There was then a good excuse to take it out for a spin.



The key points from this pleasant day are now here: https://youtu.be/4WkNuW2YRsE I also describe the "new owner" notes as presented to purchasers of these old Fords, back in the day, plus have a quick word about the recent Minor vid and also seek help in identifying an old car badge.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hillman went through a phase of winged hexagons for a while.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's looking like Hillman is the most likely source of that "14" badge.

Junior decided this evening to do a walkaround vid about the Anglia for his own channel:
https://youtu.be/oONk9MiqJrw

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that Anglia is still around Jones Towers in a few years time I suspect Harley will be passing his test in it. Loved the Shell oil change reminder that is still valid.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2021 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
Unfortunately the minimum requirements for a car on a driving test include seat belts and seats with built in head restraints.
So unless it gets modernised he won't be able to do as Peter suggests.

Of course there might, by then, be further "enhancements" required.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:

Unfortunately the minimum requirements for a car on a driving test include seat belts and seats with built in head restraints.


Ah! I didn't know that. I suppose I should have realised it is for the safety of the examiner propelled by an inexperienced driver.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know that either. What ever happened to personal choice? In the past, if the examiner took a dislike to the vehicle, they simply refused to get in it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Saturday the Anglia was given a modest brush-up and check-over in readiness for a classic car show and short road run, the subject of today's upload to the OCC channel. Includes a little talk about 8hp and 10hp Ford sv engines, period mods to "up" the performance slightly on an 1172cc engine, and demo'ing a vintage Dunlop footpump and a couple of fine old tyre pressure test gauges.
https://youtu.be/K3jkCKn2sm8

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We made it to the show on Sunday and took part in the road run as planned, all in all a very pleasant day out. I was expecting lots of people to ask me when I was going to polish the Ford, or re-paint it, but happily everyone I spoke to was quite insistent that it should remain in its shabby original overcoat, which was good to hear.
https://youtu.be/2xw3lKKDzMQ

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The real kick in the guts is when you have spent hundreds of hours restoring a car and someone asks "are you going to restore it?"
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to do something normal again yesterday, attending an evening car meet. The Anglia hadn't been out in a while so a trip out was well overdue.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful VandenPlas 3 Litre next to it.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

badhuis wrote:
Beautiful VandenPlas 3 Litre next to it.


I did comment to the other attendees that I was lowering the tone a little Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick: Are you on any movie/tv lists for vehicles ? There always seems to be a lot of "immaculate" versions on screen. Perhaps for a Tom Cruise movie in the future ?
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Peter_L wrote:
Rick: Are you on any movie/tv lists for vehicles ? There always seems to be a lot of "immaculate" versions on screen. Perhaps for a Tom Cruise movie in the future ?


No I've not looked into that kind of thing really, maybe I should do as yes there are typically wayyyyy too many shiny cars in films set years back.

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