4WD Anglia

My dad has also a modified Ford Anglia, with Subaru 1800cc 4×4 running gear.

It has won “Best Modified Anglia”, as voted by fellow Anglia owners, at the Ford Anglia 105E Owner’s Club AGM a total of three times, in 2000, 2001 & 2007

Tech Spec
Anglia Super 1200 with glassfibre one-piece flip front end
Underbody reinforced for four-wheel-drive
Cooling slots drilled in rear floor-pans to funnel air to underbody-mounted radiator
Home-made strut turrents front and rear, and front chassis rail
Escort van fuel tank in boot
Mitsubishi Shogun bull bar
Paint: Candy Apple red metalflake

1.8 litre flat-four from Subaru 1800 four-wheel-drive (EA-81)
Original twin-choke carb
Chrome Anglia pancake air filter
Subaru radiator

Subaru 1800 gearbox and floor-mounted back axle
Shortened Subaru driveshafts

Modified torsion beam Subaru suspension front and rear
Front anti-roll bar fixed to drop brackets
Subaru front crossmember

Subaru front discs with larger rear drums
Bulkhead modified to take Subaru pedal box and brake servo unit

Wheels and Tyres
5.5Jx13 in Uniroyal Rallyes with eight-spoke Subaru steels

Subaru interior
Roof relined and seats covered with teddy bear material
Home made demister
Central locking
Electric windows and door catches

In Publication

Here are some of the articles in magazines/newspapers that have featured his car.

Classic Ford June 1999 – Ford Anglia 40th Anniversary

Colchester Evening Gazette – Late 1999

Classic Ford – September 2000 – 5 page article

Here’s a picture of a Subaru L series estate – the donor vehicle (picture courtesy of Zip from OcUK Forums)