The 200SX is now stripped of all it’s useful parts, and the shell will be sold/scrapped very shortly.
Once the shell is out of the way, I shall be bringing the Anglia inside the garage from its existing “home” of the last two years (aka a piece of my dad’s back garden) and will start on the bodywork.
Work required on the Anglia before I start thinking any more about the running gear is replacing the sills, A pillars and front wings. Once this is done, I’ll have a strong shell which I can manipulate and shoehorn the running gear into.
Shell being towed to front of house, where I will finally remove suspension, ready for it to be collected
In the hour or so today that it *didn’t* rain, I yanked the engine/gearbox out of the 200SX.
I then seperated them both, removed the turbo from the engine and took the exhaust off the turbo (stupidly, there is a nut on the turbo elbow that you can’t get to with the turbo attached to the engine!)
The turbo appears to have very little play, about 1mm back-forth, and almost negligible side-to-side.
Today I’ve concentrated on the wiring, and the whole wiring loom will be taken out and grafted into the Anglia, as the CA18 lump is electronically controlled.
I now have a large cardboard box full of all the wiring/fuseboxes, and to get at it all, I had to remove front bumper, both front wings and all interior trim, including the dashboard!
I’ve spent the day removing all ancilaries and bolts that hold the Nissan’s engine in, all it’s vital fluids are drained, and it’s now sitting on it’s engine mounts, plus an axle stand under the rear of the gearbox.
It’s ready to be lifted out once I get a chance!
I’ve had a major change of direction with this project! After the car sitting for a couple of years, the Crossflow engine is no longer appealing to me, as having driven my 190bhp Honda Prelude VTEC for the last year, I don’t want my “weekend car” to be less fun, and the Crossflow, without serious money being spent on it, will only give me ~100bhp.
So, instead, I’m going for turbo power. Courtesy of Nissan, I present the S13 200SX:
The engine is a CA18DET, which is a 1.8 litre, 16 valve, twin-cam engine with a Garrett T25, running at 170bhp as standard. Extra power is quite easily obtainable, so a power increase when I get bored is quite easy – and is much cheaper than modifying the crossflow engine.
My task now is to remove the running gear from the 200SX, and modify it to fit the Anglia. The track is 10 inches wider than the Anglia, so I estimate 6 inches will need to come out of the middle of the running gear, in order to keep the wheels within the Anglia arches. Answers on a postcard for that conundrum!
This site will document the modifications to my 1967 Ford Anglia 105E. I’ve had the car since August 2003, but progress has so far been slow.
I started off by deciding to put a 1600 crossflow from a Mk2 Escort into it, so in the first couple of months, I’d stripped out the original engine/gearbox/front suspension, and also bought a Mk2 Escort, and stripped the same out, and got the front crossmember/suspension fitted to the Anglia.
This is where things stopped, as I have been waiting for time to get the car into the garage and get working on it, but my dad’s garage has always been full of his other cars.
So that’s where I am, as of the beginning of April 2006.