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    Popular 103e runaround theoretical build.

    Couldn't sleep last night so tried to focus on something to help me drift off again, an 8point compliant 103e.

    All running gear would be from an Anglia 105e, engine gearbox and rear axle. Front brakes would be 105e drums.

    My memory is not what it was but I am (almost) sure that 105e front drums are a bolt-on swap. I've also got some notion that Herald hubs will also fit?

    Could anyone confirm or otherwise?
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    Yes they can Rich, as well as 100E backplates and drums!, they were popular swaps with Spedeworth F2 stock car drivers in the mid `60s. I think you just have to file out the backplate mounting holes to match the Ford Pop spindle holes.

    I believe the current `Heritage Stock Car` guys also do the same conversion!

    This mid `60s photo of Trevor Carpenters stock car (35) shows 100E front brakes on the Ford Pop beam axle and I think the rear axle was also 100E, though this was around the time they were starting to use BMC ohv engines, hence being able to use the open drive 100E rearend!...

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    Problem with the 105E engine and box is that to remain 8 points compliant you would have to mount the gearbox either on top of the crossmember or further forward than is ideal for best weight balance. .A Spitfire engine has a small gerabox and doesn't need the Xmemeber cutting and makes same power as 1300GT crossflow . Using 105E front hub you can convert to discs using Fiesta ( or was it Mk3 Escort brakes thats lip straight over the 105E hub.
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    Herald disc brakes also fit the Pop spindles, had them on my C Cab
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    Thanks everyone and sorry for the late reply, got builders and decorators in at the moment! Kev, thanks for the info on the gearbox, you learn something every day. I would guess that a 1600cc Vitesse engine and box would be too big and or heavy as well? Quite like the idea of a 1300cc Spitfire setup, used to have a Standard Ten powered by just that many moons ago.
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    You can get the Spitfire lump in a 1500 as well. 1 was used in the 'PinUp Pop' build after I mentioned ease of fitting.
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    Just remembered, the 1960s OPUS HRF cars used 105E Anglia brakes on Pop front axles...

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