Other Cars (British & British-Inspired)

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ddouville
Dennis Douville
Northfield NH
(4 posts)

Registered:
12/17/2007 03:51PM

Main British Car:
1971 Austin Taxi FX4 Ford 302

1971 FX4
Posted by: ddouville
Date: December 17, 2007 04:25PM

Just registered today, Great site. I was wondering if anyone has done a conversion on this model .
I am in the process of bringing one home without a motor or trans but everything else is there.
I dont think I could build anything more unique.
Thanks
Dennis Douville


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(467 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: 1971 FX4
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: December 19, 2007 05:31PM

A 1971 Austin-Healey FX4? Last Austin-Healey rolled off the assembly line in 1967, but a Google search identified the FX4 as an Austin taxi. And at least one guy has put a SBC in his: [www.elitelondontaxis.co.uk]

Rick


BMC
Brian Mc Cullough
Forest Lake, Minnesota, USA
(380 posts)

Registered:
10/30/2007 02:27AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB '95 3.4L 'L32' SFI V6, GM V6T5 & 3.42 Limi

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Re: 1971 FX4
Posted by: BMC
Date: December 20, 2007 04:34AM

Dennis,

Can you provide engine bay pictures so we get an idea of space?

-BMC.


ddouville
Dennis Douville
Northfield NH
(4 posts)

Registered:
12/17/2007 03:51PM

Main British Car:
1971 Austin Taxi FX4 Ford 302

Re: 1971 FX4
Posted by: ddouville
Date: December 20, 2007 11:30AM

Thanks to ALL who respond .
I have the Austin Taxi FX4 In my shop now. I have been involved with racing a DIRT modified with my son for the past 18 years.
We decided to retire from racing this past Sept. We sold the race car but I still have the motors we ran. I am just getting started on this project , and I have a LOT to LEARN ! I will try to post some pics soon . My son is more computer savy than I so this may take a while . Thanks again
Dennis


ddouville
Dennis Douville
Northfield NH
(4 posts)

Registered:
12/17/2007 03:51PM

Main British Car:
1971 Austin Taxi FX4 Ford 302

Re: 1971 FX4
Posted by: ddouville
Date: January 22, 2008 11:21AM

I have located the ID plate on the right frt frame rail just behind the steering box , it reads
Carbodies Chassis # FX4DR 19053, Since this is Not a Healey, perhaps this thread could be
moved to the " Other British Cars " forum
Thanks
Dennis


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 1971 FX4
Posted by: Moderator
Date: January 22, 2008 02:38PM

Quote:
perhaps this thread could be moved to the " Other British Cars " forum

done!


NixVegaGT
Nicolas Wiederhold
Minneapolis, MN
(659 posts)

Registered:
10/16/2007 05:30AM

Main British Car:
'73 Vega GT 4.9L Rover/Buick Stroker

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Re: 1971 FX4
Posted by: NixVegaGT
Date: January 26, 2008 12:43AM

Cool! I like the quirky idea of hot rodding one of these. I'm really looking forward to seeing how it turns out. It looks like some delicious problems to solve to get a 351 under the hood. Cool!



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