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#1 Scoota G

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 01:54 PM

On the weekend a club member suggested that my secret project was not so secret and well, that got me thinking.

Is the greater moment in life not suprise but the anticipation of a single moment.?

This is all i can give you!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:38 PM

Haha, life's about the journey, not the destination, will be nice to read about this on the forum now :)

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:30 PM

Given that bonnet.........
What's going under it?
Counting those pistons........
Plans, Scoot.
We need plans!

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:36 PM

motor honey ??  :o what the heck is that ? sounds like it belongs with peanut butter !

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 07:56 PM

Casite Motor Honey is a good additive for old tired engines, or an excellent
assembly lube for a new engine.
Available through Federal Mogul engine parts suppliers years ago

so, 302/351 Cleveland then?

#6 Retro Z

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:13 PM

Given the bonnet and 8 pistons..i believe its going to V8 muscle ;)

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:26 PM

I was wondering when word would eventually get out  :D You'll have to put up some body shots to show off some of those repairs. And I'll have to come around and check out the bonnet mod :o

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:25 AM

will sound horn with a ford V8 good work scoota ;D

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:02 PM

I purchased this one around Christmas 2010, it is a Jan 1975 2+2. It cost $650 delivered, was 90% complete and came with 2X L28's.

The goal is to complete this car for $5000, it is getting a 302 V8. Originally i swapped my old PA system for a motor which had over $2000 in machining and parts. I have since purchased another because i was missing all ancillaries, this was to be fitted into a Ford but then a 260Z V8 conversion kit came up on ebay which i purchased just for the extractors. Then a few months later this 2+2 showed up on ebay and i snapped it up.

Since then it has had the chassis modified and all rust removed, the engine bay is painted and i have also modified the bonnet. It also came with a spare roof. The car will be ready for paint in 3-4 weeks and then reassembled. I will have the car ready for the upcoming Christmas BBQ but it may be in 6 Cylinder format for rego purposes.

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#10 Scoota G

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:24 PM

Time for a weekly update. The diff came out and was painted then refitted. Exciting hey!

Until i have the car completed i will be showing you some photos of the Good, Bad and Ugly that i've taken previously! Oh i forgot to mention why i called the car Lucinda, i call my 2 Seater Oscar and there was a movie called Oscar and Lucinda. Oscar must like the ones with a wider rear end  :P

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Posted 11 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

Pfft
You should have called it Slimey then.
As in Oscar and Slimey.......... From Sesame Street.
Kids will do that to you.........

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:28 PM

Last week the mock up V8 was refitted for an adjustment to the mounting position. Should be right to fit it anytime after tomorrow.

I have about 450 photos of the repairs, here's a few more of the repaired sections.

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 07:24 PM

You're gunna have the biggest grin on your face when you open it up for the first time Scoot.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

You're gunna have the biggest grin on your face when you open it up for the first time Scoot.

I sure hope so!!! Funny thing i've noticed about this build is the support and encouragement, having not posted anything up until lately, makes a semi complex build like this one a less labourious task. It only takes a few positive comment to enspire me to get this beast finished.

So thanks Guys and Gal, here's a sneak peak of the front engine mounting cradle which was a front engine plate.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:11 PM

Lov your work as always buddy.
Are you still running to your plan build or have you change ?


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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:13 PM

interesting mount looks good like how it sit motor well back keep the good work up

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Are you still running to your plan build or have you change ?

Any build that takes a period of time evolves as the builder puts more thought into individual areas but the basic principals of this project are still very strong. I have tweaked a few areas and outlayed for parts i wasn't expecting to but i'm still on track to finish her for $5000.

I think the bonnet came up great which is one of the ideas i came up with along the way!

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 03:36 PM

Looking good Scoot
Whole car going to be black or just the bonnet again?  ???

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 04:09 PM

Just the bonnet Simon, i've grown very fond of them black ones. Another Pic?

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

Looks subtle Scoot. If you didn't know Zeds any better you'd think that was a factory bonnet.
That will help the engine bay breathe too.





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