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Scoota G

Project Lucinda (Ford 302 V8 Cleveland conversion)

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

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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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and there is the VS minus the auto trany that you are rebuilding thats hiding in the garage!

Why is that not in the photo :P

 

 

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Little trouble parking straight there scoot?:P

Yea, but i won't get fined for it. After finishing the rust repairs on Vivek's 240Z and then starting another 67 Mustang fastback i squeezed in some time to build another sump and revise the front mounting cradle to get everything sitting just where i want it. This engine is now in permanently.

 

I need to do surprisingly little more work to have this project running and driving. Another fuel tank and engine bay wiring loom are at the top of the priority list.

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