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    Well, it's only taken since 1978...

    ...to get this far with the Zodiac. True, I ran it for a few years with whitewalls and the straight 6, then it had a flirt with an Essex V6, 4-speed and 5-spoke Appliances before being dragged up to North Yorks in 1988 when we moved here. It went to Yorkshire Street Rods in 1996 for back halving, and returned with 4-links, coil-overs and a panhard rod supporting a narrowed 9". It then went into, er, storage for 11 years while I played around with the ex-Roger Grundy (RIP) '39 pro-street Ford Coupe (now owned by Terry Howes).

    The Zody was exhumed in 2008, when it went to friend Pete's for another makeover. It's now got a re-built 302 (disastrous eBay purchase "race engine", yeah right) with Canfield ally heads sitting on a modified Capri x-member and a new TCI slushbox from Mr Summit. Sierra 4x4 spec Gaz front struts, Cossie Granada hubs and discs, Sierra TCAs with triangulated compression struts, a Capri rack and a 4x4 column complete the front end. It'll be painted in its original 2-tone grey, will keep the original interior and all the chromework will be refitted, so it'll look reasonably original (apart from the Centerlines etc!)

    Loads still to do but here's some pics.





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    Well at least it's not sitting in a leaky old shed rotting away...I like the sound of the spec and the original two tone grey paint job, very nice!

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    Thanks; I'll post some more pics when any decent progress has been made.

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    I found my old V8 Pilot in an old lean-to garage like that. It was in Marske, Near Richmond, North Yorks. The chap I bought it from had another Pilot (Green),a '29 Model A Ford (Brown & Beige) and a Black Austin Atlantic convertible. They were all stockers. I had to promise him that I wouldn't 'tart it up', just restore it.

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    The guy who I got the Zodiac from wasn't best pleased when I swapped in the V6; he be galactic now!

    So how 'standard' has the Pilot remained Volksron?

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    Looks like you and Elaine will be giving it a shakedown in May EH????
    Charlie!
    Oh! and before you ask, Irene's moggy is NOT finished yet! GET OFF MY BACK!!!
    You gotta grow old , but, you don't gotta grow up!!

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    Er which May big man?

    Race to see whether Zodiac or Mog is finished first?

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    Regards my old V8 Pilot...well that was some years ago, when I lived in Catterick Village. I had just got married and was a lowly paided artist at the Northern Echo - so modifying funds were lacking.
    The Pilot sat beside my house virtually unmolested for six months, until one day the previous owner turned up and wanted to buy the car back.
    Sadly, I did, - at a modest profit.

    It was a case of the right car, but at the wrong time.


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