Jump to content
HybridZ
Sign in to follow this  
timothyblythe240z

347 z

Recommended Posts

This project was started a few years back, it began with the original L24 due to my lack of maintenance i seized the engine not once but twice. i then upgraded to an L28 block and added a 5 speed trans, this setup lasted for a while but it turn out this old engine burnt more oil than i added and soon had the same fate as the previous.

i was hanging out at a local shop and was given the opportunity to purchase a 1987 302 with t5 trans for $400, i couldn't pass this up so i bought it and began the swap. it was set up with an edelbrock 650 carb, hydraulic throw out and open 200 from a 280 2+2.

i drove this setup for around half a year. i had several issues with the clutch system, after taking a 600 mile trip to Florida the clutch was due for a change and the willwood slave cylinder was leaking and could no longer hold fluid.

i then used this opportunity to make a few modifications, and so it began.

the original idea was to keep the suspension all the same and build a 331 stroker, this changed after a while.

i began to toss up the idea of doing a full frame car as apposed to a uni body. after thinking of how much weight i would add i decided to build a custom front end and do a sub frame connector.  

i cut the old front end off at the fire wall, build a frame and added a mustang 2 IFS, disc brake, rack and pinion steering. i built the engine with 347 stroker kit, forged internals, 520 lift cam, TFS 170cc twisted wedge heads coller rocker 1.7 ratio and an 800 CFM holley carb.

i stayed with the t5, and am now in the process of adding Gforce gears and short throw shifter kit.

i ditched the open 200 and whent with a ford 8.8 with 4.10 locker, coilovers and ten factory axle shafts.

285/50/15 tires for the rear and iron wheels, front are 235 with iron wheels.

i was going to shorten the 8.8 but went with a wide body kit.

made some custom chorvette style tail lights and did some other body mods.

post-29572-0-45626400-1425355615_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-86506100-1425355613_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-25985600-1425355611_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-08704000-1425355602_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-13703700-1425355600_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-71903200-1425355597_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-67542900-1425355595_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-02342400-1425355593_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-37141900-1425355590_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-82861500-1425355587_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-11580900-1425355584_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-77580400-1425355581_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-65260200-1425355580_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-13537000-1425355562_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-92016600-1425355559_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-04816300-1425355558_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-45855800-1425355555_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-44615500-1425355553_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-90335000-1425355550_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-93774700-1425355548_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-05174200-1425355546_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-96133800-1425355543_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-93493300-1425355540_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-35849700-1425355520_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-25249300-1425355518_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-52248800-1425355515_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-30728400-1425355513_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-51487900-1425355510_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-65847600-1425355508_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-47447200-1425355506_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-54006900-1425355504_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-88806400-1425355501_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-89126100-1425355499_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-40842500-1425355479_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-67842000-1425355476_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-96241700-1425355474_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-96241700-1425355474_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-80961300-1425355472_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-21841000-1425355471_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-66000600-1425355468_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-08919800-1425355464_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-48239500-1425355462_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-56953400-1425355427_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-69753000-1425355425_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-25152200-1425355421_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-78671800-1425355418_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-99271500-1425355416_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-60591100-1425355414_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-82750800-1425355412_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-86669900-1425355407_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-05709600-1425355406_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-03305400-1425355382_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-20944900-1425355379_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-33744500-1425355377_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-13784100-1425355375_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-15101000-1425355357_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-56140500-1425355354_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-47100200-1425355352_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-67859700-1425355349_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-60379300-1425355347_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-65698600-1425355343_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-53173500-1425355314_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-72213200-1425355312_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-87052300-1425355307_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-39011900-1425355305_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-37771500-1425355303_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-80371100-1425355300_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-00970800-1425355299_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-18610300-1425355296_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-95529900-1425355293_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-61286300-1425355273_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-74086000-1425355271_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-38525600-1425355269_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-57565300-1425355267_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-15764800-1425355265_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-86284600-1425355263_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-33564200-1425355261_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-24523800-1425355259_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-73363300-1425355256_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-54963000-1425355254_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-55359100-1425355232_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-83918600-1425355229_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-02958300-1425355228_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-48677900-1425355225_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-89557600-1425355223_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-36837100-1425355221_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-55876800-1425355219_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-92236400-1425355216_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-94116000-1425355214_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-25795500-1425355212_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-28231200-1425355187_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-11390800-1425355185_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-63350300-1425355182_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-65389800-1425355179_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-37629400-1425355177_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-44189100-1425355175_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-89908600-1425355172_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-04268300-1425355171_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-93667900-1425355168_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-15827600-1425355167_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-91263700-1425355144_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-80823200-1425355141_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-09542500-1425355138_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-74461600-1425355132_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-15980600-1425355127_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-35499700-1425355122_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-31459000-1425355118_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-05578300-1425355114_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-02937800-1425355111_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-39616900-1425355106_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-94050400-1425355068_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-75809800-1425355065_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-79728900-1425355060_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-77088400-1425355057_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-91927600-1425355052_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-37647100-1425355050_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-07086300-1425355046_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-35645900-1425355043_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-42525200-1425355039_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-04004600-1425355036_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-26240800-1425355014_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-05040000-1425355010_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-85239500-1425355006_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-34398700-1425355002_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-06798100-1425354999_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-99637400-1425354994_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-89196800-1425354991_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-21515700-1425354985_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-42594800-1425354980_thumb.jpgpost-29572-0-73034000-1425354975_thumb.jpg

post-29572-0-31972800-1425355310_thumb.jpg

post-29572-0-15472600-1425355423_thumb.jpg

post-29572-0-11119100-1425355460_thumb.jpg

post-29572-0-75680200-1425355466_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just WOW.  Awesome work Tim. I was wondering when somebody would breathe life into a Ford Z on the boards, guess you've been busy, you've just holding out on us! The picture progression appears to be a little out of order, so I'm confused as to what the latest rendition is; were you able to get the track width back to the original Z dimensions, or are you going to be running flares?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I need to take some time and organize the photos into a time line.

I was going to shorten the rear end but couldn't find a shop that could do it locally. I also would have had to shorten the front which would not have been something I wanted to do.

I purchased a set of IMSA bubble flares for the rear and complete front fenders with flares for the front.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...