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Postby Wizeguyrc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:01 pm

Hello,
New to the site and this is my first post. My project is a 72 Vega wagon that I am cloning into a Motion ZLX Phase III.
The car came from the San Jose, Cali. area and had been garaged its entire life and had been sitting since the owner died in '91. Other than some areas around the front windshield, there is zero rust in the car. I'm doing all the work myself except for the exterior paint. The engine will be a 454 with ZL1 aluminum heads, T-101 magnesium 4-speed, Hone-O-Drive overdrive unit and a 12 bolt. The car will be done straight 1970's with Cragar S/S wheels, bias ply tires, Hurst Ram Rod shifter, etc.

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Tracy
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Re: Motion clone

Postby Wizeguyrc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:11 pm

Tunnel and shifter.
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Re: Motion clone

Postby Wizeguyrc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:16 pm

I refuse to pay 300.00 for a big block plate, so I made my own.
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Re: Motion clone

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:24 pm

Very nice! Keep up the great work and pics. :th:
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Re: Motion clone

Postby Wizeguyrc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:26 pm

Thanks.

This is the look I'm going for.
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Re: Motion clone

Postby prolsc » Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:28 pm

Wizeguyrc wrote:I refuse to pay 300.00 for a big block plate, so I made my own.

I'm in need of one of those, I refuse to pay 300 too. Would you be willing to make one for me? Nice job on the car so far.
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Re: Motion clone

Postby prolsc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:16 am

Wizeguyrc wrote:I refuse to pay 300.00 for a big block plate, so I made my own.

Did you have one listed on ebay ? I have pixs of it looks like your motor I can see the duck tape on the motor in your pixs :D
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Re: Motion clone

Postby BadBowtie » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:35 am

Really nice work, keep us posted! Looks like its going to be one sweeeeeet ride :burn:
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Re: Motion clone

Postby gotmud7 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:36 am

Motion did wagons. I just don't know what a ZLX Phase III is. That must be code for "One bad Mutha".

You might be interested in this book. It has a bunch of Motion Vega specific stuff in it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... ESELX%3AIT
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Re: Motion clone

Postby Wizeguyrc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:00 am

gotmud7 wrote:Motion did wagons. I just don't know what a ZLX Phase III is. That must be code for "One bad Mutha".

You might be interested in this book. It has a bunch of Motion Vega specific stuff in it.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... ESELX%3AIT


I've seen old coverage of the small block ones that Motion did and they may have done a big block one, but I have never seen or heard of any.
The ZLX Phase III was the mac daddy of all the conversions that Motion did. While I'm not going big compression on the engine, I am going for the
look of the Camaro I posted. It is one of the the ZLX cars, as shown on the scoop. Yes, I have a copy of that book. I've saw those original copies
go for 60.00 to 75.00
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Re: Motion clone

Postby res0o7eb » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:09 am

Excellent fabrication work. I am equally envious and impressed. :shock:
This early Vega is in good hands.
Great choice on the engine. Go BIG(block) or go home. 8)
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Re: Motion clone

Postby Wizeguyrc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:15 am

Thanks.
I forgot, I did find some small pin holes on the pass. side window ledge. Also, I used 1 3/4" .095 chromoly tubing for the frame connectors.
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Re: Motion clone

Postby Wizeguyrc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:21 am

Frame connectors.
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Re: Motion clone

Postby prolsc » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:23 am

Man really nice work,I like it
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Re: Motion clone

Postby jon72vega » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:09 am

You have excellent fabrication skills!
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