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Author Topic: Rochdale Olympic Zetec powered  (Read 2056 times)

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Russell Fixit

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Rochdale Olympic Zetec powered
« on: November 08, 2007, 08:29:32 AM »
 [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]   I am restoring a '72 Rochdale Olympic.  The car was originally fitted with a 1500cc Cortina GT engine mated to a Ford Corsair 4 speed box.  I bought the car minus engine and gearbox and decided to fit something equivalent but more modern.  I have a 1600cc Zetec engine which I am mating to a Ford Granada MT75 5 speed box.  This fits well and is often done by the Westfield crowd.

Minor problems at the moment are obtaining a suitable exhaust manifold to clear the starter which fits on the bottom left of the engine, obtaining suitable a inlet manifold (not too expensive) and locating the alternator.  Advice on the net is to fit a Lucas LR707 starter but so far I have not been able to find a supplier.  I don't know what car this one came off.

Other problems will emerge no doubt and hopefully this forum will provide the solutions.
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 21:36:31 PM »
welcome russell  

got any pics of the car - i dont think ive ever seen one

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 21:39:28 PM »
Welcome to Fordpower, interesting project, would like to see the car also.


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