No it’s not a John Deere clone. These are the colors of the University Of Oregon Ducks. I guess this car will be a “Duckster” as opposed to a “Speedster”. :)
All indications are that this was indeed a completely rebuilt engine/trans. It has new pistons, valves, valve springs, seals and even new trans pedals as well as trans bands. Nothing seems to have been left out of this rebuild. I have taken the “Z” head, the intake and exhaust manifold (they were from a Model A) from the old engine and used it on this one. It is also getting a new distributor with solid state ignition and a new Model A carburetor. I can’t wait to hear this thing run!