My current plan is to build a solid street machine. Pro-touring might be a good way to describe my final goal, but it is too soon to nail that label down. For now I will call it a "race inspired daily driveable street machine." I already have a drag racing machine and don't intend this car to be built for drag racing. I have some desire to get into road course racing, but time will tell. For now, I want to get the car into a trustworthy driver. I think it is there, but I have not drove it my 45 mile round trip to work yet. I have not fully evaluated the front suspension and that is my last area to look over. I just got the AM radio back to rock out state last weekend.
I want to paint BC/CC of the original color, Placer Gold, with black Z stripes. Kind of considering the 1970 gold.... I also want to add front chin spoiler and the larger three piece spoiler on the back. I originally wanted a one piece, but have since learned the three piece has much better down force on the rear.
The interior is black and camel colored. I picked up some real nice rear seats for cheap, but they are black. So I need to decide on the interior one of these days.
The block is a 96 vintage block. I know nothing of the cam (bought a whole 78 truck with a rod knocking and put new crank and bearings back in and parted the truck back in 2001). It currently is FT, but roller is nagging at me for the future. I think the heads are smog era. I might put on some 70 vintage LT1 heads I have laying around that have 2.02/1.94 valves just for fun. The carb was another one I had laying around and used through high school. Holley list 4118, but might downsize to an avenger. Intake is the wieland xcellerator.
I will go to overdrive trans sometime. I am dreaming of a T56, but doubt that will happen anytime soon for finance reasons. I have a spare 700R4 laying around (can't remember what model year), but want to look closely at the 200R4. Then sometime in the future re-visit the T56.
Current rear is original at 2.73:1. Will eventually go posi at ??? ratio.
Wow, what a post. More pics of updates so far to come- including the American Thunder kit freshly installed a few weeks ago.