Hi everyone, I'm a new member here and wanted to give a little introduction about myself and my first project car "Z". First off I've always had a love and respect for cars and grew up around them. My Dad has worked on/sold cars his whole life, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of hands on experience. Even though I wanted to be in the garage when I was little, my Dad was always worried that being a girl I would get hurt. As I got older I would help with some painting and body work, but nothing with regards to the mechanical side. I have recently been helping a little with my boyfriend's 76' Trans Am restoration so that's given me some insight into the basics and also the confidence to take on a car of my own. Camaro's have always been my favorite and we stumbled across my dream car (now named "Z" ) in an odd way as we got lost going to a viewing last Saturday. Everything happens for a reason right? Despite the fact that she currently doesn't run, for $2k we just couldn't pass her up. She is a 1978 Z28 4-speed with a re-built 350 engine. We dated the engine as a 69' so she's not numbers matching, but as many have said, that really isn't a huge deal. We were able to turn the engine freely by hand so we aren't really worried about getting it running. The body is in decent shape other than the floor pans needing to be replaced. Quarters are good, very little rust for the age and the fact that the last time it was registered was Oct. 2010. Interior looks like it was home to quite a few critters over the years, but nothing that a good cleaning won't fix for now. I do plan on re-doing the inside at some point, but the most important thing first is getting her running. If anyone has any advice, etc. I'm open and appreciate the input. I'm looking forward to getting my hands dirty and getting this beautiful girl on the road!