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there is more history in this car than I can go into here.

It's sat for over 3 years in my Dad's driveway. Kids job, etc. have prevented my working on it. Now that i'm a "retired" mechanic I have more enthusiasm, I just need to drive it to work and get it in the shop.

289 3spd 4v engine fresh but stored rebuild.

interior/exterior needs love. (red/artic white)

headliner is perfect!

Im still considering the options - any suggestions ?
 

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Manual --> Auto??!?!? That's sacrilege!

That 289-4V is a superb engine. The 3-speed is cool, and you could always swap in a 4-speed or 5-speed. If you do a swap, keep the original tranny. Nice cat!
 

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Ive got it mostly cleaned up now.
Fixed fuel lines and got fresh fuel to it.
blew out pine needles from secondaries
(hauls a** now)
Will post lastest pictures soon.

I plan to work on the chassis/brakes first. Then do a fast dissasembly for body/paint work.

1) build torque/streetable 351w.
2) sell first-born for toploader 4spd.
3) swap rear 8" for 9" (gear ratio ?)
4) fresh up suspension/wheels/tires etc.
5) sell second born for paint job.
 

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Black, Tunnel rammed punched up 302 w/dual carbs, Cragars, Radial T/A's, Eliminator spoilers....Oh wait that's what I did.. lol whatever you decide at least you're starting with the right base, enjoy yourself!... Mike
 

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It looks NOTHING like this now. Cleaned all the moss off. Installed a decent stereo. Pollished the existing paint and now doing some spot painting.

I did change directions a little...I drove it a lot this summer so i decided...

Going to use it as a daily driver and just do some basic mechanical repairs as needed - maybe a year or so till house/garage space allows a restoration/resto-mod.
 

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