Here is the old Chevy Frankenstein motor removed. It has 305, 307, 350 and 400 models all in one. Obviously seen better days. The distributor won't even come out, the bottom end is shot and thumped until oil pressure would build up. It had so many oil leaks that the Exxon Valdez looked like a single drop
Three months later and $4000 lighter in the wallet it's ready to roll out from the garage like a newborn baby. Larry King, who builds race engines for a living, went the extra mile to make sure everything looked great under the hood. Bead blasting and de-rusting all the brackets, nuts bolts, exhaust manifolds plus steam cleaning all the crud from the engine compartment.
Brand new Chevy 350, horse power a secret to keep momma from worrying to much. It's a sleeper. A wolf in sheeps clothing sort of deal.
We need to clean surface rust off the new brake booster a master cylinder and paint. It came raw unpainted. Perhaps a good scrub on the alternator too. Ever hear Mad Maxs' Interceptor at idle in the first movie while waiting for the night rider escaped con at begining, before he gets the blown Car? That's what this sounds like.
Larry on the left and my son on the right. Both these guys acting like school kids with this project. Larry worked long and hard to make sure it's right. My son worked long and hard to earn the cash to pay for all this himself. Working and going to school all at the same time, and, keeping his grades in the A's and B's plus playing guitar. He's already got more funds saving up towards paint, interior and changing the drum rear brakes out for discs to have four wheel disc brakes.