Power steering, AT, tilt wheel, PB, PS
327 SBC -- 250hp, bored .030 over
Edelbrock Performer EPS manifold and 600 CFM carburetor, Edelbrock valve covers and air cleaner (still have original manifold, valve covers and air cleaner)
Rebuilt 'Power Pack' heads with hardened valve seats by Nye's in Muncie, IN.
Recurved distributor, Accel electronic points eliminator, high-output coil and adjustable vac advance
New water pump, plugs, wires, thermostat, voltage regulator, radiator and hoses and harmonic balancer.
New mufflers and restored exhaust manifolds with high-temp iron tone paint
TH-350 3-speed transmission -- new fluid and filter
Complete overhaul of brake system: Newer hard lines, all new flexible lines, new master cylinder, power brake conversion, new wheel cylinders, hardware kits and brake shoes. Stops on a dime!
All new tie rod ends, rebuilt power steering control valve, front wheel bearings, good ball joints and BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires. Alignment recently performed . Nice old school Cragar SS wheels
Extensive rewiring performed. New turn signal switch, new ignition switch. Newer Duralast Gold battery
*Too many new parts to list all* Would drive anywhere!
Nice interior with bucket seats
A blast to drive and a good cruiser -- you barely have to rest your foot on the gas on the highway.
Items that need addressed:
Needs a new horn contact -- horn does not function.
Needs a new neutral safety switch -- bypassed due to a no-start issue (neutral switch contacts for starter solenoid pitted to the point of not allowing enough current to fully engage solenoid)
Heat soak issue with Edelbrock carburetor -- This is a known and widespread issue for these carbs, thanks to the ethanol content present in modern gasoline. Sometimes, after running the engine to operating temps, then shutting off the engine for 20-30 minutes, fuel from the carb will boil over into the intake, which will effectively flood the engine -- requiring extended crank times, unless you open the throttle while starting to help clear the excess fuel out. One remedy is to install a Holley, or replace the intake gaskets with a set that blocks off the heat crossover. Blocking off the crossovers will probably reduce MPG, however. Currently, the car gets about 18 MPG on the highway with a light foot.
The car runs -- and is tuned for -- 93 octane fuel. You can run 87, but the timing will need to be adjusted to avoid pinging -- this engine has the original compression ratio of over 10.25 to 1.
The car was painted red over the original 'Goldwood Yellow' paint at some point in the vehicle's life. The bottoms of the front fenders are showing rust. There is a rust hole on the driver's side front floorboard. The rear quarter has a stress crack near the rear window -- a common issue after years of flexing on an X-frame for that year.
The windshield has a small round spider crack -- hardly noticeable, but repairable. The windshield gasket needs replaced.
Mechanically, the car is extremely sound. Although the body has a few issues preventing it from being show quality, she's a head turner nonetheless. THOUSANDS invested, with the receipts to back it up.