All of it. Every single bit of it. :-)What kind of money would it take to get the body and interior back to something like factory appearance?
Oh the patina stays for sure.
Yea a mopar engine would be nice but not a weak ass 440.
The 340 is a much better power plant unless you buck up and have indy 440 heads.
All my relatives up North in Oregon have the market cornered on Mopar stuff but will not let go of it.
When i got the truck it had a 1965 420HP 396 with tunnel-ram and different cam and made 625HP at the crank.
I sold it also in 1987.
I did mock up a BBC for this truck and have a 427 bored .030" 11:1 compression with steel crank and Ported and milled 781 heads sporting 2.19-1.88 valves.
A tunnel-ram and a little solid flat tappet cam [email protected] .050 .589" lift on a 105 LSA.
I was expecting 575HP from it.. never put it together.. have all the parts laying here waiting.
That would also be a good daily driver set up.
I have raced against 440 6 pack Mopars with my old 350" nova with 270H magnum cam and ported 186 heads and beat the pants off of it.
Of course 3000 stall 456 with a spool. Turning 30" hoosiers and 11.9 compression 245PSI cranking pressure gives me a little edge.
I wish I had half the knowledge about auto mechanics as you do. I do fairly well at maintaining my own vehicles, but I'm sorely lacking the knowledge needed to be able to enhance them much more than just bolting on things. I have a 68 Mustang with a 302 in it that I would love to massage and make better, but I'm more likely to just ruin the dang thing if I try anything.