gotta love working at the parts store !
just brought home 4 drums, 4 cylinders, 4 spring kits, and 4 adjuster kits...... all in stock for a 68, can your local parts house say that?
i priced out rear drums for 23 bucks each, then i saw the fronts were 91 bucks each !! for 11x2.5...... but the rear drums showed they also worked for the fronts if 11x2.......lol, i was glad to see no fins on those front drums
i picked up a 230 out of a 64 nova wagon today to use for power, i dont think i could have the old crusty engine in the van now up and running for that much and even if i could its going to be almost surely less of a headache just swapping it out...
plus that gives me a chance to drive it around, get the feel of it, and decide how/if i want to build the current motor for more power and performance.
i think my plan of attack will go somewhat in this order....
brakes (no point in moving if ya cant stop, lol)
suspension/steering ( three middle coils on rear springs are touching/sitting tight on each other)
wiring (am looking at a hot rod wires 8 circuit harness)
interior (dash rebuild, stereo, wiring, etc...)
exterior body (i think i will farm most of this out, lol)
lighting (i have some great ideas for LED conversions)
back to interior (fitting out interior, seating, trim, etc....)