Well its been about 5 years since I bought this car, and the day I bought it I knew I was going to be redoing the engine compartment. The reason I bought the car was it had a rock solid body with very nice paint, and the interior was in very good shape.
The previous owner had gotten silly and painted everything with a gloss black, it was hideous. And for a lifetime mechanic, there is nothing worse than owning a car yet being embarrassed every time I opened the hood.
After driving the car around for a few years I finally got fed up with the under hood area so much I parked the car and yanked out the 327 planning on performing a light overhaul. But I started to think if I went thru all the work to do a light resto, I wasn't gong to be happy. But as life happens, I knew that I didn't have the time or funds to do a full blown front end resto. So it sat for about a year with no heart, just waiting.
Well here it is about 1 year later, and I finally have the time/motivation/and a few extra buck to get this project started. I just ordered all of the parts to rebuild the 327, actually Im building a separate block to a new 1 pc roller cam 383. And before I set the engine in, I want the front end restored.
So yesterday I finally did the deed, and yanked off the front sheet metal.
My goal is to strip and repaint everything, replace all the brake lines, run new fuel lines and have it back together by spring. Its my 4 time doing this so there should be many surprises. Should be fun times ahead.