Alright guys, I have been given my budget by the boss....we all know who she is. I have about 6k to play with, how would you spend it?
Currently I a 327, .030 with 461 camel humps comp cam 280H (to big...put it in 20 yrs ago in high school) holly street dominator manifold. Tranny is th350. Rear end I dont know. Probably the stock.
Would you rebuild the 327 or go crate? I want something that is a cruiser but will getup and go/ light'em up when I want it to. The heads need reconditioning. Bottom end of the motor probably has about 30K on it from a rebuild in 1983. Tranny about the same...probably needs a good going through. The tranny/rear end not part of this budget. I am a basic mechanic. I would probably have a local mechanic do the heads and bottom end if I rebuilt the 327.
How would you spend 6K? Buy the way the front end/subframe has been rebuilt for a small block. Big blocks cant be part of the dream. It is a hotchkis TVS
68 project...reassembly starting: (383, AFR 195, Air Gap, Comp Cam XR276HR, 1.6 CC Gold rollers, Holley 750, 4/09) (TKO 600 conversion from T350 4/09) (floor pan restored 6/09). (12 bolt 3.73, Wilwood disc, Hotchkis TVS 7/09), Dougs 368 with Big Dog mufflers (9/09), 383 fired up 9/30/09, Candy Apple Red 2012 with white RallyBee stripe