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Old 01-09-2011, 08:08 PM
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We bought my wife's (Beth/yield2me) car a little over a year ago. The original plan was to buy a “completed” car that we could do some cruising in, attend a few local car shows and maybe do a couple road trips. The car came with a few “gremlins” that stopped much of that from happening last year. After sorting through most of them we did get her on the road again last fall for a few hundred miles of fun.

Our current plan is to do some upgrades this winter and be back on the road this spring. We plan on doing some autocross where Beth says "I'm gonna drive it like I stole it!"



The big items changed so far:
Swapped the spun bearing/cracked block 454 for a built 468
Swapped the Saginaw 4sp for a TKO 600
Swapped the manual rack for power rack
Dual pass aluminum radiator
Dynamat'd the interior

Some cosmetic things:
Modo pedals
Momo shift knob
Marquez tail lights
Twist Machine fender braces
Closeout panel

Our Winter projects:
G-link
Fab9/TruTrac/31 spline axles
Wilwood brakes
Vintage Air
Sound system

Here’s a before and after (so far) of the engine bay.



Here’s an interior shot.

The flakey rattle canned driver’s kick panel will be taken care of when I do the sound system.

Some of our goodies.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:17 PM
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Whoa. Now that's a pile of parts
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:21 PM
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Out with the old

Got some of the old parts that could be unbolted from the rear off the car this weekend. Gotta do some cutting and grinding to remove a couple crossmembers from the previous setup next.



The old 10 bolt, 4-link, and rotors.


A 1/2 mile gravel driveway makes it a biatch to keep the underside clean.


I'll have to re-route some fuel and brake lines as well.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:28 PM
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Cool; it's great that you and our wife can share your interest in cars.
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Old 01-09-2011, 08:34 PM
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Cool; it's great that you and our wife can share your interest in cars.
It's great that me and my hubby can share MY interest in cars!
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well ok, but you still share the interest!
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Looks like you like better her car than your cars...
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Yes it is and now it's time to whittle away at it!
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Yes it is great!
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Looks like you like better her car than your cars...
Yeah, her car is getting more love than mine right now. But mine needs a ton of work and we gotta keep one driveable. I just hope she remembers this when I start back on mine.
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