My Names Brad and have just purchased my first muscle car in 20 years, she's a 1964 SS coupe,
She is pretty far from original but I'm ok with that, I've never been one for corners so a tuner was never going to suit me, as a young fella I was lucky enough to catch the end of triple SU's, webber carbys straight sixes and 308 and 350 V8's cruising on a Friday and Saturday night looking for the next win or loss on the 5 mile stretch out of town, its always been about straight line speed for me.
She has a 454 Big Block with a Weiand Supercharger, Brodix heads, Holly two stage fuel system, Holly 4150 HP 950cfm carby, Heavily modified 3speed Turbo400, Custom Tailshaft into a modified 9inch, Cran Cams Hi6 ignition, fireball coil.
I'm discovering the rest as I go through her.
There are a few things I need to do to get her 100%
Fix the Power Steering as its leaking, I think I can do this myself we'll see
The wiring is pretty bad the brights are flickering after being on for 5 minutes
The Pro Comp gauge lights are not working
The wiring under the dash is just plain scary to look at its a dogs breakfast under there.
The Fuel gauge is not working
The speedo is not working
I didn't buy it for fuel economy but I'm getting 2.3mpg and she stinks of fuel all the time thinking I've got a leak somewhere (priority fix)
The bolt at the bottom of the Diff is leaking oil
The bolt at bottom of oil pan is leaking
and the bolt at the bottom of the left hand front fender (rear one under the car) is missing so it clunks on our crappy roads
All little stuff but I'll be sure to be asking your opinions on fixing some of it as I'm a total amateur
What I do Know is that when I start her up women and children run in fear!!!
Anyway hope you all have a great week and hope to be talking to you all soon!
A little video we did driving into sydney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4Ep-SSX-_I