FNG here, got a 65 Impala SS last week
This is my first rebuild, and I'm limited on time.
I want to make a 850 mile journey in the dead of Texas summer up to Nebraska in 4 months or so in this car for a PCS. I'm military so I'm working on a limited budget, I also have to rely on an auto shop on base that is only open on the weekends and doesn't have a lot of specialized tools. All of this, combined with very little experience, is an issue: how the hell am I going to get this thing in good enough shape to make the run to Nebraska? Not to mention off the freaking base.
The good news is, I'm single with no debt, and I'm dead set on investing all of my free time and money into researching and buying parts, and working on the car. She runs, but she'll die once or twice driving down a football field length of road. Tranny was rebuilt recently. HEI ignition kit. Drum brakes in decent shape. Frame in good shape, no cracks. It only has 47k miles.
This past weekend me and the retiree gearheads working the shop diagnosed some issues, but I have to do a lot of legwork getting parts and diagnosing issues on my own in preparation for the time during the weekends where we tackle the more serious issues. This is where, I hope, you guys come in.
My time on your guys' forum for Nebraska or Bust will most likely be chaotic and short. If I can make it to Nebraska, I'll have much more time to work on it. But for now, the FNG has a lot of work to do, and not a lot of time to do it. I'm not sure where to look or post to get things figured out, again I'm a FNG to cars and to this forum but I don't want to make a blemish on the site or occupy the mods' time moving posts and such so some initial guidance would be great.