Going for the patina look on this one. As in... a good excuse to not have to paint it. Technically and mechanically it'll be all new and redone.
It had a tired poor running 318 with a stuck valve, bent pushrods and a lot more issues . The radiator support was rotten. The floor had holes and in general it was abused and poorly maintained.
I built a new 360 for it with some performance upgrades and large vakve 360 heads. Cam intake headers efi etc etc.
Redid the interior. Still have to drop it significantly. Will probably fabricate something...parts are hard to get here (netherlands)
I'll just add some pics
as it came in: (sorry links only, google images won't show the pic in image tags)
piece of junk 318, stuck valve, bent pushrod. Time to pull it and build something new
it's a filthy pig anyway, needs some cleaning up
it's a clean car, no rot, just a little surface rust.
radiator support all rotten, pulled it out
rear bumper off, time for a rollpan
underside in epoxy rust converter
welded up a ton of pinholes.
frame in rust converter
time to spray it in stone chip
bought a 360
needs to be gone through completely.
guess someone cheaped out on oil changes
ugh water corrosion from sitting
bored and hones the block, checked dimensions. Came out OK
timing cover was cracked, removed the broken piece, ground it down, tig welded together.
more corrosion around water ports, time to weld that up
painted, new plugs and fitting rings
crank in, checking end play
new chain and a tensioner from a v6
all clearances checked, rotating assy assembled
new pump, powdercoated pan
rebuilt heads, these are 360 heads with bigger valves and a little bowl work. Had aluminium hads but they are without valves. Maybe sometime later. Didn't feel like pulling it apart again
done, has injection on it
map sensor etc installed
time to bolt up the tranny and drop it in
everything that came off was zinc plated or powdercoated
new rad support
fresh carpet, weatherstrip, dash cluster (repaired), new heater core
new dash top, custom mixed metallic paint to match (old stuiff was cracked etc)
time to fit this univerfsal cross flow radiator
Decided this was how I was going to do it... tig weld some mounting plates reusing oem holes in the support
now I had to fabricate a surge tank. The mechanical pump will pump from tank to the surge tank top inlet. The burp line from the top will return to the tank. the EFI fuel pump will feed from the bottom and the EFI pressure regulator return returns to the tank at fuel level
I have used this type of system on my 83 chevy stepside also (it's got a supercharged 355)
filler cap and bottom feed
tank has plenty of volume
complete with pump mount
it's mounted on the pass side front. That's a nice cool area
wiring has also been checked , repaired and modified for non stock parts