I have been doing a lot of research, prior to starting this build. I don't need my car to be a 100% show car/ wanna be racecar, but I want a nice looking car that is period correct and runs decent. If i could get close to "the rocket" 64 comet or Roy's "65 comet" I would be super happy(fellow hambers and cars I saw at this years "Hot Rod Renion" in Bakersfield.) Thank you Fast Eddy for tire size recommendation. I am starting with a 1964 Falcon Futura. It currently has a 289, metal 4 speed hump, bucket seats, console, all the trim in the trunk and no rust or body issues. It is a stong running 289/c4/ 8" rear combo, I picked up for $1800, so I am starting off with a good platform car/ money wise. Parts I have collected so far: I have a 69 tunnel port boss 302 engine with 351w heads with a blowproof bellhousing, correct narrow bolt pattern falcon toploader and 9 inch rear end ready to go in the car. Other cragar ss rims for the front, fiberglass fenders, front bumper and trunk lid (craigslist find), dodge a100 seats, Hurst pie-crust cheater slicks. (refer to picture of parts room). I have spoken to "Mr. 289" aka Donny Havers a couple of times. He campaigned a 65 B/fx car new from Ford in 1965, so I could get an idea of the modifications he did to his car. I attached a photo of his car if you are not familiar with it. I am open to any comments or suggestions anyone has to help keep the car period correct (I know I have a 69 engine block, other than that). Plans I have for the car: I would like to install a 6 point roll bar setup with swing out door bars, an 8 barrel weber carb setup. I want to get the fiberglass doors and thunderbold style hood. I dont plan on modifying the fenderwells with the exception of the front edge of the rear wheel well. I may need to massage it forward a 1/4-1/2 inch, but will have to wait to get the new rear end/ tire combo fitted. I would like it to have a red/white/blue similiar to the sox/ martin car, see picture below (thank you to the photoshop thread and my own microsoft paint skills Hope you enjoy this thread.