Hold my beer and watch this.... seems to be the most appropriate way to start this build. I am a idiot when it comes to cars, but I love them. I hope this build is at the very least entertaining, I have a really cool car with great potential. This car has been in my family for around 60 years, not bad for a blue collar family. My real goal it to get the car on the road in 1 year. This car is a Frankenstein, blown up pontiac engine (287???) 3 speed trany that may or may not work, no wiring, no fuel lines, and is full of lucky beer caps and cat pee. The frame and fire wall look like they were used in the movie Piranha 3D. I tell ya this car has style. To add a little charm I was told the back end metal is from a 56 Buick. Now the bar is set pretty high as my Dad and uncle swear that in it's prime this car put 700 horse to the back wheels and ate a 50's something Corvette for lunch while throwing 3 feet of flame from the side pipes. Sooo that said...., my goals for this car are to make it fun to drive. I am not looking for a car show winner or a "period perfect" car. I would like it to be at least as fast as my 06 Mustang V8 I had to sell for a car for my daughter. I want to drive it hard and be part of a active car club full of other nutcases. No trailer Queens allowed at my house. (I can't afford a trailer) I hope that by posting this it will help keep me on track and maybe make some friends along the line. Any advice is gladly accepted and considered but no guarantees if it is followed. I am looking at 3 different options for the drive train. 1. rebuild existing 287 pontiac 3 speed manual, banjo rear end 2. 350 Chevy 350 auto trans 9 inch ford rear end 3. 347 ford, T5, 9 inch ford rear end Of course the first 3 steps 1. Get the car from storage across the state, title it in my name 2. Secure financing and agreement with wife 3. Game Plan on build, start securing tools.