Hi all, new member here. My wife and i recently acquired her family’s street rod that she grew up in. Her dad and grandfather built it in the late 80’s and drove it up until about 6 or 7 years ago. Long story short my father in law cant drive anymore and he couldnt stand to look at Bertha anymore in the garage and not be able to take care of her. I grew up reading Hot Rod and Rod & Custom but thats about my extent of knowledge. No hands on expieriance with vintage cars other than I know I like the look of a more traditional street rod and dont like the ZZ top looks of billet or late 80’s/ early 90’s builds. Bertha has a mustang 2 front end, 350/350 combo, leafs and drop blocks out back and i think what appears to be a 9” rear end ( not too sure how to tell difference between 8 or 9). She probably has about 50,000 miles worth of california car shows and cruises since they put her together. Body and paint reflect memories of my families history and and i wouldnt change a thing about that. Checked all the fluids today and theyre all still there albeit aged for 7 years. Put a new battery in her and fired it up. She idled fine enough i guess. Still went into gear and the brakes worked like i remember. Probably against my better judgement loaded up the family and drove Bertha around the block. Had a couple throttle hiccups along the way and ended up dying 3/4 of the way home with no effect on a restart. She cranks fine. Only thing i can muster up in my infinite lack of wisdom is a fuel delivery issue from old fuel? I would imagine it could be a multitude of problems, just figure id consult the group before i did anything else stupid. Happy to be here ready to learn.