My father and uncle finished this roadster in 1992. it's been on the road most every year since then. my father moved to a smaller house and decided it was time that the car went to me about 10 or 12 years back. it's got a stock rebuilt 8ba in it with an isky 77b cam. since it was built way back when it's had a couple nagging issues that haven't been bad enough to worry about. the 32 radiator has always popped pinholes at the top tank and the factory gas tank has had a slight weep on one side. well.. I've been looking for a deal on a walker radiator because the $890 they want for one makes me want to punch someone. I lucked out on speedways site and found a "damaged" unit that I got shipped to my door for $650 15 minutes of cleaning foam out of fins and making the lower outlets round again and it's perfect. SO thanks to speedway I guess I will be pulling the car down a little it's time to try fixing the rest of the nagging issues. list of things I need to look at: 39 trans started popping out of second last summer... minimum she will need a shim or 3 already have van pelts book. oil leaks... 8ba with truck pan leaks... everywhere! seems like there is a fair amount of oil coming from the road draft tube. front and rear main... trans drips too. nature of the beast?? dual 97's need a rebuild... think I have at least one bad powervalve the left rear drum (46-48 ford on all 4 wheels) locks up before the rest... adjusted well, pulled it a couple years ago and the wheel cylinder is free... could be the RR wheel cylinder because i couldn't check it that drum was stuck on the axle, need to get the KR wilson tool to pop it off. motor needs the valves run, I've got a max-1 cam I can put in it... don't know if that's worth changing? coated exhaust is starting to rust. (what's good these days??) left hand temp gauge never worked. every once in a while I think I smell antifreeze out the exhaust... hoping there isn't a hidden crack somewhere. after 25 years the paint is peeling off the block like mint green potato chips.... so.. all in all most of these issues are just little projects... once I get it all apart it will be just a slow process of maintenance. The only big issue is the gas tank. when the car was assembled they used a black vinyl sewn welting for the cowl band instead of the thin stock stuff. it was HORRIBLE to get the tank in and bolted tight (I was 12 at the time and still remember the swearing). I think this is what caused the leak in the tank which looks like it may be coming from the seam on the right side. this tank was cut to make room for the stewart warner panel as well... of course the welds aren't leaking! I've been told that a leak at the seam is impossible to stop and have to agree... I will know more when I get it out. the tank was sealed when the car was built but it started leaking almost right away.... and I tried to seal it again a few years back as well as I could with the tank in the car... no luck of course. here's the start on sat. she now sits with most of the interior pulled and most of the engine disconnected. have to pull the rumble seat out and get to the rear body mounts. body needs to be lifted to get the motor out. you can see where the gas has been leaking on the passenger side lower corner of the tank eating the paint and soaking in to the cowl welting.