OK guys and gals.. If you want to know a little bit of what I am about to post here you may want to check out my intro thread here: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5525517#post5525517 </O First off, I want to make a few things clear to everyone. I am NOT looking for any input into how to put this car together. There are only two people in this world who can say how it should be built. My dad and me. So, please dont feel offended if I dont respond to your suggestions if you post them. I will read all posts but I will choose to ignore any that are not to my liking. I will not get into any arguments from someone who thinks they know how it should be done That being said, you should understand that I have a very clear short term goal in my sights right now. It is to put this car into run able condition as soon as possible period. It will not be period correct right away and many of you may disagree with some of what I am about to do with this car but that doesnt matter to me. I need to be able to drive this car at least around a parking lot or the pits of a drag strip as soon as possible. You see if you read the story about the drag race win I had a few years ago in my Vega, you will already know my dad has some serious health issues. He has battled those issues and has been very lucky to have beat most of them back. However, in the last year he has had even more set back health-wise and he just suffered a minor stroke a few weeks ago. To say that I should have built this car years ago is an understatement. But.. as he once told me when I made huge mistakes in my life growing up you cant unring a bell. My dad is in his 70s and is not internet savvy so he likely will not see this thread nor contribute directly to it. He probably wont be able to work on the car either but you never know. He lives 400 miles from where I will be working on it and doesnt travel well anymore. So.. since I cant go back and start on this car a couple years ago, I am going to jump headlong into it and try to get this thing running again so my dad can see it melt the tires again. I dont have an unlimited budget but I feel I can come up with whatever I need within reason to get this car running. I have already received some help from a long time friend of mine from Pennsylvania who knows what I am trying to do. He has graciously willing to lend me an all aluminum 427 ci small block Chevy complete with Crower injection. Ill have more detail on the engine later when I bring it to my shop. I eventually plan on building a 327 like the car had for most of its life but for now this will work. Ill give it back when I am done with it and have a more correct engine for it. I also have a modern racing Powerglide and converter with a trans brake that will easily handle the power of the 427. I was left over when I sold my Vega this spring and has already seen duty behind a 540 BBC so it will be fine. This 55 was always 4 speed and my dad isnt thrilled about it having a glide, but I have it , it is free, and it will work, so we are going to use it for now. I can make it stick again later (I will leave the third pedal in the car dont worry) So with the engine and trans handled, I have a short list of obvious items that I will need for sure if anyone knows where I can find some of this stuff: The moon fuel tank (2 gallon with 3 spoke cap). I know they make them new but I would really like as much vintage stuff if I can get it. Rear leaf springs and lower shock mount plates under the springs - Dad says about 10 leaves in each side but they are long gone. I can use blocks and stock 55 springs to get the stance where I want it if I need to. Plates are stock 55) Dana 60 spool It has a posi in it now but I want to put a spool in it because I dont want to break the posi. Fenderwell headers for small block I would really like a Vertex magneto. The car was set up for that. I have a complete MSD ignition system from my Vega I can use but If someone has a Mag set up out there at a reasonable price I would be interested. I have already bought a video camcorder and I will be visiting my dad for a few days in Pennsylvania at the end of August. I want to video tape him answering questions and just talking in general about the cars history. My uncle (his brother) and his lifelong best friend who helped campaign the car back in the 60s may also be there and my hope is that I can have all 3 of them tell stories about racing the car when I was too small to remember. I plan on getting a You Tube account and I will post the links up here once I get the video downloaded. We are also in the process of gathering historical pictures and scanning them to share on here as well. Ill post them as we gather them and I have time to caption them. This is going to be an emotional project for me. I hope everyone can appreciate it.