I hope to make this a build thread although it truly is a re-build thread. Last year I bought a 1951 styleline deluxe in Kenosha, WI. So far, the story that came with the car seems to be somewhat true. Original owner of the car decided in 68/69 timeframe to change his somewhat modified 51 deluxe coupe into a gasser. I believe his efforts came to an end in 69 when upon getting the car to a track, the driveshaft twisted and that put an end to his efforts. Fast forward to 2014 and it seems the owner had passed and his son sold the car out of it's 45 yr storage to a hot rodder who fixed the driveshaft and after freshening the fluids proceeded to drive the car in short spurts around Kenosha. That is when I came along in answer to an auction on Ebay, it was fall and demand was low for a track car so I couldn't resist the "Patina" and vintage components included in the build. After much time investgating this gasser, these are the particulars of the build. The car has a 327 SBC with no stampings on the pass ledge. The part number leads to a over the counter replacement 327 motor first available in 1968 and I believe necessitated by the re-design of this motor from a small journal to large journal configuration. So it appears the owner purchased this block from Chevy parts as a complete short block, built to stock specs. He then added a set of chevy heads that could have been used on a 350ci motor with 1.94 intake valves or may have been used on a 302/327 motor with 2.02 intake valves. They both have the same part number so I have not removed the heads yet to determine which I have. There is an aftermarket cam in the motor but I'm unaware of the specs. I'm sure this will be replaced at some point. The intake manifold is a C-8 edlebrock 2x4 sort of side by side holley 4 bbl carbs. The main components that seems to need to be replaced is the distributor. So this car is raised in the front but doesn't have a true straight axle, so this is the first item to be redone. Of course brakes will be redone completely. The wheels on the car are original to the late 60's build and will be retained. I have just purchase all new www slicks and front tires. All gauges and interior components are original to the build and will be retained along with the steering wheel. Transmission is from a 1962 Corvette, T10 and I will try very hard not to blow it to pieces. The rearend is from the same vette and do to its vintage original status will be retained for the time being. It is a "P" posi unit with what appears to be a 3:08 gear, not much to turn those new slicks. I know eventually my need for speed will necessitate updating some components possibly as they fail under pressure. As much as I would like to keep this piece of history in vintage form, it really wasn't much of a competitor when built and I may feel the need to upgrade most components.