So here it is. After 1 year of building my very first hot rod, I am starting my build thread. Really did not know know what I was doing but with the vast knowledge of the Hamb, it is moving along. I have a 29 coupe which I am leaving as a hopped up survivor car, but for this 31 coupe, "wanted a V8". Started thinking I'd use a nice 302 that I had built for my econoline project, but it felt too modern for this build. Seriously love flattys but wanted something a little more advanced. So.....292 Yblock it is! The car came to me through my brother in law who knew of a co-worker trying to sell the old family car (his grandfathers). He even had the original title from 1932. Thanks to my brother in law or this would not have happened. Here she is when she got home. Stripped her down Then some more And ended up with this beauty! And a frame with a good CA VIN! Decided to spend the money and have the frame sandblasted... worth every penny! Bought a new So Ca. spring, shackles, axle and spindles off Craigslist. Really kind of scary at this point because I really don't want to build a catalog car and it's so easy to get in that groove. Want to stay with using as many old parts as possible.