I walked into a shop last week, and into a conversation the owner of the shop was having with a friend of his. They were talking about an old Pontiac that had been sitting in the back corner of the lot for awhile. As I walk up, the owner of the shop is saying, "all the parts are in the car, the engine has been machined, new tires and all. I can't believe it hasn't sold." He had my interest, so I ask more. Turns out the car comes with 5 new (still in the shipping plastic) Coker whitewalls, all new door and window rubbers, a pile of brake parts, all the trim, bumper, grill are in the car, machine work done on the block and head, new pistons. I knew the car was a Pontiac, but until then I hadn't cared enough to figure out that it's a '52. Body is solid, so I'm thinking the guy probably wants several thousand. Nope. $1000 takes it. Sold. Only bad news - the crank to the straight 8 is cracked. So, the plan is to check out the brakes and steering. I've been searching for a replacement crankshaft. If I find one before I finish with the brakes and suspension, I'll put the straight 8 in. If I haven't found a crank yet, I have a 283/th350 sitting in the garage (yeah, I know bellybutton), I'll put that in TEMPORARILY, until I can get the 8 put together. My goal is for this to be my daily, asap, because I HATE(!!!) the dakota I've been driving the past few years.