Part one. In 1968 I bought my 1st 55 Chevy ,2dr post car , for $15.00. Six cylinder, Power Slide transmission and the car had sat in a driveway for well over a year, so the motor was stuck. Removed the plugs and soaked it with good old Mystery oil for weeks. In the meantime, it gave me time to remove the front bumper, remove the and screw in some spring spacers in the front springs and get some red paint on the lower control arms and any of the chassis that was now visible with the bumper removed. A pair of used Cragar SS Mags for the front , and I was styling. Finally got the motor the turn over and I remember taking it for the first ride. Drove it up the road about a mile and turned around and headed back home and it was like driving into a fog bank from the trail of smoke it had left. I figured there was no way it would clear up, but a few more rides and it did, but used more oil than gas ,so it was time to find a motor. I bought a 61 Chevy wagon with a 301 in it from a guy up the street. Pulled the motors from both car( in the dirt driveway, using a tripod and chain fall) and than back and forth to Bill Shawno's junk yard to find the correct motor mounts, exhaust manifolds that fit, etc. That became a three month ordeal at best, between going to school( a junior at the time) and pumping gas at the local Jenny Station , the money for the parts was pretty scarce. Here is a pic of 16 year old me and my first 55 Chevy. To be continued.