Post your progress Groovy, I for one will be watching with interest and assistance if you ever ask for it. I have been building the "1-800 Special" (how the HAMB categorizes it) for nearly 5 years now. I have hand built most every component and made a lot of styling changes to the body and frame that wore out my old welder. My car will be one of the finest hot rods ever imagined but not entirely welcome here. Trust me, I don't lose any sleep over it Enjoy this site for what it is, a little camaraderie, help from some talented and experienced builders and mechanics, advice from a lot of different eyes and some amusement "on cold nights and days when there's nothing to do". I for one will take 1000 threads like yours over the "boxers or briefs" threads that pop up everyday. Let me watch your progress.