Today was a good day!
We only ran it up to about 4800 rpms and mid 70's, but she runs great. We're going to change the engine and drive oil, and make sure everything looks good. Then we'll see how she runs at full throttle.
Things we still need to address are the GPS speedo, port side fuel...
Prior to the race your car is evaluated by a judge who determines how much they think you spent over the $500 budget. Your team is then penalized laps.
It's really not about winning, as much as finishing and having fun.
Thanks for the suggestions, the seller is working on a couple options as well. Ideal would be getting it to SoCal (Ventura County) as that's where the car is , but Havasu area would work as well because I'm up there every couple weeks.
Totally get it. Not saying it's an unreasonable number, but the motor is no longer a deal with 1200 for shipping.
I was kind of hoping someone might be making that trip and I could throw in a couple hundred for their gas.
It's not the end of the world if I can't make it work.
Found a motor that I want at a good price, the problem is it's in Oregon and I'm in SoCal. Anyone have ideas for the most economical way to ship a motor, or does anyone go from Oregon to southern California or lake Havasu?
You all bring up great points, but to me their is something special about a classic muscle car with a big block and Muncie 4spd. This car has an all iron 350 with cast iron manifolds, manual steering and no ac. So I'm wondering how bad a 454 with aluminum heads and long tube headers will be...