Hey guys! So, I figured I’d continue the discussion of my new project over here, lol. But, rather than type it all out, or link the post…I figured I’d just quote it.
So here’s my original post from my introduction thread!
So, to clarify my goal here…I’m looking to build a daily driver capable (for me…I’ve learned my tolerance level is higher than most others lol) restomod with a serious amount of kick. I’ll work on the drivetrain and general interior first, moving on to completing the exterior as things continue. That said I’ll probably do little, inexpensive things on the exterior myself throughout the process…like basic smoothing of the body and the like. I know that’s semi backwards…but I want the car drivable asap, so I don’t lose interest!! I’ve never completed a project that I worked on that wasn’t drivable lol. I doubt that’s changed much in the last few years =p.
So, to list the basic stages I’m looking at for the drivetrain:
The first build will be a stock roller 302 shortblock with 225cc TFS High Port heads and a custom cam to tell them how to work together properly. Compression should be near 10:1 (including the gasket, valve relief, and ring lands). I’ll be running a 750 Race Demon on either a Super Victor, or a Victor Jr intake. The transmission will be whatever T5 I can get ahold of for a reasonable price…but my goal will be to find a face plated (meaning non-synchro 2nd, 3rd, and 4th) T5 or Tremec. Rear gears will be 4.11’s or 4.30’s with either a spool, or mechanical locker of some type. The goal is N/A high 10’s. I will be fiddling with a fuel injection on this motor in prep for the bigger motor later.
The second motor is going to be much more fun. The heads will go back to TEA for a 240cc port job. The short block will be a dart unit with a 3.55" stroke, and 4.2" bore for 393ci (gotta love the 6.5 litre badges!). The fuel injection should be complete by this time as well.
I’m hoping to get the car at least drivable by summer lol. Wish me luck!..I’ll probably need it =p.