Thanks Thierry ,
Iím sure in time there will be another to pass by this page and hopefully leave a quick note.
FYI Ė it is a 73 with a 302 2V. ( well it was anyway)
I struggled, as many do Iím sure, with;
- leaving it, as far as I can tell, totally stock, with original paint or
- rebuilding it with a little more oomph, but not crazy.
So I decided on leaving both options open. I have rebuilt the engine ground up with block .30 over and whole new top end with the Edelbrock 2091 power package .. heads, cam, timing, intake .. blah blah.. and added a 600 cfm 4 bbl carb.
All that after the obligatory hand scrubbing, degreasing, derusting and metal work, sanding, priming and repainting of the engine bay. I then repainted the engine with original paint scheme so it still looks stock as all the changes are on the inside.
I am half way through this winters objective of new suspension, handling package, new fuel delivery system, dual exhaust, and new interior. All will look era correct. But I have retained every original component to keep the totally stock, option open as well.
AfterI had the first 500 miles on motor, I took a early fall road trip to Calgary Alta and back to Vancouver. Zero problems. Without a doubt the best road trip of my entire life. Top down, sunshine and cruising through the BC Rocky Mountains !