thanks for all the information everyone. Yes I agree about the flex fan, that was part of what came with the car. This story is a bit amusing on how I came about this car.
The kid seemed to be fresh off the glass pipe if ya know what I mean, he had not gone about going through the car with any plan. The engine had been recently built at a local machine shop and was built pretty well. Not the cam I would have run, (being an old fart, but I am not pulling it down to change a cam)
Is a 454 .060 10 to 1 with JE Pistons. Stock rods that had been resized and a 10/10 steel crank. Oval port heads with crane rockers on, nothing special. The cam is a competition cam and the cam card says recommended application B Prop boat or bracket race, LOL also recommends dual tunnel with 4 11's. Well i put the 4 11's on it and we will see what happens.
He had bought a brand new VJR manifold with 800 edelbrock carb, hooker headers with a brand new fat radiator from Summit. He had done a crappy job on running 2.5 pipe but did have flowmaster mufflers. The car was missing a fender, an inner fender and the hood had been cut out because with the manifold and carb the hood would not close.
Had a saginaw 4 speed with a cracked flexplate and worn out clutch and "baja" bucket seats. He had painted this crazy green paint in the jams and the dash. When I first looked at the car he was asking $5500 and I walked away saying OMG!!
He called me back asking for $3000 and I said, dang I bet the machine shop clipped you for more just to Longblock the engine, which at that time he coughed up the invoice and I choked. He had paid about $4k to get the engine done.
I countered him at $2500 and he said ok. I showed up to get the car with a trailer and he couldn't produce a clean title and I walked again. He called me back crying the blues and we struck a deal. $1000 and another $1000 once I have a clean title, which I got the next week, had to meet him at DMV. Hell i probly still paid too much but oh well.
Here is a couple pics of what it looked like when I got it.
The first thing that I did was dig a short shaft T400 out of my garage and had a good friend build it up. We had the converter put together using the specs from the cam. I drove it from my friends transmission shop to another friends garage and it has sat there for the last 2 years. We work on it on Saturdays when we have the time.
It did run very well for having a 10 bolt non posi in it, although it was a rattle trap and a half.
So there we began the journey to restore this car. Summit is local here in Reno and they know me way too well now.
oh ya, he put brand new Cragar rims and BFG's on it, does anyone want some Cragar 15x8'swith less than 50 miles on them? going cheap!!