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Re: 71malibu engine broke need advice on moving forward
The help you seek begins with forcing yourself to be objective about what you want to end up with. How are you going to use the car? Hereís a few questions that could help.
How many miles a year are you going to drive the car?
What percentage of the miles will be used for:
- drag racing on a track;
- drag racing on the street;
- closed course racing on a track;
- driving in town;
- highway driving?
What ET do you want to run?
How fast do you want to drive on the highway?
How important is the visual impact of your car:
- for car shows;
- for cruise ins?
How important is your car for bench racing?
Is fuel economy of any importance?
How important is comfort (noise, cabin temp, ride quality, handling and braking)?
Personally, I hate to see people spend a disproportionate amount of money on any one area of their car. Iím impressed with cars that are well proportioned for the ownerís purposes.
People donít like to have to think in high resolution. Jordan Peterson. Thatís why we are forced in to so many binary choices.