I should have said this is the very first place.
OK you are the owner of this car..lets forget about this part.
Go over your car from front to rear from top to bottom.
You need a sound car to start out with. No sense going fast and can't stop, can't steer or handle the road.
Check your frame from front to back. These old cars have seen alot. Look for damage. Cracks...anything that don't look right.
Check your steering, ball joints, tie-rod ends, a-arm bushings, steering box.
If your going to make this a street car or a street/strip car. Make sure all lights work.
Is the glass in good shape. Hate to see ya get a ticket.
Hows the shocks front/rear, hows the springs...
I think you get the point now. Do a inventory of what you have.
I have had to change directions a few times on my unit. Because I didn't take these basic steps in the first place.
The car will handle much better, it will respond better to speed upgrades.
I know it's hard to resist the dark side (speed) so too speak. But you will be well rewarded.
BTW..If the local boys nag ya...Just tell them you are doing it the right way and you have TC on your side...:thumbsup:
Example: This was one year ago.
After one year, this is were we are at. I think it's been time well spent.
Enjoy your build...
And get some pictures in here.
We would love to see them...