Starting my 1963 Restoration
I´m 17 years old and recently I have inherited my Grandpa´s 1963 V8 Impala 2 Door. Last summer me and him rolled it out of the garage for the first time since the early 90s and did an oil change. This restoration was supposed to be our summer project. He bought this car brand new, therefore it only had one owner. Here´s where it gets interesting; this car was flooded in 2012 due to Hurricane Sandy. When I drained the oil, I´m not joking when I say there was 2-3 Gallons of SALT water in the oil pan. So I figured that I´ll have to drop the oil pan and figure out what I´m dealing with whether I have to replace it or clean it out. Tranny fluid was as clean as can be and there is only slight corrosion around the vehicle. The water reached about half way up the wheel well so only the bottom half of the motor was in the salt water for a few hours. Also, I hooked up a battery and turned the key to see if I could get the radio working but got no response so I was thinking about replacing the harness. Overall the car is clean and was daily driven it was stored in the garage for the long run.
So, any suggestions on what I should do next or in the future? Any Ideas on what I should check or replace. Any input is extremely appreciated.