I just joined the site to hopefully document and learn some things. Sorry if this is long winded, but I want to share the complete story of the car.
My Great Uncle bought this car new, had it a year and then sold it to my Grandfather (Pawpaw). It was used as the family car and also driven by my Dad and my uncle. They say they gave the car hell, and I believe it. It was put in the garage sometime around 1980 due to a bad fuel pump.
Now, the good part. My Pawpaw doesn't like to get rid of things and the car sat covered in his garage, moved once in the late 1990's, and finally mid 2015, we decided it was time to get it back on the road.
We found out 3 months ago that he was diagnosed with colon cancer and will be starting chemo next week. He is 84 years old and has never had any sort of health problems.
We started out by replacing fuel pump, plugs, wires, water pump, hoses, belts, etc.
We also replaced all brake lines with stainless, wheel cylinders, master cylinder, and rubber hoses.
Replaced the power steering ram and hoses
We eventually got the motor to run, but it was obvious that we had some issues. Cylinders 4&8 were not firing. That's when we decided to go ahead and pull the motor and have it rebuilt.
Here is the car moved out of the garage under its own power before the motor was pulled.
This car is in amazing shape! No rust other than some very minor surface rust on the rear bumper and body.
327 and Aluminum Powerglide being removed
Pawpaw, Uncle Brian, Dad
Uncle Brian, Pawpaw, and Me
Motor is out