Know what ya mean John. I think alot of cars have slipped away because of the unforseen value years laterI actually rode around in a brand new '63 Z-11 Biscayne ..... at the time a friend of mine had a very nice '62 dark blue Chevy SS rag top. Every once in awhile would trade his rag top for the Biscayne for the weekend. The guy's girl friend wasn't comfy in the el cheapo Biscayne with its spartan interior and preferred "date night's" in my friend's rag top.
At the time I was not aware of how unique that "special order Z-11 was and what an historic & rare car it would become.
Those small blocks sound great and run like the dickens. But I just like my big block. You were set up pretty good with that small block ya have. Why not save the big block for another project.You guys have got me thinking.......maybe I should have stuck with the 302.......
ANOTHER project?...... Seriously?....... Wow! Help me out here Steve! I need to stay focused on this one.... Besides........the SB has been sittin' around for about 35 years....maybe I oughta' let it soak a while longer 'til just the right one comes along.Those small blocks sound great and run like the dickens. But I just like my big block. You were set up pretty good with that small block ya have. Why not save the big block for another project.
[B said:Cptnbob[/B];12670]Especially at this point! I mean......I need things to be as simple as possible.......
John , I would draw the line were your comfortable, and don't do anything your unsure of...... Only make the mods your sure you can handle safely, and if not can have others do without blowing your preset budget. Doing the Opel with in those constraints and being able to finally drive it, is better then turning the build into a finacial and stress burden build.I guess one of the biggest questions where to "draw the line"...... between what I CAN DO..... and what I CANNOT DO...... and what to DO about it????
NO NEED for you to tread lightly Steve....John ..... I'm treading light when I ask this but, is the tube chassis putting the Opel in a build category that makes it a whole lot more difficult of a build ? Would you be able to use some of the components and continue with your original plans ?
Remember the main focus of this build was to drive it and enjoy it. I'm speaking from the heart, because I see it enough with customer cars that are building there own project and end up dropping it off to have work there not comfortable with and when I price out what really needs to be addressed they ether back up on there wish list or bail all together. Really hope this helps
Thanks Tom & ALL...... One thing about "this time around" is I am "really enjoying" what I am currently doing and planning to do in the future with the Opel.Hey John,
Keep in mind to " Enjoy the Journey" as part of the big plan. Sounds like you ARE doing that, just checkin on ya,,
When we look back its the Journey we usually remember the most. Gotta "feel good" about the Journey.
Which brings me to another tune up I do for myself along the way.. Ask yourself, "How do I feel about this plan"
Geez,,,I may be getting a bit to Phil-eh-sof-i-kull here..... You see I don't usually go there cuz I can't even spell it!! hahaha .....56 Vic - Tom