Hi All. Just want to thank everyone who offered suggestions and tips. It helped me get the old girl on the pavement once again. We swapped the engine with spun bearings and blow by in the right head with a freshened 5.7L engine that was bored.30 over, machined crank, and lower end, new accessories, etc. So much more power now that it runs like it's supposed to! Here's a few pics! I don't think it's too shabby for a 37 year old vehicle. Now on to the body work. Thanks again! CB
PS Not on the road for even 3 days and got hit by a semi! Dude crossed over into my lane as I was turning. Thankfully, the damage is minimal. Going to patch in sheet metal from a donor van. Cheaper and easier. Otherwise you have to drill out 20-plus spot welds, take out the windshield, bumper lower supports, etc. She look purdy again when she's done.