Hello all im a new user and would like to introduce myself. When i was 15 years old I was helping my stepfather restore an old barn and parked inside of it was a 78 Monte Carlo at the time i had no idea what kind of car it was but i knew i wanted one identical to it for my first car. When we finished the barn I asked the owners about the car and managed to obtain the car in exchange for my value of the work done on the barn. The rims and tires on the car were completely gone, headliner was shot, driver seat was heavily worn and the trim on the sides of the car was missing in spots. The owners had told me the car had been sitting in the barn for about 10 years prior. I tooks it home and managed to put an old q jet carb and intake from a derby car 350 motor and managed to get it running. I replaced only what seemed to need it until i was 18 and the car broke a pushrod when a lifter seized. I completely rebuilt the 305 over the next 5 years tearing it apart and putting it back together a couple dozen times having starting taking it apart having no idea what i was doing. It took alot of trial and error before i finally got it right. (Honestly it took me buying a repair manual before i realized what i was doing wrong) drove it for another year before the turbo 200 finally went out. I ended up replacing it with a turbo 350 with some help. Another year later and i negan to have an issue with sticking valves. So i parked the car for about 5 years in a storage unit until recently. I pulled the 305 and replaced it with a 383 stroker, victor intake, aluminum heads, holley 750 cfm carb. , new tires, hooker long tube headers, 2400 rpm torque converter, late 350 weighted flex plate and swapped exhaust to true duals. It now sounds and runs like a dream but i still have work to do. It still looks rough and i plan on overhauling the trans and rear end before i even consider body or interior work.