For the exhaust we chose Hedman Hedders. We also installed one of their X-pipes.Engine (Buddy's Stash)$200.00Mounts (Schumacher Creative Services)$135.00Radiator (U.S. Radiator)$385.00Used bellhousing (Buddy's Stash)$40.00Driveshaft (Buddy's Stash)$100.00Tranny (Buddy's Stash)$200.00Headers (Hedman Hedders)$294.00Carburetor (Holley)$580.00
While we were at it, we rebuilt the rear suspension with new spring bushings and shocks.Disc Brake Kit (Master Power Brakes)$795.00Rear springs (Springs 'n' Things)$150.00Torsion bars (Mancini Racing)$135.0014-inch Rallye wheels (Buddy's Stash)Freebies Tires (Firestone)$224.00Shocks (Summit Racing)$26.95 x 4
Costs were tallied at the time the parts were acquired. We do not guarantee that they have not changed since then. - Legal disclaimer to keep our butts out of trouble.
Well, we blew it; we are 717 big ones over the budget. I know, it usually happens this way, but it would have been nice to stay under the line. (Note to self-maybe Dulcich won't mind if I don't pay him this month). There's no doubt that we could have built this car for under $4,000, but we would have had to skimp and compromise in places where we didn't want to. The bottom line is this: It's a good idea to have a budget and to try to stay within it. I have yet to build a car without underestimating the cost. I bet I'm not alone, am I?