Well I went for it- this car which was pulled from a field and not really running, just carried me from Austin Texas to Poughkeepsie, NY. This after only running about a half tank of gas through it around austin!
The car ran great, even climbed the mountains with no issue, never warmed up at all. It runs terrible when its cool outside because of my single barrel carter carb with totally siezed up idle/mix feedback circuitry, but once on the highway it was fine. I did have a wheel shake between 60-70mph, which is still a mystery to me considering everything is new, but I'm changing the last non-new parts up here to fix it- struts, and ordered an EMPI axle to test if its perhaps a defective oreilly axle. I also ordered sway bar bushings and strut rod bushings as well as new strut bearing kits- that makes the front end of this car newer than my 2013 fiat.
The brat has earned my trust, with help from usmb members!
Camping at walmart: