Great pics, good story and it looks to be a pretty solid car.
I'm with Dan on this one. Coyote motors are great and all, but the supporting mods necessary are huge. By all means, dive in if you're prepared from a fabrication, time and budget stand point, but I wouldn't do it. You can get 9/10ths of the way there on performance with a decent stroker small block in probably less than half the time. I'm all for modifying cars, especially cars that aren't super-rare like your coupe, but it would make me feel yucky to wipe out the shock towers on my grandpa's car. Maybe that's just me.
I am on board! Should I do a rebuild or a crate blueprint motor? I am definitely open to not spending the extra time and money so I respect and value any and all input. I am definitely not set on one way or another which is why I am excited to be a part of this forum now. It is extremely nice to have a backing of people that have been working on these vehicles for years and have experience and knowledge to show for it.
The full suspension set up, and I mean full, will cost me almost 13k just for the parts. That is for pretty much all Total Control suspensions products they make for the 65 coupe. I have been reading so many posts and so many reviews that my mind is going crazy! I am very indecisive and want to do this the right way and not cut any corners and not have any regrets or have the "man, I wish I woulda done..." So I change my mind like I change my underwear.
I need some input on what to do.
> I want to do a full upgraded suspension and was hoping to do full a coilover conversion. I know that is easier to accomplish on the front than it is on the rear.
> I also don't know if I should fix/rebuild the 4spd in it or just plop a T5 in there.
> I don't know if doing a stroker/roller swap is better or rebuilding and if I do I don't know if I should do efi or just stick with a carb...
I want the car modern and reliable, but I also love the "simplicity" of the car as it was in the 60's. I want something fast, but also reliable and still a daily... My wife wants to kill me since I am constantly running through all the options with her. I'm pretty sure she really couldn't care less
Decisions, decisions! Help me!