These pictures were taken in 1990 as sort of a before reference. They were taken right at Pyramid Dam where the old highway ended, this area is now closed to traffic about 2 miles back.
I finally had the resources to have the engine rebuilt for the second time, now I was a little wiser, I went with a recommendation of Valley Head Service in Northridge, CA. For a while we didn't know what we were going to do; best they could get the bores cleaned out to was .060 over and they were having a difficulties finding pistons, custom pistons were out of the questions as was a new block. New pistons were located and we were back in business. This time I had a red engine. They also had difficulties trying to locate a proper 273 balancer.
Car ran great, married, money was good, I was happy! It was decided that if we were going to keep the car we might as well restore it, so the disassembly started. In the process the engine was relocated to the '73 Barracuda that I had with no engine. Not as simple as it would you would think, needless to say I fudged it. Now for the downslide; car apart, money in the bank... great job ends! Money starts to fade... Divorce!
That was 1993, the car and parts were put into storage. For a couple years the car was in a Self-Storage then for another year it was in my brother's garage. All this time I lived two hours miles away. After being in my brother's garage for a year he was starting to need the space so the car was moved to my other brother's yard for another year. In October 2000 I got a new job in Lompoc, CA so I moved into a house with a garage, for the first time in almost eight years the car was back in my garage.