Friend bought a 1972 corvette for another buddy. Both love the old cars but have close to zero mechanical aptitude. local old school mechanics are very pricey in there area. SO, We trailer it to a friends shop and the fun begins. Pull motor and trans for rebuilding,I end up finding a 383 stroker from local performance shop, heard it run on dyno. Picked it up for 4K. My buddies instructions were to fix everything and I warned him this could go bad. Long story short, new stroker, new trans, new suspension fore and aft, new brakes including booster and master, new heater box, all new front end conponents, new quickfuel. All this before it goes to my painter............18K. Initial plan was for 10K, well I warned them. When this unit is done he will have around 75K canadian in it for a show 1972 vette. In defense of the project the car will be very nice and my buddies dream will be fulfilled with this car.