Help me decide
'66 GTO, "B" title, I acquired when my uncle passed away a few years ago. I have pulled the 389 out of it because it needs to be rebuilt, badly, & God only knows whats under the paint on the body. I call it a "20 footer", looks good from 20 feet away. Anyway, I can never sell the car (part of it being given to me, must stay in the family), & was thinking on putting in a crate engine, 350 or something like that & doing somewhat of a resto-mod, with disk brakes & things of that nature. I want to give it to my son when he gets his driving lic., well, I'll let him drive it every now & then. What I'm asking is, is this a good idea? Should I just rebuild the 389? I don't care so much about the value & original status because it can't be sold. If I was to use a crate engine, I would always have the original engine in the garage, hopefully rebuilt over time. Has anyone here done this type of thing, "resto-mod"? Or is this a voo-doo type of thing? Thanks for any input, good or bad, in helping with decision.