My 67 is numbers matching, front to rear, and as far as I can tell has never had any major engine work, such as a rebuild, etc.
It has developed a few leaks (rear main seal), etc. and I have decided that if I am going to continue to drive it on a weekly basis that it is time to make a move on it.
My research shows that the costs will be relatively equal (+/- a few hundred $$$) either way, and my options are:
1) Pull the motor and send it off to a machine shop such as Central Virginia Machine where it will be rebuilt from the ground up, dished pistons, new rods, valve train, etc.to bring it up to modern specs inside, while maintaining the original heads, manifolds, carb, etc. and original look, outside.
2) Pull the motor, put it into storage, and install another motor with all of the modern bells and whistles, aluminum heads, manifold, new carb, etc. for weekend driving fun, retaining the original motor, in original condition, to be passed on to a new owner should I ever decide to sell the car.
I would appreciate anyone's opinion(s) regarding the Pros and Cons of either option above.