What should I do with 64 GTO original motor and trans?
I am in the process of restoring a highly documented, two owner 1964 Pontiac GTO post coupe (126,481 miles). I happened to stumble across a freshly built 1965 WG code 421 and muncie 4 speed transmission, so I to jumped at the opportunity. However, like many projects out there, mine has stalled because of money. Additionally, I have no idea what to do with the original motor and trans. I initially thought that I would pack them up, and sell them with the car if I ever had to sell it, but then I got to thinking, why would anyone want to un-do a car that has been converted from a 389/auto to a 421/4spd? At any rate, I guess I am looking for advice on two questions. Should I keep the original motor/heads/trans/intake/exhaust/timing cover/carb, or am I better off trying to market the car later on with all of the original equipment. Additionally, if I do get rid of the motor, what is the market for these things? I have included some of the engine numbers below to provide a bit of additional info. I will do my best to describe where the markings came from. Any advice or information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance for your assistance on this.
79J 420636 (passenger side front of block below head)
9773383 Arma Steel (Crank)
9773155 (Rear of block near distributor opening)
Date code: both heads and block have a date code of D14 (there is an additional 4 on the block D144)