1987 RC w/318 2wd 162k miles with low compression and leaks faster than you can put it back.
Found 1984 RC w/360 (junker) as my donner. Purchased for $300 removed 360 and all related brackets, cables, linkages etc. The 360 was suprisingly in good shape. No broken stuff or extrem ware. cylinders were not worn and within limits so I just honed them and used standared size rings. Crank turned .010, new clevite 77s, edelbrock 1406 600cfm carb, 262/270 comp cam, new valves & springs. Assembly went smooth. Replaced rear diff with Limited slip (Auburn) diff and 3:55.1 gears
It was the small problems that almost made me start drinking. From the start the parts house got me the wrong timing chain, gasket kit had wrong rear main seal, wrong oil pan gasket, wrong springs, freeze plug kit missing plugs. Found out the hard way that the converter from the 360 would not fit the shaft on the trans from the 318 (ordered B&M flex plate), starter hit flex plate (sawed flange on starter to clear). Header on driver side hit frame in 3 places (fixed with hammer) and had to remove 5 times. drivers side motor mount bracket had to be replaced with one from 318. During this 4 week time I spent 2 weeks waiting for parts and 2 weeks cussing. But on 5/30/03 7pm it was all worth it when it came to life and all worked with no leaks. I dont think my neighbors appreciated it as much as I did but it will be monday before i can get the mufflers installed. Hehehe.