I've been lurking for a while, eating up what I could before actually paying the price of admission... I'm a newb to the world of Binders, but not new to old cars/trucks. About a month ago I purchased a new project; a '77 Traveler, 345, 727 with 3.54 gears, AC, 8-track player (my favorite feature), and swanky 70s tartan/plaid interior (rear seat looks ok, but the front needs reupholstering). Since I purchased the Scout, my daughter and I rebuilt the 2 bbl holley and got it running, topped off all the fluids, replaced the fuel pump, new calipers, and have driven it around the farm a bit. For tenability, I found a 4bbl square bore manifold, and am planning on swapping on an Edelbrock, as I am very familiar with them, and have been happy with their performance (not that I expect much, if any gains going to a 4 bbl...). I have requisitioned some old slot mags and BFG 33 MTs that I will mount up once I get the center bores machined (damn hub), and the 4' suspension lift from Rough Country. I had hoped to have more completed by now, but I had back surgery only a couple weeks after my purchase, then had some complications, all of which has slowed my progress considerably. Over the winter, I plan to drop the trans/xfer case and replace seals, etc. and convert to a twin stick. The quarters and rockers have some cancer, but I plan to put my new welder to good use after I get it into good running order. Thought I'd introduce myself and say hey. I'm in southern Idaho but have lived all over the country/world. My 11 year old daughter will likely inherit the Scout some day, so she does a lot of the grunt work. My wife, too, has been a trooper, doing some of the really heavy lifting. She's a good woman. I'll post pictures later, or else it didn't happen.