New Autometer Ultra-Lite gauges. Initially, I will only replace the
factory setup. Later, I plan on placing a fuel pressure gauge on the
hood. In addition, I may install an O2 sensor in each exhaust pipe, and
I will install a gauge for each on the hood as well.
4-point or 5-point seat belts. Bucket racing seats are still a debate.
A new nose.
New paint job. My '85 SS Monte Carlo is currently primer black. It
will be painted two-tone metallic black / metallic grey.
A longtime goal is to put in a blown 377. Most likely, I will pull the
'85 off the road and do a frame-up restoration. Some considerations are:
Weiand 6-71 blower, solid roller cam, fully-ported and CNC-machined
aluminum heads, and a butterfly inlet.
A new engine. It will a rebuilt 305 or 350. Some considerations are:
Summit cast-iron heads (67cc chambers, 2.02 / 1.60 valves, 165cc intake
runners, ~$650 per pair), about a .480-lift cam, flat-top pistons, an
Edelbrock Performer intake, and shorty headers.
New paint job. It will be repainted the same cranberry red, which is
a variation of candy-apple red.