Sorry for taking so long to get back. The v8 car is wrecked, radiator into the engine and also has been rearended, so using that body is no good. The trans from it slips also, so I guess I'm just going to have to fix that timing case leak for now, and get a good tranny for the v8, or rebuild that one. If I'm going to use the v8, it will have to be a rebuild and hi-perf project, which means I'm going to have to get a garage built one of these days. Thanks for your help and information. If I do trade my son out of these cars, you'll probably hear from me more in the future. I had a 67 XR7 in 1977 when I was 18 and really love these cars.