My 70 'Cuda was my first car, purchased in 1977, for $1300. I am the third owner and know the second owner and original owner. The original engine has never been rebuilt and has only needed a valve job and a timing chain. When I considered doing a rebuild, I found another 70 340 and rebuilt it first, to try out the best shop I could find. The fresh motor runs great, but I wasn't 100% happy with the shop. So, I plan to use the fresh motor in another 70 340 E-body that's missing it's original motor (if I can find one). But, I still need to find a good shop that I trust with the original motor, so I can remove the current motor and reinstall the original one. Meanwhile, I am doing a 4-wheel disc conversion, with 13" front rotors and 6-piston calipers, and 12" rear rotors with 4-piston calipers. The inspiration for doing the bigger brakes was finally finding 17x9 forged aluminum wheels with the correct offset (in the picture showing just one wheel on the car), and which provided room for the bigger brakes. Prior to the 17x9's, I had 16x8's on the car (in the picture of the whole car), but they weren't big enough to clear the brakes I wanted. I also installed TTI headers and exhaust system, a 1.125" Quickor front sway bar and an OEM .75" rear sway bar. And, I just installed a brand new 489 third member, stuffed with 3.91 gears and a Torsen style limited slip, and a 4-speed pedal set that I restored, in preparation for installing a 5-speed manual, to replace the automatic.