Well, I've gone and done it again! Your old buddy has spent $1500 on another car. Don't worry, I've still got the old '79 Cougar, but now I also lumber around in my '78 T-bird. She's a real beauty, light jade glow, with a dark green interior. She also has an 8-track player, with a glovebox full of tapes. That Elvis had some good stuff.
To propell her, she uses a 351M/400 engine and a C4 three speed automatic tranny. She has those neat flip-up light covers and they actually work. The paint is in nearly perfect condition and it is remarkably nice, considering that I am the 4th owner. When I bought the beast, She was filthy and running on fumes, I thought we'd have to push it to the filling station, but after $35 in gas a a quick cleanup, she was the gem of the neighborhood.
I hope to someday replace the cranks, pistons, etc., for just a wee bit more power. In the mean time, however, she needs to get the tires balenced, and her buddy, the Cougar REALLY needs a paintjob. Someday, someday.
If you have the means to support a monster like this, I highly reccomend it. She is really slow off the line, but you can pass anything with that monster engine. She's also comfortable and fun to drive.