Took a good look at the wiring on my old car over the weekend and it's in need of some upgrading. Too many electrical loads a 60yr old car was never intended to handle. The bloody to do list keeps growing. So far, the essentials seem to be:
Remount the fuel pump behind the tank
All new fuel lines
New alternator (got one out of a Toyota truck.)
Rewire all high current areas forward of the firewall.
Junk the mechanical fan for a big electric one out of a Ford Taurus.
After that, I'll have a last crack at unsticking the troublesome lifter and if that doesn't work. It's new solid roller lifters, new pushrods and a new valley plate so I don't have to pop a sodding cylinder head off every time I want to get to them.
If that isn't enough - I'd still like to swap the current 1 3/4" headers for a 2" set I have, then fit a modern steering box and maybe some stiffer torsion bars, so it's not quite so terrifying to drive.