Steve: Thanks for your reply. The problem with the trans case is as I stated, corosion from being in NY state. The case was all pitted and almost looks like it was sand blasted. I'am going to have to sand it with 220 then 500 then scotch-bright, being carefull not to lose detail, I guess. Then I will use something like phosphoric acid to return the gray as cast finish.
The car is a 69 los-angeles car 01d. It spent most of it's adult life in Arizona. I thought that would be a good thing (no rust to speak of) but I have never seen a car so worn out in my life. Next to nothing was re-usable except sheet metal. No two bolts matched on the entire car... most were missing.All rubber and palstic parts were totally dried out and would break apart in your hands.
The car has a work order no. on the cowl tag of P116, which, I gather, means nothing. It appears to have been a rs-ss car (12 bolt, dual exhaust, front disc and large hole in fire wall for vacuum hoses or cowl ing. wiring) hard to tell for sure.
I found an aluminum 427 (my friend at the engine shop had it, he got it from someone in PA) I got it from him and plan to do the car as one of the one's Fred Gibbs had made. I even got a column shift for the automatic. Some people would call it a clone..I pefer Frankenstine, sense nothing will be done on a celular level. I just collect parts from the grave yards.....
This site has been a great help to me and I'm curious how John Z keeps the bottom of his car so nice being an original non-restored car?