Hey fellas, long time no post. My aunt recently decided to give me her 1965 Ranchero. Its Lime Gold, 289, 3spd auto (column), 4bbl Holley, dual exhaust with cherry bombs. My uncle did a full restoration about 20 years ago. Paint, interior, engine rebuild, undercoating, and bedliner (unfortunately as it's not factory). But the thing is gorgeous, period correct to a 70s/80s daily driver. Bench seat, lap belts, all original stuff... but I'm worried about safety and reliability. First thing. She said it ran beautifully but wouldn't start when it was warm. My guess is vapor lock/boiling fuel... Second it's not 100% complete, I have all the parts to install, but they're not in yet. Headliner, under-hood insulation, latch handle on the tail gate, some screws missing from the bed trim. Little things. Third. It's not completely stock. The grill has been blacked out, there are black stripes on the hood, and it has period rally wheels... Lastly (and the worst) it's been sitting for 10 years, in an un-heated barn, on blocks under the axle and subframe. It was 'winterized' by a mechanic she knows. When I went to look at it this last weekend the plug wires were off (guessing they put an oil mist in the cylinders) there were dryer sheets under the air cleaner, there was some oil on the intake (more mist maybe) and the gas tank was emptied, but had a faint smell of varnish. So, I'm going to get this thing running and driving again, but am wondering if push comes to shove where should I stop before hurting the over-all value of the truck? Must haves: Shoulder seatbelts Center brake light Non-points ignition Would like to haves: Electric fan Electric fuel pump Tow hitch Vintage air Modern distributor, maybe electronic ignition module Dream haves: EFI (Holley Sniper) I think I have a fairly modest list, though over-all expensive. But I feel like the total list would improve upon what the Ranchero is, without pushing it into the realm of swapping the powerplant or suspension. Any insight? I will post a build thread once I pick her up!