I just bought a 69 Skylark. This will be my daily driver and all around town car, but my commute is about a mile.
Originally a 6 cyl, now a 455/th400/12 bolt, with a 2004R ready to go in at some point. Pretty solid overall car, with the exception of some things that will have to be replaced.
Wheels/tires: Currently a 90's fabulous set of 15x7's and worn tires. Looking at the MB Wheels "Old School" in 17x8, and some BFG G-Force sport comp-2 in 255/45/17 for about $1100 mounted and shipped.
Brakes: Currently non-power 4 wheel drums, with one front wheel locking up under moderate pressure. I'd like to go to power front disks, seems like there are sooo many options...
Suspension: Currently stock and just plain worn out. I'll need to do a full front end rebuild, but also would like to improve handling and comfort with some modern parts. The rear has air shocks. I'm somewhat overwhelmed here with endless options, and what is really needed for a safe, well performing suspension.
I'm just looking for any ideas, and appreciate any help! I've been wrenching on cars old and new for about 20 years, had more F-body's than I can count, but new to the A-body. I'm also a helicopter mechanic in real life haha. Thanks again!