Cut the back half off the car
So to start the new project I need to clean up the mess of the current projects. The Manta was a really fun car with the 500 in it. It was just absolutely terrifying to drive. There is no way to describe the fear most people had when they got to go for a ride in the car. But suffice to say it was probably the most dangerous car on the road. It had ok brakes and ok handling. Nothing special just ok. But coupled with that much power it was insane. So I have came up with a plan to make a very good street car and it does not involve using the 500.
The first step is to redo the frame and do some upgrades on it. I will be getting rid of a lot of weight out of the front end since it doesn’t need to hold up to the kind of abuse it used to handle. I also need to change to the round headlights and a few other odds and ends. Then it is time to start building the new drivetrain setup. Hopefully it will be a rolling car again soon.