My next project was rewiring the car. It was a pretty big undertaking considering that the body was still on the frame. The reason for redoing the wiring is because the old harness had been cut and spliced about a million times from the old owner and I was getting strange electrical problems all over the place. The wiring kit I bought was from Painless wiring.This is a picture of the GM 18 circuit kit. I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. The car acts just like a new car with the wiring system being very solid. Painless reps also helped me when I had problems installing and also sent me a new horn relay becuase the one on there burned out. While I was wiring the car I couldn't figure out how to get the stock radio to work with the new harness. So I took the radio out and made a wood piece out of exotic wood to match my steering wheel and hold a cd player in. I've always wanted a cd player over a radio. I like burning my own cd's and playing them. Here's a picture of how that came out. If you go back a page or two you can see what the center cluster looked like before the wiring job last year. Next is the steering column and wheel that I used in the car. I choose to use the Ididit Billet column becuase they use all new parts and it has a nice look to it. The steering wheel is from Grant. I never ended up using the harness for the steering column though. I cut it off becuase when I connected it to the female end included in the harness it just fell apart and it really wasn't a strong connection. So instead I called up Precision Race Services and ordered an 8-pin deutsch connector. Let me say that that connector is very nice and it clips together tight. Here's a picture of how the whole thing turned out. This is the column, the gauges, and the cd player. As of this moment this is the finished interior.Next project is the stoker engine buildup. I've been working on buying parts for the engine and it should be completed sometime around the end of the summer. Maybe late August would be a good expected date. The engine is a 4-bolt chevy 350 block that I picked up off a friend. I'm building a 385 stroker engine. Roller cam and roller rockers. Should be pretty crazy when I finish it. It's looking to be 460hp and 520 ft/lbs or torque. That should be enough to get me moving pretty quick. I already have the rotating assembly and here's some pictures of the SRP pistons and the rods. The pistons are forged 10.0-1 and are .040" over. More pictures of the buildup are coming soon. I'll take a picture or two of the AFR heads when they come in next month. 7/8/02 The roller cam is on it's way from Crower. Unfortunatly the roller lifters are on backorder becuase the company that was making all the lifters for the US went out of business or something similiar to that. I also have Crower Stainless Steel rockers coming in a 1.5 ratio.7/17/02 Hey I gotta give Crower big props for sending me those roller lifters so fast. I called them last week and was wondering if the rollers were really backordered till August. The manager in charge of internet commerce said she would get back to me. She calls back like 1hr later and says "It's all straightened out" The cam is alreading on it's way with the rollers and the rockers. Not only do they make some awesome cams but they have great customer service as well. So as of now I have the cam, lifters, rollers, pistons, crank, rods, bearings and block. I still have to deck the block to make it a 9" block. That will give me the correct compression by SRP's specs. Here's some pictures of the cam, stainless rockers, and rollers.Gotta love them stainless rockers. They'll outlast the engine! And the crower boxes the parts came in are pretty fancy too.