Hey guys, I'm incredibly new to this site so please don't attack me for not researching the forums first lol. I'm in the research stage of putting a project together with my son to do over the next few years. My first car was a 68' with a straight six. It had very little get up and go but man I loved that car. I've absolutely obsessed over these mustangs ever since. I noticed that the prices of these classics have gone way up over the years so I decided that its time to go ahead and buy a rolling (possibly running) 68' to build up as I get the funds. I plan on selling my bike to get the best car I can for now. As long as I get something soon I can take it apart and clean up the rust, prime and prep it for paint while saving up for motor/transmission. I want to do this build right though so I will take my sweet time on it. I know which year and style I want for our mustang but here is where I get indecisive. Which motor would give me the most bang for the buck? What transmission works with that motor? I've been doing a lot of research and I see that the 351w from a 69 mustang would fit right in and has a TON of options for performance. If that is the case, what can I do for performance upgrades. If we're going to build up this car from scratch I want it to be a BEAST. I want as much horsepower as I can possibly cram under the hood. I'll get outside help for anything I'm unsure of but I really need a good starting point and a plan to build. So once I choose a good motor what are the basics to building up a performance engine? How do I know which parts work together and which ones will fit my motor? Is there anything I should stay away from? Lastly, what else should I be concerned with when choosing my fixer upper? Aside from rust, destroyed interior etc, what are some problems that I should consider for my build? Any experience in building up a muscle car would be greatly appreciated!!!