Letting it sit the garage and collect dust. Drive it on occasion. It really is a waste of money but I like my projects. I will probably hold onto it for quite a few years if I do it right. Luckily I have no money into the car which helps.
I am contracting with a machine shop today to build my long block. When I am done with it I should be at right around 550 HP at the rear wheels. That is already pushing it for most stock items in the car.
OK, I settled on building a 5.7 stroker, all forged and balanced Crank, rods and pistons, bored .030 over, cam and a few other goodies. Not sure if I am going to port and polish the heads yet, not sure if I am going to need it. When the motor is done it will be a 6.6 liter 396 Hemi. I should have the motor in my hands in about 4 weeks if there is no back orders on parts. I am kind of excited.
This one should need traction bars with this motor but if it does I will. I will be doing full suspension and steering upgrades along with a good set of tires that are affordable so I can keep replacing the rears. I am looking at rear end upgrades but there is not a lot available. I will at least get a better cover for cooling and run a good synthetic fluid. Trying to figure out what I might need for trans upgrade. Everyone says its good now but if I have the motor out its easy to pull the trans at this point. This is getting expensive quick.
No testing in idaho. That and so far the only thing I will be taking off is the cats. It will still be computer controlled minus the mds system which is what shuts it down to 4 cylinders on the highway. I could have kept it but it involves different valve springs which means less power. My mileage may drop a bit or a lot, depending on my foot.