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When I bought the car, it was with the understanding that at some murky time in the recent past, the engine had been rebuilt to some unknown degree. I couldn't make up my mind as to whether this was a good or bad thing. I'd rather have an engine untouched than rebuilt by newbs (even though I consider myself a newb). Based on these pictures that turned up hidden in the rear seats, disorganized rednecks half-assedly took apart and reassembled the top end. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that this was also the point where the car lost its original Carter four barrel carb and gained the massive Holley that currently runs rich and has no electric choke. Sigh.