Moments before the magazine went to press, it was smoky burnout time! The car ran dang good, only leaked a little (at the heater bypass caps-no surprise), and didn't even overheat. The loose converter, freeway gears, and rock-hard bias-ply treads added up to awesome burnouts-200 feet, officially. Once we get this thing to the muffler shop, it'll be a good driver and a perfect starting point for a basic street machine. El Cheapo lives.