You really need to move! I-85 from Charlotte to Atlanta was built for speed. Long straight stretches, a few hills and long,sweeping curves makes it perfect for Sunday morning speed runs! More than 1 fool has lead police on 100+ mph chases. I've got 3 more than competent mechanics and 4 late model race shops within 6 miles of me. And J, my tame mechanic, but his schedule is nuts for this kind of build. But you're right. Nothing beats restoring and original except maybe doing the build with modern performance under an original.