Rebuilding 69' Road Runner

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My Dad and I just started tearing down his '69 Road Runner the end of December. He is the original own of the car but to me what makes it a rare RR is that it is a convertible. I have been to many car shows and have seen many hard top '69 RR but I have never seen a convertible live. The only place I have ever seen another convertible is online. The car has a 383 in it along with the 4 speed manual transmission.

As of to date we have just finished breaking down the 383 and are now starting to remove the front suspension. We have also started looking for a machine shop so if anyone has any recommendations on a good machine shop on the east side of Atlanta Ga I am open to suggestions. The cylinder walls of a couple of the pistons have some serious scaring so the block will definitely need to be bored out. Which brings me to one of the reasons that I joined this forum. I am looking for suggestions on how to get a little life out of this 383 while not breaking the bank. I was told that the car came with a 3/4 race cam installed from the factory. I have yet to actually try and find any serial numbers on anything to get any kind of specs of the parts. A couple of upgrades that I know are going to take place is the installation of a distributor along with a set of heads and a real carburetor.
 

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I'll start off the demands right now by saying .,..."we want pics "
 

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welcome to FBBO from another road runner guy
 

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Welcome aboard from Ohio. Get yourself a copy of the factory service manual. It shows specs for everything, including the camshaft.
 

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Welcome from Alabama, I have a friend close by that has a real 69 RR convertible 383, 4-speed, with AC. Story goes that the wife wanted a convertible and AC, and he wanted a hot rod.
 

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Welcome to FBBO from NorCal Sierras

good luck with the 69 RR
 

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Welcome aboard Sir, from the middle of the mitten. Best of luck on your build.
 

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Welcome from Illinois! Thanks for sharing your story. It's great that you and your dad are doing this project together. Best wishes to both of you!

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Welcome from Ohio can't wait to see the roadrunner
 
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