Originally Posted by sqzbox
With a nice body like that, I think a rebuild to factory spec's, a set of headers,intake carb, and a nice dialed in ignition, you'd be a happy camper and, it would be reliable and fun to drive. The cubic in. alone will take care of the grunt, for not a lot of money.
factory specs are about 40 years behind today's technology... I agree with the rest though, a good clean engine build with what you already have will make almost anyone a happy camper. You're looking at possibly doubling your power- that's a significant increase and not too hard to achieve.