Well, in this case it is my buddy, my car is shown in my avatar (1985 T/A) and I chose to build it up the RIGHT way
I spent thousands on suspension upgrades, SFC's, strengthening the tranny, and rebuilding the rear before the original 305 ever came out. Everyone knew I was putting money into my car but they wondered why it wasn't getting any faster. I told them I liked my butt in one piece and I wanted a stable platform to put some power into, not the other way around.
Thanks for the link to the rear girdle, I may need to get him one of those as well. My buddy better pony up some free beer for saving his hide once again