Got it at 15 so 22 years ago. Drove it to high school entire yr at 15. When I turned 16 went into office for parking pass they said didn’t u drive it all last year said yea but now I’m 16 w a license!!!!! Lol. Was a 2.8l v6 nice little cherry bomb and plate said mattsv8 plan was all along to V8 it but hell I was 15 and made 6.50 a hr to build atv’s @yamaha dealer. Never been rich. Dad helped with the first engine we pulled it from a 67 chevy impala and the powerglide. Did a 100 percent stock rebuild. 283 ran same et as the 2.8l. Lol it was a turd. I was Young started bolting on prices that sounded cool but in no way helped it. Then got a friend told me about a 350 motor for 300 bucks. I said he’ll why not. Painted it chevy orange and rocked it. I was shifting it at 7000 rpm. And it lived a few years. When I pulled it it has 10 broken rings. Didn’t smoke that bad either. Then I played a few years w other basic 350s. By now I was making a little money so I did a 100 percent strip street motor. Forged gm crank eagle pink rods and trw heavy as he’ll 12.4:1 pistons. 0 decked it tq plate fresh herbs bearings I gapped my first set of rings w it. Ran it for 14 years ran a 6-71 blower on it ran shit ton of nitrous 175 225 and 275 shot. 9.90s got slow. Had a great time w it but wanted to move on. So I stepped to turbos. Got a s488. Made and proceeded to run 8.89@153 on my 2nd ever 010 gm blocks build. Now it’s twin s475s and the new goal is 7s. Still 100 percent street truck full interior roll up windows stereo system headliner sound deadner and carpet.