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Hi All,

Brand new member here. Please excuse my rookie questions and terminology.. I've been looking for a classic 65-67 for quite some time now and found one I'm seriously considering. It's a 66 coupe with a 347 stroker which was supposedly rebuilt a couple years ago and 4 speed tranny.
Went to check it out and all looked pretty good for the asking price. Upon firing it up, it took a few tries and pumps of the gas pedal to get it started and once it turned over, sounded a bit rough. Took a good 5-10 mins to start idling decently. I'm thinking it's gonna need to be tuned up and carb tuned or rebuil or maybe new. It's a 4 barrel Holley on it now with manual choke.
It was a tough to drive with the 4 speed and me not being used to the clutch which I'm not too concerned about. It did have some hesitation and seemed to choke when pushing down on the gas.
The other issue was the brakes.. Has original drums on all 4 and looks to be original cylinder. When I first started driving and tried to stop,The pedal went all the way to the floor and car kept rolling. I then pumped the pedal a few times and it helped a bit. Still not good stopping power at all. Was a little scary with the brake situation.

So my 2 concerns..

Besides the Carb needing a tune or rebuild. What could I be looking at repair wise? Maybe plugs, wires, etc.?

Brakes.. Definitely want to upgrade to discs in the front and a new, probably dual cylinder. Any other thoughts on this?

I'm all in and know that I will be putting some time and money into this thing.

Thank you in advance for you input!
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Sounds about right on what you have said so far. But you do not give much other info. You need to really look these cars over very well for rust, bad rubber items, and stupid fixes. Body work is not fun or cheap.
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