OK, good news / bad news...
Originally I got my Hawk to replace my 2011 mustang GT so that I would have a cool car that would not be worth 1/2 of what I paid for it in a few years.
the good news is, my wife told me last week "I have fallen in love with the car and can see us using it for most everything"
For her though, that means that it not only needs to reliable and comfortable - it needs to quit leaking and staining our garage floor and driveway.
The car is currently running well, but loses a little fluid no matter what. I know that I'll be chasing oil/transmission fluid leaks for a while before I get it to a manageable level to suit me, but I still don't think it will suit her.
And so the question is: "Can my 289 and FOM ever be made to stop leaking completely?"
Or is that a pipe dream, and I would need to move to something modern (i.e. SBC and 200R4) to make the engine bay as clean as a modern car?