Bought this '74 a week ago and made the journey to pick it up this past Fri./Sat.283 conversion,3 speed on the floor. It's the first vehicle I've bought only seeing pics and,well,I was hoping for the best.The PO assured me it would make the 600 mile return trip with no problem - and the heater worked. I flew into Boise Friday morning.This Pig needs some lovin.The PO loaded me up with lots of spare parts and a box of manuals and cruiser literature<great.Did the paperwork,checked fluids etc.,and hit the road at about 12:30 PM. Well this Pig has earned my undying respect!Stopping only for gas and snacks we drove for about 7 hours at 65-70 MPH without a single problem.(Of course I had driven it around Boise a bit to see how it handled before we left.)Has a radio but couldn't hear it. Most of the day was excellent weatherwise-just a couple of short showers.Saw some snow at higher elevations but the roads were clear. Had to spend the night in Ellensburg,Wa. bout 100 or so miles from Seattle where we had parked our car at the airport.The hotel clerk said that there was a snowfall warning over night and that the upcoming Snoqualmie Pass may be impassable.Oh well,I needed sleep. Woke up to snow on the ground. Made the decision to give it a shot and stop if it looked too ugly. Well it was ugly but the Pig went over the top like it was born to.We passed several vehicles stuck in the snowbacks,and one rollover.Not sure if they closed the pass after... The rest of the trip was uneventfull but I don't think that many other 33 year old unrestored vehicles could have made the same trip-unless it was another cruiser! Didn't mean to be so long winded.Heres some pics of the trip.Will start a resto thread in the future-this Pig deserves it.