I wanted to introduce myself as a new member and fellow B-body owner, twice over - a '79 Caprice Classic sedan and an '83 Olds Delta 88 Royale sedan. They were my first and second cars, both inherited, and I couldn't bear to part with them. They've been parked since the late '90s and I'm now able to give them some care - but I have my work cut out in the usual B-body trouble spots, as I've found in initial assessment. They're not basket cases, but they'll definitely build skills and character. Fortunately, my dad restores tractors and has a very nice shop for doing that, and I think is secretly kind of geeked at the prospect of working with me on this. The Caprice will be first, for an as-close-to-original restoration as budget and skills will allow; the Olds will follow for a more fun build once the Chevy's done, but another topic for another time.
Anyway, I just wanted to stop in, say hello, and thank all of you for the information I've already found here. It's going to be a lot of work but the tips and leads I've found on here already have made me feel better and inspired to do this. I look forward to learning a lot more from this board as I assess the cars' condition and build my plan of attack. Thanks, y'all.