Five months later and we're back on the road. I still have a laundry list of things to button up and the brakes are still dicey, but the old orange crate is off jack stands and on the road!
After a small false start, where I stalled and then flooded the engine while driving down the ramp from our upper garage area, we were on the road. The car ran strong, and was purring like a kitten for over 20 minutes. We only drove 1.6 miles, but had a ball.
Once I get the brake adjustments squared away, we'll go out on a longer shake down cruise.