So I have had my 69GS since high school. I am a 1985 graduate. While I raised my family and had a career with the same company for over 33 years, the GS sat in cob webs most of those years. I was caught up in the Pro Street craze in the 90’s and tubbed the car and put a 6 point cage in it. The time has come to blow the cob webs off. Back when it was tubbed it was on a 20 something year olds budget. Outside of the Art Morrison ladder bar kit narrowed ford 9inch and a fresh rebuilt stock 400 motor, mild crane cam hooker headers, B4B and turbo 350 with manual valve body and shift kit, 90/10 shocks and new front coil springs the car was stock. Fast forward to present, I’m retired and spending as much time now as possible in the garage and at car shows with a couple other cars, finding myself wanting to race more and more. There is a new motor in the works. I started out thinking continuing to make a bad ass street car but the Buick Bash kind of got me hooked on wanting to pursue racing more. Although I am a late bloomer to the racing world I would like to be able to race this car as confidently as possible as far as where safety, handling & durability is regards to and with minimum breakage. My questions to the group is what advice or suggestions do you have in parts and building the GS now to handle drag racing action? Is rebuilt stock front end good or go tubular?opinions on rack and pinion steering? Best brakes? Ditch ladder bars for 4 link? What is suggested ? The engine builder says the motor will be capable of some serious times if I can get the car to hook. The trans now is a built th400 with a brake and 4500 stall. Any electronics suggested?