That is going to fill the engine compartment. He may not be able to fit any paint in. Glad to see he is upgrading the brakes. He'll need them.
Yep it would be scary on the old brakes/steering. What surprises me is the same generation that designed the P-51 etc. build brakes systems that were grossly under rated. 6000# of Buick on 10 x 1 1/2" brakes