Since the last update I also bought a couple more shiney parts. The original mirror was toast and I didn't much like the style of it anyway so, I've been looking for something to replace it. I like to have mirrors on both sides of my cars too and I only had one of the original. I ended up with a set of repop '58 Chevy mirrors that I think will look pretty good on the car.
I also bought an Edelbrock Performer manifold for the 500. They say that the super low profile stock manifold really strangles these big engines so, this should help it breath.