I am a 48 year old man from NJ. About 18 years ago, I bought a 65 Dodge Polara 500 all original with 65k miles. I was single no children and lived in an apartment, so I had a lot of money to restore her. The interior was in almost excellent condition, so just a few minor things had to be redone. The body was in very good condition minus some rust on the rear quarters. So I had the original 383 pulled out and sold it for $1k. At that point I had the whole car stripped down for new paint and also replaced about 200 feet of trim (I wanted her to be perfect). It took about 1.5 years to get her back together with an amazing paint job that still looks amazing today. Then I decided I wanted her to not only look amazing but I wanted her to sound and perform amazing as well. I found a 65 440 and had it completely rebuilt with the best of the best, aluminum heads, dual quads, billet aluminum serpentine pulley system, custom radiator…. She was a beauty all the way around. Well now I have a wife, 4 young children, a mortgage and a lot less money to keep up with her aging. In the last few years she has started to show her age. The power window motors, power seat motor, windshield wiper motors have all gone bad. The heater core went (bypassed it). But now the big problem. My flex plate came loose from the block. I am almost ready to throw in the towel. I don’t have the time nor money to get her back on the road. My kids will hate me if I get rid of her, they love the evening rides, and car shows, not to mention they all want the car when I pass on. I need some help/advise on how to get her back on the road. Remember I paid for all of the work to be done before, I am very good with my hands with a good mechanical mind. But I have no experience in working on cars, so I feel lost in the woods. Thank you in advance for any way you can help me.