Congrats on your brave purchase. I recently(July 08') bought 1976 24' at a distance, flew to pick it up and drove it 1,200 miles from Raleight, NC to Detroit, MI. It had sat for some time(3 years) so I had the owner take it to his mechanic and go through the DOT certification. I ended up buying 6 new tires, replaced all belts and some hoses, bulbs, fluids, starter, and some other incidentary items. I was lucky it did not need major work and drove like a dream on the way home. Let me know if there is anything I can help with.