Another clear that I have not seen mentioned on this board is the water based polyurethanes. I used it a lot and always had good results. Dries hard and fast and can be sanded and polished if needed. Carver Tripp is what I used Thinned with windshield washer fluid.
Friend of mine had one of those back in the 80's. Had an 8V71 with manual trans and he constantly had trouble with the shift linkage. It also had a remote mounted AC compressor. Was driven by a small driveshaft.