Much of the plant has fallen into disrepair, including the portion the Yankee Air Museum is eyeing. The factory floor is littered with debris that sits among rusted-out and busted-up equipment once used to make transmissions.
Norton and his colleagues hope to change that soon.
The millions left to raise represents "a significant amount of money," he said.
"However, if we didn't think we could do it, we wouldn't have started it in the first place."