I’ll bet that car experience was 1000x better because of your work to get it on the road. Cool story.Had a red on red 69 427/425 horse when I graduated high school in 1981. It was my 3rd car. It was wrecked and totaled when I bought it from the insurance company. I had to do a lot of work to get it on the road, but it was my dream car! There isn't a day that goes by that I don't regret letting it go.