I agree with you, Steve. I'm driven towards driving and Hot Rodding.
I'm a "Paint it back, and put it back" guy.
I like the feel of an old car, and I want it to be up to scratch and modern traffic.
I like them to fast and reliable, and I most confess that my Volvo, is very much up to scratch and handling is good. I'm just a little bummed over the oil pressure.
And Despite I increased the Power from 82ish HP to 125ish HP, I've increased drivability and and reliability a lot. And Modern bearings, modern oil, modern seals, Better cam (they last longer then 60s quality), new 3 Row Radiator and electric fan real make it a good driver. And The Dellortos I run really opened up the power band on that puppy.
And a good honest 1HP per CUI makes it a good car to drive. So I doubt I will do much performance update to the Dolly , but I will do a lot of reliability issues.
I would love to take it to Schweitzerland and visit the previous owner, at some point.
And being my daughter is so much in to cars, I bet she will love it too.
I know it's O/T, but I hope it passes.