When I was in my 20s, 30s and 40s and drove old cars and trucks I always used to seek out the old mechanics wherever I lived because they were the ones who knew all the little tricks about working on the old stuff. Little tricks like knowing that the old stuff makes alot more acceptable noise while running and driving than new stuff does. I.E. "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." ( All the while doing proper maintenance of course ) Now that I am turning 55 I find that most of all the great old time mechanics are gone or on their way to being gone. Guys who would be my father's age or older. So recently while thinking I needed to find an old guy ( for a particular issue) who has years of knowledge working on old stuff I realized that he who I sought after was in fact myself. We are it, us new old-guys. Not to say a young feller doesn't know stuff, in fact all you young guys are the old guys of tomorrow who the next set of young whipper-snappers will be looking to for old vehicle knowledge. And not to say that just being old makes me/us a master of all old automotive knowledge either. In fact I rely upon both the young guys and the old guys on this forum for the wealth of knowledge you guys possess. I have to admit that over the past 35 years or so of working on old stuff that I have probably forgotten more at this point than I have time left to re-learn. But I'll keep my old '49 running with the help of all you guys despite myself.