BTW and further to my rant .... my wife thinks I have lost it, when it comes to my car, as the sorting of issues took a long time and she looked at me and thought I was crazy so many times for keeping it. Any wonder people sell cars with 1000 miles.
You see, as to my spouse, she wants a turn the key and drive car. No waiting for carbs to warm up and no gas stink, oh and No support, no issues. (I do the support of course )
Us males often think we can handle the custom build but in reality, secretly, we think it is a modern car.
I think I was ready for this hand build car because of my experience with so many cars when I was young and this technology was current.
The issue today is that you need to find a whole new set of people that can still do repairs on this type of car or is simply not a parts replacer but can think through and analyse the issues.
In the end, we have a lot of dreams, read that as illusions, and then the builders who try to satisfy those have the issue of bringing into reality or bringing us out of that illusion to reality and making us realize that a more visceral drive is of course why we Dream of the Past. They help to get us there but some never make the full leap and become disillusioned and abort when they realize it is not what they want. That too is a choice. Enjoy your ride