Please forgive my ignorance since this is new to me but how reliable are Ford flathead V8 engines? I am looking at a 1953 F100 pickup with a newly rebuilt flathead V8 and an original rebuilt automatic transmission. I am absolutely in love with this truck and in order to afford it I will have to sell my super reliable daily driver (don't ask) and make the truck a daily driver. Would I be better off finding a truck with a modern engine & suspension transplant? I would like to add an air conditioning system but would otherwise leave it pretty stock besides lowering it a little. Thanks!