Ok... seeing if anyone else has had the same experience: I grew up a Chevy (GM) guy. My Father and my Grandfather both had GM cars and trucks- always. My first car was a Cadillac. Ive always had GMC trucks. My Dad has a couple AD chevy trucks, and when it came time for me to start working on old cars and trucks, Chevy was a natural choice. I learned how to effectively and economically hop up an SBC. I could afford the parts and I could do the work... and man was I prejudiced against anything other than GM products, particularly Ford. Now I have done quite a few builds, the last one being a 53 belair. Naturally I kept it all Chevy (350/4 spd.). I did the best I could, and the car is fast, stable, and presentable. It was a fun project. But I recently picked up a real ratty 53 Ford sedan that someone at one time put a 302/c4 in. I bought it to flip, but within a couple weeks of working on it I have fallen in love with this car. The 302 is a strong engine that sounds incredible. Today I changed the intake gaskets in about 30 minutes... I didnt even have to pull the distributor. Am I a traitor? I dont think so? I love my belair, and my 46 GMC... but my opinions are changing and I can really understand why the Ford guys are so crazy for their cars. Mopar........ thats a different story.