OK every couple of years I do this to see where everyone lands on this subject. It gives me a sense of who I am associating with. Now before we go any further with this discussion this is not a "drama" thread. It has nothing to do with what is or is not traditional, I think that has been established. It is also not about who is wearing their sphincter for a hat band either, and I personally am not interested in refereeing it. There is a ***report button and if I am not around maybe someone else can use it if things are getting out of hand. OK? All that said, for my enlightenment and that of my fellow HAMBers the question of the day is this, where do you draw the line when it comes to how traditional your builds are. Do you for instance think that an LS engine is OK, or perhaps you would use a MIG welder but not a TIG when you are building or mud instead of lead, repop parts are OK or you must only buld with Gennie old parts. You catch my drift, right? I'll be the first to admit that sometimes the line gets a little wavy when I am building. I may use for instance a period distributer but would not give second thought to converting to electronic. I build with an SBC a lot of the time which is period correct for the type of build (era) that I normally shoot for, but my favorite engine uses an IROC block. I like era correct parts but I may use a repop part if it gets me on the road. Like I said sometimes the line I draw gets a little bit wavy. Next????? *** Note: the report button is not there because someone hurt your feelings or did not agree with you.