I'm one of those "Lurkers" we all keep reading about. I signed up a little while ago and decided to go ahead and post tonight. I'm rebuilding the 1953 F100 I bought as a teenager for the second time. I figure this time should last me the rest of my life. It has it's original flathead 8, stick shift, and straight axle. I like it that way. I had an eleven month distraction, but I'm back in the game again. This is a heck of a great site. I love real traditional hot rods. I'm so sick of "rat rods" "tuners" and expensive showroom cars that I almost hate going to car shows. I went to a "cruise in" last year and didn't even stop. It looked like a scene from the Fast and the Furious.