Hello?...........Hello?............Is this thing on? After lurking for the last 6 months, I've taken the plunge and have screwed up enough courage to make this an initial post. Why do I need courage, you ask? Well, see, when I was very much younger, I wanted to be a race car driver. All my life, I wanted to be a race car driver. Not the roundy round kinda race cars, but the left turn, right turn, uphill, downhill, second gear through 5th gear kinda race car. So, I lived and breathed Formula 1, and most kinds of European style road racing. Which meant that I was heavily interested in European cars...........none of that greasy, oily Detroit Iron stuff. I wanted Aluminum! Magnesium! Titanium! Unobtanium! Fiberglass! I said stuff like.."shunt!"...driving "10/10ths!"...was "QUICK" through that section! I bought "tyres"........... I actually went through all the phases of sports car competition, including autocross, rallies, and over time I earned and held a National Competition License for over 15 years. I owned, maintained and raced Formula Vees all during that time. Then......you know.........LIFE happened, as it usually does....... About a year ago, at age 58, my life happened REAL HARD. I had a stress-related heart attack and a TIA stroke within a relatively short period of time. Turned out I was physically the healthiest heart attack and stroke victim the local ER had ever seen. Guess what? Time to start something a little less stressful. No more 18 hour day consulting gigs, no more supervising and directing 12 IT Engineers, no more of the only thing I had known for the last 25 years. On the home front, I had been whining to my wife about my unfulfilled wish to have a new pickup. I was fantasizing about my new red Silverado, with ALL the accessories, A/C. Cruise, King Cab, EVERYTHING! After almost 6 months of this, she finally caved and told me she had made arrangements for a new truck for me. She warned my it wasn't exactly NEW, but she was sure I would enjoy it. WTF? My "new" truck was delivered anon. Not quite what I was expecting, but I could understand the vibe right away, and was thrilled! So, I now have a new passion in a 1949 Chevy pickup. We joke that it is in "kit" form, since it was delivered on 2 flatbed trailers. So........to all my new friends............keep me sane and keep me stress-free. Teach me, I want to learn. Hell, keep me alive by distracting me. I'll do my best to contribute, but please bear with me on all the dumb questions I will be pestering you with! Looking forward to hearing from you all. Ask away!