I'm wondering how common it is not to tell the better half of the real true cost of parts & other stuff that I pay for on my 34. Like the Edlebrock carbs I just installed. All told and out the door they came to a thousand plus. She came out to the garage at lunch with a cup of soup and a sandwich while I was putt'n em on and asked what they were and how much they cost. I told her what they are, and said less, and told her, than half of what I forked out. During my 22 year rebuild of the car that happened a lot. Kinda felt guilty about that and still do on occasion. So how big of a jerk am I compared to you all out there in doing this? My best bud repeats quite often the old saying about kicking off and she sells his ride for what he told her he has in it.