"C'mon, Tony, isn't half the fun of having a 60's car learning how to fix everything yourself? "
I'd say a big "YES"...
But with saying that, is saying that it's not for everybody.
Basically, If you're not the type of person willing to sift through manuals to learn on your own, You're really better off leaving it to someone else who does or already knows.
I always and will always encourage learning, but the real truth that is that in today's disposable society, People don't have the patience or time to get involved with "what really needs to be done"... They'd rather pay someone else to do it and go on with life and sometimes, truthfully, That really IS the best route for them.
It's the old rabbit hole scenario.... If you're not prepared to go down the rabbit hole (Take the Red Pill) and do what needs to be done, Then It's best not to go down the rabbit hole at all. (Take the Blue Pill)....lol "The Matrix" reference....and save your time and money....
However, It's also been said that one learns from one's own mistakes...albeit however costly.... so there is something to be said for that.
I mean how many "Abandoned" projects have you seen where someone took the car apart and just left it...because they had absolutely no idea of what they were getting themselves into or where that project was even going?!?? I've seen tons... and today, I'm seeing more than I've ever seen before.
I'm not saying that this is the OP's problem.... but a Pew Research was done earlier this year and found out that Most High School and College age males today can't even hold a screw driver or even change a tire... These are just the times that we are living in today...and that's the truth.
I'm still holding out hope for the future generation....but unfortunately they lack good teachers, and mentors to show them the way..
At any rate, We're here on the VMF to help...so that's what we'll always do.
Melbourne, FL (Formerly from Long Island, NY!)
1965 Mustang Convertible 200cid I6, 3spd Manual (Soon to be swapped for a '65 Date Coded C4!)
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Registry Owner/Moderator
1966 Mustang Sprint 200 Convertible 200cid I6, C4 Auto
2007 Mustang V6 Convertible w/ Pony Package
Getting Ready for the 2020 Melbourne, FL MCA Nationals!