I know you have had to of said this to yourself at sometime during a build. I think it is part of the beast when working on older cars. When you have 40 or 50 years of different owners, weather,neglect, strange things happen that you end up uncovering. My moment came a couple of days ago when I was stripping off the paint on my air cleaner AGAIN. I was not happy with the way it turned out. So, now I am doing body work by filling a couple of dents on a fricking air cleaner. Twenty year old me would have probably thrown it in the garbage and had a new chrome Moroso on there by now. Mid fifties me is trying to make the best stock looking 1970-71 340 unsilenced air cleaner I can. I'm not sure how I got here, but I hope you can see the humor/irony in the situation.