It all started when i purchased my first truck, a 78 Ford F-150. It was beautiful, two tone blue with only 118k original miles. It got nothing but praise and comments every where it went. Even turned Chevy guys to buy fords. It was my baby. I had to eventually sell it though. It was the hardest thing i have ever done. Now i drive another 78 F-150. It is a 4×4 with a 351m and a c6 tranny. The truck has taken me anywhere I have wanted to plus some. Even though it has a lot of rust, it get praise at the local gas station. The mileage on this one is 550,000 original miles and never has had the motor or anything else on the drive train rebuilt. It has been a wonderful truck, helped in the woods when i had 2000lbs in the bed and another 5000 on a trailer that it was hooked up to. If you ask me, Ford has always been a great product. I sell new fords and when a couple asked me, how long does a ford lasts, I show them my truck. I have always been a ford person and will never own anything else. Thank you ford for building a great product.