I'd love to keep this car like you said, but unfortunately because of age and a health issue it's plain that I can not perform the upkeep and repairs as I once could. We like you two have an 85 F250 Lariat with a NA 6.9 diesel that I will run till I'm dead. Some parts are getting almost impossible to find for it but we'er not giving up now. Been a good old truck. The 14 pony would stay also but it just isn't practical, as in what was stated above.