if you think they are easy to work on you never did the brakes!
other than that not bad, at least the things Ive done. Im not crazy about how they attached the rear end but its stood the test of time. My Dad rebuilt hundreds of Model A engines until he retired and owns a 2 door.
I have to comment on the highway speed thing.... If I want to drive 55-70 MPH I'll take my pickup or crown vic. These were meant to be driven about 45 MPH and they drive very nice at that speed and why be in a hurry with an old car anyway? Enjoy the ride.... nothing against hot-rods though! Thats just me.
i know, I know, everyones in a hurry. They used to do some crazy things even back in the 30's with them to get speed. I think about the only modern thing on my Dads is some type of electronic device to replace having to adjust the timing by hand as driving. He drives his a lot, its not a garage queen. They were great cars and really helped put America on the road, with the T's first.