I started fooling with cars in the late forties.
I had the head milled on a 1941 dodge coupe, with fluid drive. I was going to use it as a field car because I was too young to drive on road.
The thing looked so good and ran well after I installed the head and a set of points Dad sold it and found me a junker for a field car. Oh! well.
I guess getting the head milled at B&M speedshop (long ago closed) near Rochester NY set me on the road to hot-roding.