One of the side-benefits of owning and restoring an old car is the social aspect. Most men (and quite a few women too) can't resist the old girl, and will pour over her with great reverence and interest, discussing her body and mechanics, and using language which is often quite foreign to me.
It's the sort of project that's perfect for Doug, in that he can do small things whenever he has a few spare minutes, or more major work whenever extra time is available. And being outside or in his shed gives him the space that he needs.
The process of restoration is slow and steady -- but always enjoyable.