Austin, you can only imagine who thrilled we are to see more young folks take up the habit, or become infested with the disease.
Congrats on your find. I can't think of a single stovebolter that would not love to have a Federal.
our group is very diversified. I'd be surprised it there is no one here that can't help you. Just be patient and visit often as not everyone visits everyday.... so you have to catch some of them when they drop in.
I also suspect you may find a lot of help in the BIG BOLT Forum. I'm sure Federal has a lot in common with lots of other trucks.
thank you for your kind words about the STovebolt. I whole heartedly agree with you
Now, get some pictures so we can see and be sure to tell your story in the DIY forum for Peggy.
Good luck. We are here to help....and you will also find many bolters from various areas of your state. Keep a watch for them.