Check out this video made by Jay Leno's Garage. Tons of great info on old steam cars. You don't see many steam cars around, and Jay has become one of the foremost restorers and collectors of them. Great job on a video without all the fake drama and nonsense.
Listen to Jay's thoughts about all their problems with the car- he doesn't really care. He's looking at every problem like an opportunity to learn more and to build things better. He just takes what he wants! By taking responsibility for the challenges with the car he gains the power to make it better, rather than complain and feel defeated by trouble.
That is craftsmanship!
This is what real restoration is all about!