Great insights, wish I hadn't heard it though. Everything is back in operation, I repaired all of the lines under the battery and reinforced the sheathing around the lines. I'm looking for 50k more miles out of this daily driver. There is rust in all of the usual places so it's not even close to a candidate for restoration, but it drives wonderfully! That's why I'm working so hard to get it back to a minimum level of service so I can put more miles into it.
If the ACC gets acid rot throughout, it may become a donor car for some lucky person.