Got the truck to the shop and started to strip it apart. I have extra pieces if anyone is looking. Removed the Cab just so it would be easier to remove the engine. Had a great time doing it.
The Hemi was torn down and found the block was in GREAT shape. However it will get everything rebuilt. New Pistons, Rings, Bearings, Comp Cam Stage 1 Camshaft, new Lifters, Valves, Oil Pump, Timing Chain and Gears, Headbolts, Water Pump and gaskets.
There will be lots of upgrades to the truck. It was great to start with a clean slate as I can build the truck to my personal specs. It will get all new wiring, Vintage heater/A/C system and more that I will leave secret for now. Found a 46RE Transmission to provide Overdrive and Lockup Torque Convertor. The Engine and Transmission will be controlled by a Holley TerminatorX Max Controller.
Figured out what and how I want to do the truck and decided to order most of the main parts early so when I go to start the project, I will have them available. Motor and Trans will be rebuilt and ready to be dropped into the frame when I begin the upgrade.
The Parts are starting to arrive. Holley Transmission and Engine mounting system, Gas Tank Inc. in-frame fuel Tanks that will have a Holley Returnless fuel pump and more.
Well the parts are finally getting put together. Motor and trans are done. Found some issues with the frame while replacing leaf spring bushings. That was fixed. Dropped Motor and Trans into the truck frame and then started to work on the upgraded rear differential. Fuel tank is in with a slight modification. New Brake lines. As you can see has been a busy time .
Just waiting now for the Engine Controller and Fuel Pump
Tore it down right to the frame so I could see what I was dealing with. Found some items I was not happy with but I just had to fix them up and get her done.