This IS a long term project.. I started about a year and a half ago (maybe more, got soo much stuff going on, I can't remember) trying to adapt a Chevy drive train into.
You know that saying, Measure twice-cut once.. Well, I thought that the center link was closer to the crossmember. Well, it's NOT. NOT even for a Chevy II oil pan. I thought of using thick walled pipe bent to clear the pans' cut out. I really should've done that now that I think of it..
SO, I built up a .060 forged piston 283, comp ex268, Vortec heads, Air-gap style intake and of all things a THERMOQUAD.. Whoohoo!
BUT, wouldn't fit, plans changed and I found a cheap Chrysler/Jeep 5.2 roller. New rings, aftermarket EngineQuest heads, infront of a
NV3500 5spd from a '97 Dodge ram 1500. (Self built)Pics later..
Gotta jet to look at another car..