I have had this 1987 D50 for 3+ years,
It has been part daily driver, and part backup vehicle.
It is in daily driver mode right now, but will be moving to motor swap soon.
I have seen and heard about small swaps and associated issues.
I have decided to go big block Mopar. Part of the reason I the distributor location, and part is because I already have the 383, heads, cam, timing, etc.
I picked up an Offy intake to go on the engine, and have a 650 spread bore, double pump carb (think Q jet replacement), that should give plenty of pep, plenty of vacuum signal, etc.
I will post pics of truck as it sits now, and progress of the engine,.
Long term will probably include cutting down a C body 8.75 housing, custom axles to keep the stock wheels (I like the 5 spoke Bogart look), and probably a 3.23 or less gearing to make it highway driveable. '
Updates to come.