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    Quote Originally Posted by travhous View Post
    She's alive, things are about to get rowdy!!!
    That's great travhous! Exciting feelings starting a new motor for the first time. It's a great feeling to know that you actually do know what you're doing and put it all together right.
    I'm digging the exhaust.... where you going to put your license plate though?

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    The snake n' cat n' fawn got me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Spence View Post
    where you going to put your license plate though?
    Between the two tail pipes. Kind of a bummer though, I like the look of the pipes twisting around. I have to modify the plate bracket and move it back an inch or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geezer101 View Post
    Ah niiiice. Audible and visual art combined - geezer approves So, how does it roll?
    Don't know yet, maybe tomorrow. Have a few things to button up.

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    Looks amazing. What did you do for the oil pan? I was doing a magnum swap but got stuck on the oil pan and then moved on to other projects. Its making me want to pick it up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricerEK View Post
    Looks amazing. What did you do for the oil pan? I was doing a magnum swap but got stuck on the oil pan and then moved on to other projects. Its making me want to pick it up again.
    I had to build a custom pan, with the sump between tie rod and cross member. Use a full size truck oil pick up tube worked out perfectly.Click image for larger version. 

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    Trying my best not to chop up the truck and retain as much of the OEM look as possible.

    I found an instrument panel out of a 4x4 with the tachometer and was able to swap it in. Had to swap a couple of wires around in the harness but was really pretty simple. I removed the check egr light for an oil pressure light. I used a tachometer signal convertor from Dakota Digit to make the V8 play nice with the 4 cylinder tach.
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    I also have the factory oil pressure gauge and ampmeter that go below the center vents but, haven't decided if I'm going to use them. I have kind of taking a liking to having the 1 1/2" gauges in the stock radio location.
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    The gauges look decent and they cover the vital stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by travhous View Post

    I also have the factory oil pressure gauge and ampmeter that go below the center vents but, haven't decided if I'm going to use them. I have kind of taking a liking to having the 1 1/2" gauges in the stock radio location.
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    What is the second temp gauge with the switch labeled TC for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrPaco View Post
    What is the second temp gauge with the switch labeled TC for?
    T- Transmission
    C- Coolant

    The first temp gauge is oil, the second I can toggle between transmission temp or engine coolant temp. I want a second coolant gauge to compare with the factory one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Spence View Post
    That's great travhous! Exciting feelings starting a new motor for the first time. It's a great feeling to know that you actually do know what you're doing and put it all together right.
    I'm digging the exhaust.... where you going to put your license plate though?
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    that is exactly what I want to do. Amazing

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