Little tidbit, ...always look for heavy duty "truck" transmissions" engine blocks, parts etc. You get better stuff at a cheaper cost.
Another thing I notice, the heater hose is parallel to the fuel line which could heat up the fuel too much on a hot summer day. Gotta make some heat insulation corrections so you don't get caught with a "Hot Soak" condition.
Hope your gonna use a electric fan??? A mechanical fan can gobble up to 20 horse power at 5 grand.
Just an update. I have gotten to drive it for the 1st time Monday. Still some adjustments to be made. Also just to be clear I' not the one doing the build but I am the owner. I just want to get that out there. The man doing this is James Bunton of Bunton-Lebe's Inc. of Statesville NC. I told him what I wanted , he told me what to get and he put it togather. The torque converter is going to be replaced. Could feel a little jolt when you take off . The motor fired right up on 1st try. Like I said a little here and there I'll be set. The hose that is close to the fuel line was pointed out that it may be to close the it. I asked about that. That is a water line that goes to the back of the intake to help cool the motor more. There is one on each side of the intake from thermostat housing , should be no problem. Thanks for your comments. It keeps me on my toes.
my budget is on going. I have some taking out of my paycheck to an account outside of normal deposits. I did however start at 6k and by luck have not hit that yet. My plane is motor 1st, body 2nd, interior 3rd. Then as time and money permits extras and add on.
I notice the wheels on your truck, are they Americans? I was thinking of a set like that on mine when I get it panted , Gunmetal Gray maybe. Would look good with the gray or light gray wheels. I think I seen them come in 2 different shades of gray.
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