Kainers, I'm already here!!!
Just ordered a short block from *** to go with the rest of the stuff I got (DI BDs 010 EDMed, KASB, fire-ringed *** heads, h-max tapercore and the usual rest of the stuff). Will be at least 8 weeks before they get the block ready. Engine in truck is just about wasted so can't hardly wait to get started when it gets here. Engine will be simular to ***'s tow truck motor. Just want it for daily driver freeway commuter/ 10K tow truck/Occasional Norcal diesel event fun and games. Actually, nothing special.
*** did say "minor firewall damage" meaning pound it in about an inch with the bigggest mushroom head/air hammer you can find for KASB turbo clearance (the thing is pretty damn big) and provides a spacer to relocate the wiper motor when you get the KASB. H-max provides a 3" downpipe but *** suggests a 3.5" or 4" one for best results (read major firewall/floorboard damage with plasma cutter and weld in patches). Truck will have zero resale value when I'm done.
Also time to install the ORU fully prepped D-60/cryofrozen rotors and TSM rear disk brakes so the thing will stop. Also BTS made me an offer I can't refuse to "freshen up" the BTS while the engine is out.