Engine 8s still at the machine shop. I knew it was going to take a while. So I've been doing some other little projects done. Got the hydroboost installed and hooked up. Going to rebuild the rear limited slip and replace bearings and seals while I'm in there. And, of course, rebuild the rear brakes. I'll do u-joints on the drive shafts while I'm at it. That'll probably carry me through to September.
No pictures today but the next big thing ordered. This is going to be a tow rig to drag a Jeep on a trailer up over the passes. So I've ordered the Banks intercooler kit with the upgaded turbine housing, full exhaust, and programmers. It's not cheap but it'll be worth it.
And all of the nickle-and-dime bits have to be ordered. No sense not replacing a bunch of parts like pulleys, alternator, etc. while I have everything apart. And the AC condenser had damage so the whole AC system is being refreshed. And while I have it apart, why not a fresh heater core? Especially since the dash is coming apart to swap out the dash pad.
I've been saving up a "truck payment" every month while while I was planning the project so I have have plenty of budget. But this is going to deplete that reserve pretty quick.
On the other hand, this will end up being basically a new truck once I'm done.
Reassembly has started now that parts are coming in.
Trouble is, I didn't take enough pictures during disassembly and I'm not sure exactly which holes get which bolt/stud. I'm going to let the RTV cure and as I put things back together I'm going to swap bolts as needed.
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