Pictures of the truck at the time of purchase (current
photos at the bottom of the page):
Since the current frame
was butchered when the engine was upgraded (and lessons learned from my
last build), a new frame is easier and
cheaper than attempting to modify this one. Frame will be courtesy
of RB's Automotive. Also the
front will be dropped about 4". Frame will be powder coated
metallic gloss black. And as you can see from the pictures below,
it looks pretty good.
I am going with an Airmobile polished aluminum
center fill radiator.
Engine - Since one can not ever
have enough horse power and the ZZ4 I used in my
Nova was nice, I am going with a
SBC that has a minimum of 500 hp at the flywheel. I am currently
looking at this 408
engine from T&L Engines.
As with my
last build , I will be using a
Richmond 6-spd manual transmission. I have reconsidered
the transmission and will use a level II 700R4 from
Fuel tank -
22-gal. stainless steel and
will be relocated
to the rear of the new frame and will be accessed via the rear fender.
Courtesy of RB's Automotive.
Done, see pictures below.
Brakes - 13" Turbo Slotted disc
w/4 piston aluminum calipers in front and 14" Turbo Slotted disc w/4
piston aluminum calipers and Parking brake in the rear. Courtesy of
and Stainless Steel Brakes.
- yes, based on the old reliable Mustang II front end of the chassis.
- yes!! Built into the steering column.
- Currie Limited Slip, hope to have 3.70 gears and 28 spline axles.
Wheels - I will be going with
Billet Specialties SLX,
18" front and 20" rear. 'nuff said!