After a way too long delay (completely my fault), finally dropping my front suspension, trans brackets, misc other brackets off to the powdercoaters tomorrow. Also dropped the trans pan back out of the truck to replace it with the new deep pan, and fix the sticking kick-down cable, as well as remove the trans cooler lines as they are being replaced with Push-loc and AN fittings to match everything else. Oh, and I have three customer cars to finish tomorrow that have been here for way too long.
Just added Scott Nelson’s build to the Dakota engine swap page, thanks Scott!
Not much to update, been slammed in the shop with customer cars and haven’t had any time to get anything done on the Dakota. Though I have decided while the front suspension, and passengers side header is off, I am going to replace the rubber transmission cooler lines to push-lok hoses and all AN fittings. I also need to replace the leaking transmission pan gasket, and while the pans off, I plan on installing a cast aluminum pan.