What started as chasing a small oil leak ended up with a bad engine block. I wanted to replace the gasket under the oil cooler block-off plate above the filter. When I opened the drain plug in the pan, about a half cup of antifreeze came out. :confused:
Borrowed a coolant pressure tester...
I built this as a COVID project, along with a new rear tube bumper that offered some quarter panel protection.
Tie in to the frame is not yet complete, but it will be at the two points closest to the cab.
I do run the AA motor mounts. I had to do some minor cutting to accommodate the steering shaft on the driver side, but they seem to have held up well so far. I'm running an LM4 supplied by Turnkey Engine supply in CA. I also ran the AA supplied bell housing and have sandwiched their Torque...
Mine have not leaked or loosened in 10 years. The only gasket I used was a little smutz of high temp RTV (the mfgr's recommendation).
Patented Leak-Free Flange (sandersonheaders.com)
The finish still looks like new too.