dwitcher: 3K and i'm really sticking my neck out with an R150 tranny, we'll see how it holds up, im not an NV4500 fan and wanted to try something that hopefully will be a much nicer driver.
rigderunner: agreed, 4BT is a great engine, but there are smoother quiter and more efficient engines out there, like the isuzu. i dont need the hard hitting torque curve of the cummins, something stong but smooth of powerband fits my driving style. i was soooo close to doing a mercedes engine but i have spent many a night dreaming of the isuzu engine and just have to try it.
not yet, as usual i'm waiting on marlin. i dont know why i get parts from everyone else in a week or less but marlins average for me is 3 weeks. otherwise i have just been getting the engine bay and related stuff cleaned and sorted.