Hey everybody! Welcome to my 40 build! While this may not be as hardcore as some builds in this section, I'm putting it here because the 40 series section has been taken over by purists. This build is far from stock. And it seems our club forum has become defunct, which is where this build previously resided. Besides, most of the guys that were on our club forum hang out in this section. First off, the name of the build. PLC stands for Pampa's Land Cruiser. All the grandkids and great grandkids called my grandfather Pampa. My oldest cousin pronounced grandpa as "pampa", and the name stuck. Pampa bought this 1971 Land Cruiser from a friend in 1972. It's been in the family ever since. Here's a picture of my sister and I posing with Pampa and the Land Cruiser in the summer of 1980. His name still resides on it... I started rebuilding this in 2005. I did an ROTW in the 40 section years ago and somewhat kept it up to date. If you are interested, there's a link in my sig. But this build starts here. Last fall, the lackluster performance of the stock F engine finally came to a head. I couldn't stand it anymore. 9-10 MPG and gutless was a combination I just couldn't stomach any longer. I started debating which motor I should swap in. I love diesels, and seriously considered a 1HDT or a Merc of some sort. But, after weighing lots of options, Mr Jits convinced me to go with a tried and true Chevy. I found this on Craigslist a short time later. The story goes that this guys brother put the 2001 Suburban with 149k in the ditch and screwed up the frame. The guy was parting it out and sold everything in the picture for $800. The engine ran perfect, and no codes or any other glaring issues were found. I now had a base to start from. Oh, and here's a pic of what I'm putting that engine into.