Time for an update.
First I picked up a set of F31 Deaver leaf springs for the back of the truck. Put them on a couple of weeks ago and wasn't happy with the ride. They werent quite soft enough with the rest of my setup. I talked with Nick at ORW and he set me up with a set of Fox Emuslion 2.0's that were valved for my setup. Adding this along with disconnecting the rear sway bar finally gave me the ride I was looking for. Very smooth ride on the freeway, and much smoother ride around town. Won't lose any towing capacity either since I have air bags, just need to remount them to the leaf back now that it sits lower. No good installed pics yet but a couple of the Fox Shocks.
Been planning out a new motor for the truck over the past couple of months. Have finally locked down the compo and collected enough parts to justify a post. Hopefully over the next few weeks I will be able to get started but at the moment i'm trying to finish up a new drivetrain for my fathers work truck. I completed a Turbo 350 for the first time, and am about half way through building the small block 350 that will be going in with the trans this spring.
As for my motor build here is a list of what I have and will be picking up over the coming weeks along with a couple of quick pictures.
GT40 Heads - Will be ported and have the valves cleaned up. New high lift springs, retainers, keepers and seals. Pulled from the junkyard for 100 Bucks!
GT40 Intake - Ported lower with a 1" phenolic spacer to help clear the fuel pressure regulator. 59 Bucks from the yard!
Comp Cams Extreme Energy 270 - Will be 544 lift with 1.7 roller rockers, 114 LSA.
70MM Throttle Body with Matching EGR Spacer.
76MM C&L Mass Air Flow Sensor
24# Injectors - Scored a complete set for 20 bucks!
New Main Bearings, Rod Bearings, Cam Bearings and Rings.
Rebuilding spare T5 with new synchros.
Will be doing a bunch of other little things while the motor is apart. Spent alot of time researching to try and match all of the components so that one of them wont significantly limit the others. Should give a pretty good HP increase with a nice broad torque curve and bring back alot of the low end torque that I lost from the F-cam.