I forgot to put a thread here due to the various states/stabilities of the forum. I have a thread going on the dodge forum, so I'm just going to copy bits and pieces over. Cliffnotes: The truck has a V6 with 181,000 miles on it. Transmission internally detonated for the 3rd time. Picked up a 5.9 from junkyard for $250 with 101,000 miles, and converting to GM racing transmission. Moved the battery to the bed, moved the evaporative/emissions system (under stock battery tray) inside the fender. I'm also converting from mopar to GM power steering pump, since the GM unit is much smaller. The V8 is a long term build, so i'm working with the V6 while building the V8 up. V8 will have a remote-mounted water pump, to save space.