Engine & Drivetrain Images
302 I had laying around just honed, re-ringed, bearings, oil pump, timing set, rebuilt heads, and RV cam. Fuel system is GM TBI with in tank pump. Fuel tank is the top of an old air tank made into a fuel tank, with baffles and in-tank pump. The vent line is routed to a catch can and has a safety check in the top of the tank.
The distributor is a Pertronix Flame Thrower II I had from another project.
The exhaust is 2.25" aluminized pipe with a 316 stainless steel muffler (copied a thrush muffler just 7" longer). It is super quit for long days on the trail.
The transmission is an NP435 with a long 31 spline tail shaft. I used a factory 7" long intermediate housing to connect to the NP203 from a Ford 1/2ton. I built the adapter from the NP203 to the NP205 and twin sticked the NP205. The drives on the NP205 are Tom Woods 1350 drive flanges. Drive shafts are TW 1350 with CV joints.
The rear axle is a Sterling 10.25" with 5.38 long pinion gears and welded diff. I built a truss, ORI strut brackets, 4-link brackets, and plated the diff. cover.
The front axle is a ball joint Dana 60 I bought from Shamu. It has a spool, 5.38 gears, Yukon 35 spline inners and outer axles, Yukon Gold joints and solid axle drive flanges. On the outside of the 60 is an Artec full hydraulic ram mount with a PSC ram. The outer knuckles are plated and the tie rod ends are in double shear for added longevity. When they break I will change the ends to King Pin.
I welded the 3-link brackets, track bar riser, and plated the diff. cover.
The steering is full hydraulic from PSC Motorsports. I built my own reservoir from a 5" aluminum conduit. I has a Wix hydraulic filter bolted to the bottom and holds a total of 3.5 quarts of oil. The reservoir has a double screen and baffle inside and is vented downstream of a stainless steel catch can added for off camber and steep inclines (upside down) etc.
I used a York 210 for my OBA. I built a 3 gallon air tank from two 5" stainless steel drive shafts from cooling tower fans that were removed from serves at work.
All the brackets for the power steering, OBA, and alternator were built due to the tight area in the engine compartment.