Thanks Todd... once again a pic is worth a thousand words! Maybe the tape measures people are using were made in China?? lol
Doesn't make sense from measurements posted here but that 7.3 stuffed into the engine compartment in that SEMA pic sure shows it's wider than a 5.8.
I am not a big fan of the 10R80 trans...but that would get it done.
I think it will but the Ford Manual control pack would be the best bet...its really automatic control pack for 10R140...or manual control pack for manuals and automatics run on standalone controllers.Will the Godzilla controller/ harness work properly w/o the 10spd if you run a 6r80?
Maybe a pump that could drive off the front of the damper? If there was a thin pancake style pump out there somewhere, it might be an option if a drive could be fabricated. Length and fan might be issues though? As far as loss of oil pressure a Murphy style gauge as used in unattended engines could kill the engine or if not safe, set off a loud alarm you would immediately recoginise. An extra layer of protection besides any passive gauge and or idiot lights in the cluster.I remember seeing that the oil pump is in the back of the pan, but is run by a shaft that runs the length of the engine off a small chain on the front of the crank. If that gets to be an issue it is going to be hard to get around it. I've seen where they delete the in pan pump and run an external (dry sump style) oil pump. Adds a lot of complexity. Not a fan of running an exposed dedicated oil pump belt. Oil and fuel pump I would be fine with, I want the engine to stop if there is an issue with the belt.