So the time is getting closer to me starting my engine build. Unlike most here that have gone 408, 426, turbo, or supercharger, I am going the more simple route of keeping what I currently have which is almost stock, and going 1st or 2nd overbore, adding a mild cam, and reusing everything else I have, that is about it. The truck is a semi-daily driver, and used for hauling my race bike to the AFM Races.
I have replaced a lot of components over the 6 years of owning this R/T, and most recently the stock transmission (Transgo valve body just waiting to go it), front end bushings, steering rack and pump, and tie rod ends. It it would be easier to state what I have not replaced, like the rear Hotchkis Suspension, and rebuilding the rear end, but it still is quiet and leaves two stripes. I have a local shop that is known in the area, doing the machine work, so I will be removing it, taking it to them, and I will be reinstalling it.
No plans to race this truck, unless there is another west coast meet where I can have some fun. I am not worried about gas mileage, or I would have bought a 4 cylinder.
So I have asked a few members here where to go with a few things, and the cam will be like what Friggin' RT is using.
I too have, and will be keeping, the modified kegger, match-ported Edlebrock Performer Heads with HS 1.7 Rockers, and PPH Headers. I have a 50mm TB on the other end, Mopar Performance Computer and a HUGE F&B CIA Intake. Thanks to someone I know, CA Smog is not a problem. I have a feeling I might need a tune after this?
So that said, I am looking for suggestions. I know I will be replacing the stock motor mounts, so other than stock replacements from Rock Auto, should I go with something else? Do I need anything beefier?
This will take about 3-4 months to be complete. Hopefully not all that long, because I really miss my truck!