Sadly, not much to report. My mod money had to be diverted.
Unfortunately, the transmission in my Dakota bit the dust in November which prompted a rebuild. So while the trans was out, it seemed like a good time to freshen up the motor considering it too was getting closer to the 200k mark. I picked up the trans on New Year's Eve and its in my friend's shop. It has been upgraded to handle up to 700hp and fitted with a 2800 stall convertor. My long block should be shipped sometime this month. Its a 408/6.7 Magnum (360 based stroker) that is rated at 475hp and 500tq. For reference, the stock 360/5.9 Magnum that came in my truck was rated at 250hp and 345tq. I'm told it should make roughly 350rwhp and 370rwtq in my Dakota.
In September, I had a pair of OEM Dakota R/T wheels widened to 17x11 and fitted with 325 width drag radials; I'm hoping they will help me keep it between the ditches.
I'm planning to assist with the install and hope to take pics as we go which I will gladly share in a different thread.
I hope all is well with my JAM friends. Miss you guys.