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Old 01-24-2007, 05:52 PM
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The '78 Lil Red Truck got left at Shelley's in Spokane Valley, WA for the winter. The Overhaul work to date includes: Brakes and new master cyl and stainless lines, 727 Transmission by Randy Ray, Firewall cleanup and paint, Edlebrock shocks, new Auburn LS Differential, new engine mounts and install engine, 268 CompCam into 5.7 EFI Hemi Crate, custom headers and exhaust system fabricated to fit (aftermarket headers not available for this application), total new fuel supply system with coated fuel rails for the EFI needs, repaired and painted radiator/front end support panel + more. Notice the quality of each/all items particularly the fuel system, engine mounts, headers and painting.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:02 PM
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Old 01-24-2007, 07:48 PM
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Nice. I have a '79 Li'l Red. I am trying to hold out until Dodge comes out with their alleged 6.6l hemi.
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:34 PM
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I was thinkin about a hemi swap into my 1981 but I'm gonna go with a Procharged 440 stroker.
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:16 PM
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Sweet, sounds like a nice setup......I went to Shelley's last year and had Bryan dyno my truck. Cool guys!

When is it gonna be done?
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:30 PM
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Well, the next big chunk wil be paint and need to "influx some $'s" to keep going (I'm retired). Hope to be on the road again mid summer. Thanks. Your truck looks super. The guys at Shelleys at great!!
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Any more pics of the truck?
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Old 01-29-2007, 12:20 PM
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Have some "earlier in the project" photos.
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Anyone know what engine mounts those are? I'm swapping a 5.7 into my 81 crew cab.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:23 PM
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Default Lil red conversion....

I'd love to know more about this conversion. I've got a 78 LRT and have been wanting to do something like this as a tow vehicle for my GTX and RR. My thought was to use some sort of overdrive with a new/used 5.7 donor car or truck.

I was curious what your doing for brakes/suspension upgrades, like rear disc and sway bar.

Truck appears to be looking awesome!
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