Switching the 2.5L out for a 5.3L, 465, Atlas 4.3
I weighed the cost of getting an AX-15/231, and what all the costs associated with adapting that would be, and decided that for me it was worth it in the long run to pony up a little more now and get the Atlas. Especially when I found one setup for a 465 with the yokes I need, and dude could meet me relatively close.
Tomorrow, I plan on rectifying my lack of motor situation. There's been a super cheap one that I still might get for accessories & wiring, but I bit the bullet and found the aluminum LM4 at a yard 'nearby'. Hopefully I'm posting pictures of it on my trailer tomorrow.
I scored a pair of C5 corvette exhaust headers off CL, and have a pair of pacesetters, hopefully one of those work. Still searching wether any off the shelf Y pipes could work with something, might just start with one since the 3 bolt flanges new are pretty pricey.
Got a griffin rad on order that might fit, who knows, it was nowhere near the cost of the advance adapters radiator, so, we'll see.
I did get the clutch/flywheel kit, motor mounts, and VSS tone ring from Advance though. I guess since mine's manual it's OK to put it on the rear output shaft.
And for fuel delivery we'll find out if an RCI 2162a plays well with the Artec back half.
Now, I rented a bay in my buddy's shop for 3 months starting mid december, so, mid March this thing should be driving.
That, is the "plan".
Look close, it's actually still in there...
10 spline SM465 full of chocolate milk, not sure what it's even really from, other than a CJ buggy a guy had.
Came with this.