Hello to all, I wasn't sure where to post this. I didn't want to post in this build thread considering my truck is now done. Not to mention the builds in here are far more elaborate then mine. Although it does say "Truck builds" so here goes.... My goal: Restoration (not exactly to stock specs) of a 2006 Inferno red SRT 10 R/C. I picked up my girl back in 2015. It looked pretty good and seemed to run good. (Dispite this, I was to find out later she was a spent force) The title was clean, only had 42000 miles, it ran, plus the price was right.(15k) Needless to say, considering the nice appearance, low mileage, and the price, I was a bit suspicious. I said "Screw it!" and pulled the trigger. A wise man would have had a mechanic look at it first.....but I'll get to that later. I drove her for about a year and put about 10,000 miles on it. She ran relatively strong, although I suspected there was a serious exhaust leak somewhere.(was a cracked head) The transmission was just fine.......just as long as you never use reverse. If you were lucky enough to grind your way into reverse, it would "pop" outta gear the second you let the clutch out. Looking for a driving challenge? Try driving around all day without using reverse. In October of 2016 as I slowed down for a traffic light. Terrible "Clunking" sounds began and then the engine died. It started up again, however the "Clunking" sound remained. Turns out I broke a spring, dropped pieces of valve seat into the motor & bent a pushrod or two. Something metal had passed through one of the cylinders. The mechanic was amazed the valve didn't drop as well. At this point I could do one of two things. 1- A wise man would turn this over to his insurance company and be done with it.(most likely ending the trucks life) 2- I could spend twice what I paid for it to get it back to a truly solid truck again. Luckily I'm not a wise man and I chose the latter. It has taken 30k & 3 1/2 years, but she is finally done. I'll be picking her up within a week. I'll try to post some pics after I get her back. I had trouble posting pics on here before. I realize 3 1/2 years & 30k may seem to be an excessive amount of time and money for this project. The length of time was due to multiple failing slave cylinders & power steering issues. (Good luck finding a fan module or a slave cylinder that doesn't fail or leak like crazy) Some parts are really getting hard to find. Not to mention I'm no millionaire. I'm just a simple pool guy. I worked my butt off (especially the last 3 years) to ensure my obsession/hobby doesn't get the best of me. I didn't want my build to have a negative effect on my financial situation or with the wife. A lot of the expenses were labor and shipping costs. If I were a mechanic I could have done this much cheaper and much faster. Reality being, I'm no mechanic and I don't pretend to be one either. I rely on professionals instead. I've learned that attempting to do something you know very little about, always ends in disaster. Towards the end there was a point where I gave up on the whole thing due to finances. I had it up for sale for several months. Luckily it didn't sell and I was suddenly blessed! Just when all hope seemed lost, I received a very unexpected windfall of money. Such is life I guess. Now with everything done with the truck I am so grateful & proud to have achieved my goal. She's not perfect, there is still small things that can be done. She's pretty darn close though. In the end, I spent as much as they cost when new. This means almost nothing to me. I didn't do it to make money, I did it for the love of it. As it should be. I didn't build it with high HP in mind. I wanted a rock solid engine and transmission. I did my best to address all well known weaknesses in the drivetrain. Such as plastic shifting forks......really? Plastic??? All forks replaced with brass forks,1-6 & Reverse. I would love to pick up 50 horses with a full exhaust and CAI. Sadly I live in modern California. I don't want the nature nazis (DMV) mad at me. I have lived in California my whole life & I love California. Unfortunately a lot of the laws here (and people) are absolutely ridiculous. Even though I have a forged engine with a mild cam, I still pass their smog test. Here is a list of what was done & thanks for taking the time to read this. Blueprinted engine build by Kevin Singleton at Exotic Engine Development EED Truck assembled by Dan at Specialty Performance Team SPT Engine: Oil feed modification K1 rods ARP 2000 rod bolts JE pistons Pro ring set Clevite coated main bearings Clevite coated rod bearings EED Spec roller camshaft Slow bleed lifters Mopar lifter guides Mopar timing set Stage 1 porting Larger intake valves (Comp) Viton valve seals Manley Beehive springs Manley valve retainers Serdi 5 angle valve job 4130 bead locks 170° T-stat 1 piece alloy pushrods Results: 661 BHP 649 torque WHP= Unknown Transmission: Clutch- Exide Performance -Street- Light weight flywheel Viper car hydraulic clutch conversion to ram srt 10 German bearings Brass shifting forks throughout 1-6 & Reverse Heat treated gears JTSVP power steering lines JTSVP oil cooler lines Best of all, a slave cylinder that doesn't fail or leak. Replaced or fixed items: Headlights Brakes All shocks Wheel bearing - Passengers side Sun visors Delicate plastic tab for the emergency brake Replaced power steering system. Pump, fan module, reservoir, basically if it was part of the power steering......it got replaced. Both bumpers removed & repainted Damage to rear bumper fixed Nitto 420's Tinted side windows Professionally detailed: engine bay, interior, polished, Ceramic Coating Big thanks to Dan over at SPT. I would have never been able to do it without him. And thanks to VTCOA fir suggesting I talk to Dan about getting this done right.