Thanks to a rear main seal leak and losing oil pressure due to the press in oil pump pickup falling out, I pulled the motor and transmission from my old Chevy truck and am in the process of building it into a 383 Stroker. This will be the second one I have done in an old Chevy truck, and man are they fun! About the only thing I'm using from the old engine is the block, Edelbrock Performer intake, and Edelbrock carb. It is getting new aluminum cylinder heads, new higher lift cam and lifters, new Eagle Stroker kit balanced rotating assembly, water pump, alternator, fuel pump, and various dress up bits. Then engine will be freshly painted, and the transmission is getting new input and output seals, as well as a good cleaning and painted to match the engine. Makes it easier to keep clean. I'm in the process of scrubbing, degreasing, and painting the engine compartment, suspension, and frame rails while the engine is out. Might as well put it into a sparkly new home! Notice the grime and junk on the floor. I put a heavy piece of cardboard under the engine and transmission to catch stuff as I pulled the engine so I don't get all that on the floor to have to clean up later. I bought the truck as a project, and will be using it a lot as we clear our new place and create our homestead. And eventually it will be used to tow a BBQ smoker and gear to events to sell BBQ as Old Truck BBQ. Motor minus the driver side valve cover. Hard to believe that the engine block and timing cover are painted blue! It will be degreased, rebuilt, and painted a bright red-orange before going back into its shiny new home. I'll be posting pics of the goodies going in and on the engine, as well as some general "how to" and what I should have done different. Can't wait to get the engine compartment cleaned up so I don't get filthy just opening the hood! But then, that's what you get with a 79 Chevy truck unless you spend the bucks to get one that has already been at least partially restored.