Originally Posted by jnordby
ChaseTruck - that IC will fit behind the ford grill insert. I shaved my just a bit, and only near the center. It sticks out about 1/2 inch from the shell, vs stock it is more flush. No-one notices (except some folks here aI bet!). One trick I heard of was to flip the I/C upside down, especially the Dodge - not sure about the Ford. Get the inlet and outlet up high, else you have to trim your inner fender liners to plumb the turbo and intake to that area way down low. If up high and above the fender liners you can fab less.
Thanks for that advice on the I/C flip. Haven't made it that far yet, but I'll keep it in mind when I get there. I have considered going with the tilt front end, and basically doing away with/modifying the core support. Need to do more research on it. I found a guy up near St. Louis that put a 6.0L Perkins Diesel in his '78(?) 2WD. It has a tilt front he built. Looks pretty sharp. I'm gonna have to go see him...