Jesse made some updates since my first Roundup visit. Obviously he converted his truck over to a dually. He also added a rear camper top and roof rack for added storage.
It might look like a tight fit, but there really was plenty of room to spare when it came to fitting this small block Chevy into the 677. Jesse relocated the engine back 18" to get a better weight distribution for rear axle traction. He also closed up the floor on the drivers side a bit to square up the opening and give a little more room to mount the drivers seat. He also fitted the radiator with a fan shroud and a guard to insulate and protect the upper radiator hose.
Jesse made a new engine cover up because the Chevy motor sat much lower than the old Cerlist. He finished off the cover and floor with some carpet that really gave the truck a solid, quiet feel to it. He also incorporated these cool jump seats behind the front ones for added passengers. Very nice touch!
This shot is looking at the front of the engine. This saddle engine mount bolts right up to the front of the engine and makes locating the mounts on the frame rails a snap. I've seen these from Advance Adapters, but I believe that Jesse said that this one he made up to use with the stock mounts from the Cerlist motor.
One last shot from the rear looking forward. Now that's a lot of cast iron hanging there! The New Process is about as strong of a case as you can find and everything looked like it fit between the FC's frame rails quite well. He also had a deep pan for the 350 transmission with cooling tubes for better heat dissipation.