Hey, I'm old and I'm new at the same time. My name is Alex and I live in the Columbus OH metro area. I'm 62, retired from the US Navy, and have owned many, many classics over the years, including a couple of Squarebody Sooberbuns. I have a 7 yr-old son from my much younger wife, and life ain't too damned shabby. I have an '83 GMC shortbed stepside that I'm changing from a 350 SBC with a TH-350 tranny to a 250 six with a 3-speed manual (its original drivetrain). I'll post up pics of the changeover in the appropriate section of this forum, as well as explain to you why I would do something that strange, when everyone else is swapping their sixes for V8s. It's nice to be on here and I chose this over the other forums because this seemed the least restrictive (their lists of restrictions and rules were entirely too long to read).