so i was told i should start a build thread to log my work so im going to start it now though not much has been done. much more to come just going to be slow moving for next few months atleast. holidays and what not. but here is my truck. his name is Peter. he has a 454 with a nv4500 5 speed transmission. when i go it the heater was not working. got around to fixing it. found that the heater hoses where not hooked up properly. you can see in this pic that the hose comes from the water pump out to the heater core. well i moved that hose from the pump to the intake and all is good now. Also went ahead and flushed the heater core before i found that out. here is what came out of the heater core. thought i flushed it all out but now my coolant looks like that too so i suppose i will be flushing my coolant soon. did some other important things like got my my shift knob put on. nv4500 shifters dont have threads for shift knob so i made it have threads with my wonderful welding skills. A grinder and uhh tape? makes me the welder i aint. spider man shift knob is where its at. (trucks named peter as in peter parker who is spider man) more spiderman themed mods to come. aaand last thing for this post just in case anyone has interest. one of my other many projects. Ealanor my 97 civic hatch.