I'm all about rants lately so watch out... In the latest issue they realize that the monstrous NV271 isn't going to fit in between the framerails of the truck, so they ditch it and go with a FORD 205. Now don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against fords, but as we all know, ford t-cases are driver's side drop. Now, the author goes on to explain why ford cases are usually better than chevy cases from the factory (spline counts, etc.) and how this will save them effort. He then goes on to talk about how they'll now need to use a ford d60 for the correct drop and the rest of the article is about working around this axle with the opposite drop... Kudos to them for trying to use the 271, but when they went to the 205, why not just make it easy on yourself and run a chevy version 60? Next...last issue they revealed that they were going to use a built TH350...why? You have oogobs of money at your disposal, a 400 isn't that much more expensive and they're planning on running 39.5's. I'm sure they have sponsors that build 400's by the boatloads...so they can still pimp their sponsors and have a strong tranny. They state that a 400 and 700 cases are prohibitively longer... Honestly, out of the three auto's that would easily fit in that truck, I think a TH350 would be the last one I would choose. Lastly...their engine choice. Once again, I'm being overly picky, but the crate engine they dropped in was like $4900....this was in the sentence after they stated they were on a tight budget. Now really, I'd expect them to either go all out and put in a Ram Jet 502 or an LS1, or put in a fresh TBI motor and make it a true budget build. Overall, I like 4WOR way better than Four Wheeler, but in this project it seems like they can't decide on a direction. They want to keep it cheap, but aren't doing a very good job, and they want to go big, but I really don't think they're doing a very good job of that either. Flame me if you want, this is my opinion and I think they turned an interesting project into a half built turd.