Concerning my working on a Dakota, that is. I'd lots rather have a 2nd generation model and if I couldn't get one of those, I wish the '93 wasn't 4 wheel drive. I have found a '78 D100 Short wide with a 360/904, that is supposed to be a goods runner and the 360 HAS been warmed up a bit and the guy is open to trades as well, which is another point in MY favor. I've still been looking and have come up with several 440/727 combos & 1 413/727 set as well, but not that many trucks. Anyway, I WILL keep you all posted as to the progress, as it happens. Just wanted to bring you all up to date on how things were going. IF I was to end up dropping an early 360/727 (or904) in there, how well would the current transfer and differentials hold up? Is there a common gear ratio for these differentials? I probably need to find out for sure just what transmission is in there now and what the ratios are for the differentials, huh? Keep in mind that the trans and transfer are both completely rebuilt with virtually no miles on them. Which ever way I go, is still up in the air, for now.