You're welcome. I know how much I've appreciated other build threads providing this info, so just trying to pay forward. As for the pulley clearance, just measured it. Right at 3/4 of an inch. That's with the Whitby spacers on both sides. One caveat -- I don't have the transmission in yet. I have the engine sitting at 2 degrees down to the back, which should be very close. But however little it's off, if any, I'll be well away from the 4 inch chassis cross member.Thanks for the great descriptions and part #'s along the way. I'll be doing another next summer with the 2015 engine. What is your pulley clearance to the front 4" cross-member?
That's one of the reasons I chose to go that way. In addition, I just couldn't get my head around blocking all those connections at the engine. Had to be there for a reason. Not only for filling but also general use. Plus I'm just not a big fan of the T-filler.The best part about plumbing the radiator in the OEM configuration is how easy filling the system and burping is (actually you don't have to burp it at all).
All you do to fill the dry system is pour coolant into the overflow tank and let the fluid level drop, fill again and let it drop, repeat until it stops dropping. Fill to the full line, start the engine and let it idle until up to temperature and the thermostat opens. Top off the overflow tank and you are done...
Couldn't be easier... Kevin