fast forward a couple years, and instead of the full-width dana 44 / ford 8.8 combo, i swapped in a 44 / 9 inch combo from a 79 f150
and motor changed to this one
swapped over the FI wire harness from the 150 (color coding for the basic stuff didn't change from 84 to 94), but got in over my head. took it all back out, put the BII stuff back in. stashed for future use.
now i have a factory Ford aluminum 4 barrel intake, Holley carb, and one of those "all in one" GM style distributors.
and there she sits....
oh yeah, i may be crazy, this is on the back of my left shoulder