I think steering hardware would be in the way still. That said, you could probably get by with a rear sump pan without the modifications I had to do.Without the front axle do you think the front sump pan will work?
Yes, the merc flexplate is sandwiched "behind" the flywheel and adapter (this allows you to use the factory starter). those bolt holes are "floating" out in space with nothing to bolt up to. the crank adapter is just that, only a crank adapter. I've got grade 8 bolts in there now with lock washers... should do the job.On your flywheel problem, are you using a clutch/flywheel? How does it attach to the auto. flywheel, it would work if it were attached to the auto. flywheel with those same 6 bolts, or am I missing something?
White lightning! I took notes on your swap back in the day. it's one of the swaps that pushed me to an om606 behind a full size truck!.Great swap and thread detailing it. I did a 606 into a toyota t100 about 3 years ago, also with Baldurs ECU and also a manual transmission. I've been looking at upgrading to the HE221w turbo...hence how I found this thread....and I'm really glad I did because I've got the potential to have the same issue as you with those missing torque converter bolts. Mine hasn't slipped, not sure how as it's got about 12,000 miles on it, but i'm sure it's just waiting to happen. sorry to hear it did on yours, but thanks at least for posting it to help the rest of us.
I will say I'm curious how yours drove with that flywheel, I'm using a stock toyota 3.4 flywheel (23 lbs) and it looks heavier than the one that came in your kit. For a car application the 23lb one I have seems fine, but for a truck the om606 doesn't have grunt down low due to the short stroke, lower displacement, so I'm thinking it really needs a much heavier flywheel. Curious if you found the same or if it's just something I'm finding.
Also it looks like you used the same dodge engine mounts as I did, did you find they transfer a lot of vibration to the frame/cab of the truck? In hindsight I wish I had gone with the mercedes fluid filled ones, but I built my motor mounts at a 45° like you so I'm sol there.
If you were curious, my build thread is over on IH8mud, it won't let me post a link but if you google "om606 1994 t100" it's the top result