I love this build! I'm a fan of the late-forties-early-fifties pick-up style, anyway, and the combo of modern under-the-skin with that fat-fendered and weathered body is terrific. Well Done, Icon! 👍
Oh, I dunno. I think there are plenty of rods being built with flatheads and other "off-brand" power. I have a good friend who completed this '40 Ford pick-up build about 2 years ago. With a Buick 401 Nailhead.