Welcome mate. I have found all the guys on here very helpful and aways have an answer or an idea so I am sure you will get a lot of help with your project. Looks like a good truck to start with too so that’s a win. Good luck!!
The data plate should be on the left side (passenger side) of the firewall... Or close to that area... I think I may have a workshop manual for the 300 petrol engine here amongst my collection that I can get info fir you if and when the need arises
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