Stephen at SafariHP comes through again! Gave him a call and he had a 3.5L V8 going to the scrapyard and he pulls the crankshaft pulley assembly for me.
A little rough but maybe I can just replace the pulleys.
We also discovered something very interesting. Not all valve covers are the same. He gave me a set from a newer V8 a few years ago for the ones I lost but they do not fit on the 3.5. The newer ones have the oil baffles on the covers while the 3.5 have them on the rockers and they foul each other. Here is the newer cover
Here is the baffling on the 3.5 rockers.
Stephen just pulled the correct ones off the scrap 3.5 and exchanged them for me.
Also got some more goodies that have been a problem I was trying to avoid for years. Since I was going from an LT95 to an R380/LT230 I will have to get new tunnel cover, floorboards, and front/rear fascia to fit the new transmission. Of course Stephen had all the parts I needed, and at a very good price. Such a relief to have him close by and have all that experience. I always thought I would have to get a completely new seatbox but he showed me exactly what I needed on some trucks he is building.
I just completely replaced all the coolant hoses on my LR3 a few months ago and kept all the old hoses.
I was able to repurpose one of the hoses to complete the second connection from the water pump on my rebuild. This one used to connect to a metal pipe that ran under the old intake manifold. I decided to run it up on top.
Now to get the power steering pump, alternator, and fan clutch back on.