Back to business!

Time for another update… After a good time @ H2Oi this year, I came back needing/wanting to finish my project after being without my car there this year. So I started with picking up some goodies that I ordered for myself that were waiting @ the border for about a week.

UUC Twin disc:

S52 cams:

PTP Turbo blanket and heat wrap for the DP and SPA manifold:

Of course I dug right in to wrap the manifold… was my first time wrapping and most of it went well except for when I got to the collector area, that was a disaster. Not much of a way to wrap it properly though, so I did the best I could…

The next day I prepped the deck with 400 grit…

installed the ARP’s…

and then the Cometic and freshly straightened and refreshed cylinder head and TQ’d the studs…

That’s how I left it for the night, and to let everything settle and re-check the TQ of the studs tomorrow, ¬†and starting this evening, I checked all the of studs all were perfectly still @ 85 ft-lbs.

With that out of the way, I proceeded to install the intake camshaft…

and then the exhaust cam…

lubed it up some more…

timing chain…

everything set…

annnnd, that was it because I forgot to order the VANOS cover gasket… soooo, tomorrow is another day and I hope to get that all buttoned up

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