I'm so close.
Today I stopped and picked up a 160* thermostat. Figure I'm not driving it in winter anymore, so why not.
And the starter, wow, now there'* something that I really wish I had put in before dropping the motor back in. It fought me for a long time. The plastic shield wouldn't allow me to get a socket on the bolt. But I did finally get it.
Then the power steering pump. It fought me yesterday and i finally gave up. Today, it went right on.
After some time trying to plug in the oil pressure sender, then looking at the other wire harness. Dang, it'* different. Again, I really wish I had saw that when the engine was on the stand.
Then the bracket between the diff and the engine. Hey, guess what'* right in line with the bolt. Yep, the oil pressure sender I just put in. What a pain. A shallow socket, with a swivel, and a real long extension and I just got it.
Then I slid the rear header in to place. Funny how the back one is easy to get in, but the front one is a pain.
Then I put the cross over pipe in. Clamping the rear will be a pain. The trans dip stick is in the way. But if I remove it, then the cross over pipe is in the way of bolting the dip stick in. I'll tackle that tomorrow.
That'* all I got today. The wife keeps adding things for me to do. So I have to stop.
I really think I can finish tomorrow, I hope. I need to connect the cross over pipe, connect the O2 sensor, connect the PCM, hook up the coolant lines for the intercooler and fill that. Put the over flow tank and windshield washer fluid tank in. Then hook up the battery. Drain the oil and fill. Crank it over a bit to build up oil pressure. Put the spark plugs in, connect the spark plug wires, and start. All of those should be fairly easy, other then the cross over pipe. So as long as nothing pops up, it should rumble to life.