Well fellow gear heads, it'* been a long HOT summer, but, the time has come.
"THE QUEST FOR FIRE" has started.
Got up early and out in the garage while it was still only 80 degrees. Pulled the motor out of the Cat and placed it on my work steel work table.
I've got lots to do. Get it on the engine stand, pull the front Moon cover and drill and tap it for the -10 AN inlet for the turbo drains. Then pull the oil pan and pick up and change it for another pan and pick up.
Next, with it on the engine stand I have to make stands that bolt to the side motor mount bosses to help support the engine during the start up/run in phase. Then build a rear control panel for the tach, oil pressure gauge, temp gauge and start button etc for the run in.
Next I have to figure out what I'm going to do for an oil filter system. I will be running a remote filter so I just have to hang it off the motor plate for the start up. Then adapt it to the frame when the motor is dropped in.
I'm still waiting for the guy to do my machining on my front distributor project. That needs to be done unless everything else is ready. I can drop in a rear distributor just to run the motor but I need a composite gear for the cam. I might as well get the rear oil driver stub from BOP since I need the composite gear. And just get the front distributor done so I can use it.
I still have to build a water cooling system to use on the motor start up/run in. I think I have everything, just gotta build a stand for the radiator and fans.
Other than that I've got nothing left to do!!! LOL. Maybe I can get all this done this month. Depends more on what I have to buy and wait for to be delivered.