Regal Guy, thank you for mentioning the oil cooling. I will be running a remote oil filter system and planned to add a big cooler in line. I was playing around a little the other day and had forgotten the cooler as I was thinking about the system. I need to get a cooler. I have two smaller coolers used by a local helicopter manufacturer. But I would rather over engineer than fall short and only discover that because of failure.
I got the front drive distributor shaft machined and fitted to the drive spud. Everything appears to work great. Now it'* time to final assemble the distributor.
This is the shaft thru the distributor but no extension, to show how it fits the drive spud.
The full assembly minus cap.
And a side shot of a spacer and dist. clamp that I have to drill and tap a stud for. Once that'* all done I'll cut the hold down spacer for proper height and it'll be all done. I've added an O-ring to the bottom of the distributor where it bottoms out on the top of the extension to make a seal at that point. You can see it just under the slip collar on two of the pics.
I should take the distributor to have it set up on a machine so I know the exact timing curve for start up.
Next is fill and prime the motor with oil. Set the valves and bolt it all back into the car. I bought a slightly used Centerforce clutch to mock up the whole motor trans but I need a stronger one for the final assembly. So I need to work on finding an adequate clutch before I bolt it all in. I'll probably drop a new dual friction 11 inch in and hope that it is enough. If not I'll have to do something down the road.