Block was prepped last night for some POR 15. Also dropped the crank off at the machine shop to be cleaned and polished up. Should have that today or tomorrow.
I also ordered a new timing chain kit from ECS. The car only has about 70k on it, but I figured why not. Plus the head spacer may have put a bit more strain on the chains. Low temp fan switch and t-stat should also be here soon.
man, nothing is going smoothly with this build. I was going to start to assemble the motor last night down at IE when Pete noticed most of my oil squirters were missing. We are guessing they fell out when the block was getting hot tanked. I called the machine shop and they are going to look around for them.
you can get new ones from the dealer, they are dirt cheap
United Motorsport 12.58@106 mph on 93 Octane
Skela official test driver
Texas Mile October 2010 171.6 mph
Went down to IE yesterday and started measuring all my clearances before installation. That crank is a PITA to measure. Luckily Pete has some pretty bad ass digital mic's. Ran out of time so will be finishing up tomorrow.
Got the short block built over the weekend... well almost. We broke a piston ring during install so I currently have a built VR5 while we wait for a new ring from JE.