Started off the day degreasing and high pressure washing the engine bay. Then replaced the leaky cork 3pc cam cover gasket with the later model 1pc rubber one (also installed the necessary shoulderless studs). Put in an upper oil baffle, checked valve clearances, bead blasted and repainted upper belt and cam cover. Changed cam belt and tensioner. Set timing and injection to spec.
The '85 is now running like a raped ape. Still need to recharge A/C and restore function of the vacuum operated cruise control (prior owner abandoned it when he put in an A2 TB).
It's sure nice getting back into the 8V world. I'd almost forgotten what great engines they are!