Put together the oil pump and took the opportunity to modify the pump drive gear assembly. Got rid of the stock stuff and got VAC’s deal. They provide a new gear that is no longer driven by the week link spline and nut. They have a new forged keyed drive rod that keys into the gear and then a bolt holds that together, really cool stuff, also have that in my S54.
Finally put together the differential, med case 4.10 with a 4 disc and modded ramps LSD.
Swapping out the lsd carriers on to the ring gear and installing new bearings, seals, side o rings, etc, etc…
Everything put back together.
Installed the modded oil pump and laying out the chains.
Close up of the pump and notice the bolt bolding on the gear instead of failure prone stud with nut.
Getting ready to install the cyl head.
Head installed and torqued down.
Cam box installed.
Installed the cam’s this evening and started on degreeing the cams in first We had to slot the stock cam gears so we can set them where we want.
Chris getting ready to roll the cams in.
Cams installed and gauges set up.
Front gauge used to watch for TDC and the back one used to measure valve lift.
Close up of slotted intake cam gear installed.
Exhaust side with modification to get rid of the distributor and install a cam sensor from factory S38 B38, this is so we can use coil over plug application.
Removed stock TPS sensor and installed later pot style TPS needed for modern style engine management. Throttles installed, some ITB bling.
Custom oil plate to block for remote oil filter and cooler, etc…
Installed on the block.
Some header bling. Starting with bare euro headers.
And after the ceramic coating.
Work on the chassis work has resumed. Frank whittled out this fantastic seat mount , He milled out the bottom and welded in threaded seat stay from the bottom.
View from the top.
And how will will fit into the car.
Cut some holes in the motor mounts to lighten them up.
And got my Valve cover and coil cover back from the powder coate. Those of you familiar with the s38 may realize the different cover, The covers are from the euro s38 b38 with the coil over plug design which I will be using to modernize the ing. system. So Im ditching the distributor, the cap, rotor, plug wires etc, along with being a better system, I think its a much cleaner look.
Frank and Dave got going on trying to finish up the front end , 1st off is to get the new shocks mounted in the car. they milled out the bump steer spacers from my old car to accomodate the extra length of the shock that protrudes below the spindle.
A good close up of the spacer showing the shock cut out with the shock sitting in it.