**Sigh** More of the same. Still waiting on Summit to exchange the Crower Roller rockers so I can get a pushrod length established. The radiator that I ordered that was twisted got sent back and exchanged as well. Summit stepped up, sent out a new one, put in a call tag at UPS, and I got the replacement radiator on Mon-Tue of this week. Actually was twisted so bad you could see it while it was still in the box. They sent out another, issued another call tag. This time with instructions to the shipping dept to actually take the radiator out of the box, and lay it on the floor to be sure that it didn't rock. The one that came today had a damaged box, the lower outlet was bent to hell, and the core was twisted. Now I'm pis sed. I call Summit and tell the Cust SVC dept mgr about the fiasco, and she says that she cannot believe that they are sending out bad radiators, and that it has to be happening in transit. Three times in a row. HA! NO PHUCKIN WAY! I ask if she is doubting what I say, and she says no, that she was sure the radiator was bent, but believes that it's happening after it leaves their warehouse. Regardless, I tell her that I doubt that they have a straight radiator @159.00 left in their entire system, and that they should just refund me, and I'll buy one from Jegs. She asks if there is another radiator that maybe we can substitute? Well yes, there is this Howe radiator that'll fit the bill, but your website states that it's not in stock, and its 80.00 more money than the Summit brand I've been buying. She discounts the Howe unit to 159.00 and says she'll call Howe on Monday to see about expediting it. Again, a pain in the ass, but how can you argue with that? I get the head back from the Machine shop yesterday, now drilled, and tapped for a 7/16th coarse screw-in studs in an attempt to straighten the mis-drilled stud bosses that they messed up. I also have come to terms w/ my head gasket. I paid for an SCE copper piece, and that is what I'm gonna use. I just hope that the Hondabond sealant will do the job and seal the water and oil passages like they think it will. Desperate to move forward, I decided to completely mock up the engine in the compartment to build the accessory brackets, and hang the power accessories. I start by installing the HG in question: I'm putting this thing on there dry just to mock up installed height for when the rockers finally get here so I can get the damn push rods sorted out. I started by building the A/C bracket first. I placed the alt on top of that, but wasn't sure as to whether or not the exhaust manifold was gonna hit, so that's why I installed the head. Course, the head required the exhaust manifold. The exhaust manifold begets the turbo, the turbo begets the cold side piping, and finally, I throw the alt on top of the AC compressor. I'm gonna fix the alt in a non-adjustable position, and make an adjustable idler to tension the belt. Since there's no stinkin' radiator, I'll take advantage of the camera angle opportunity. Next I installed the intake so I could get the Cobra PS pump located. Clearly, I got no room to swing the alt anyway. I then made the block off plate that covers the W/P opening. I'm using a SBC electric W/P that'll hang from the intake in line with the block. The mock up wasn't w/o the usual drama though. The Intake will have to be cut up. I'm gonna have to put a 90 on the end, and orient the throttle body at 90 degrees to this pic. For obvious reasons. The valve cover is still raw, but it will get RD's fins, painted wrinkle black, then coated orange on top so I'll have wrinkle orange instead. The head gets the orange treatment too, and I'll probably change the header color to black to match the intake. The fuel pressure reg will have to be mounted on the strut tower on the MC side of the engine bay. The engine is sat so far back, I cannot get the head on w/ the studs in place, and I have to set the head, then screw in the studs. Because of that, the planned location for the regulator at the end of the fuel rail is a no-go. The power steering pump in this pic is only held on w/ one bolt. I still have reinforcement brackets to make, as well as the mount to allow me to swing an idler pulley against the belt. I hope to get that done tomorrow.