Thanks man, I’m definitely loving the engine so far. I glad I do after all I’ve put into it as far as the block and all the supporting parts. I had matt moss port the lower intake as well. Pretty much no expense was spared on the build.
We’ll see what it puts down. The cam seems a little on the small side for what I’m going for, but the dyno will tell me everything I need to know.
The rubber mounts still held good, I have a tough time justifying not replacing them when I'm in the area though lol. I'm going with poly mounts everywhere this time around. I figure with a little more twist it would be beneficial to stiffen things up a bit.
Was one of the smoother pulls I've done. The only thing that gave me grief was one of the PS pump bolts. I had to grind one of those suckers off. Definitely going with ample amounts of anti seize this time around.
It’s fairly common on dart blocks to have to do a little massaging around the mounts. They’re pretty beefy.
I wanted my accessory brackets, coolant tubes and water neck to match the valve covers and upper intake. Hit them with some black wrinkle. You’ll notice I also lopped off the smog pump mounts. No need for that extra
Got the torque box reinforcements in today as well as the fuel pump. I think I set a record for quickest fuel pump install lol. Got pics of the torque box plates. I did uppers and lowers. Figured y’all know what a fuel pump looks like so I didn’t bother with pics of it.
All I’ve got to do is a wideband, then just waiting on intake and headers to finish the build.