Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Well the motor is back together, assembled! So I re-used my old oil pan with 6 holes punched into, HaH. Welded them up on the inside, straightened the pan rail, check to make sure it’s flush and Banda bing. Will make for a great story if someone ever decides to look under the front. A lot of interesting parts on this car to be honest. Besides all that a new pan up here is around $600can.
Other than that, heads and manifold went on smooth. Still using the Edelbrock Super Victor intake. This will get changed out in the future for a side draft sniper setup on a blower manifold, stock hood deal. Changed out the stock zz502 pump for a Melling M77HV. Was always under the impression the stock motors come with high volume pumps, that’s not the case. M77HV is a high volume standard pressure pump. Easy was to tell is stock gear height is 1.00”, maybe 1/16” more. HV pumps are 1.3”.
Utilizing a Power Bond SFI harmonic damper. Have used this in the past with great success.
Oil drain back from the turbo remains in the same spot, was going to put it in the timing cover but not enough angle for drain back and not room to weld one in.
If there are any questions on the motor build, feel free to ask. I will share the knowledge here no problem.
540 BBC + 15psi Boost via Single Garrett GTX
Stock looking, and fairly stock sounding
HP and ET not determined yet!