Couple of pics showing slack chain.Really pleased with the bores.
No steps or scoring at all and light carbon on piston crowns only.Started to clean up valley.
Lifters slide out easily by hand.
Only down side so far is several rocker arms have deepish wear indents where valve stem contacts.
I bought all my bits - cam / lifters etc from Real Steel.
Cam lube supplied with cam.
Also bought a ZDDP rich running in oil - in 1 litre bottles - on their recommendation at the same time.
They advised 500 miles and then oil change.
Had a play for an hour this afternoon.
Luck was on my side with timing cover - removed without a problem & no snapped bolts.
Timing chain has about 18mm deflection on one side - I guess it's the nylon teeth that mask any rattling you would expect when stretched this much.
Thinking about the cam running in procedure.
Always advised as the 20 min @ 2000 rpm from start up (which I will follow)
What happened when the cars were new ?
The original running in procedure would probably have involved gentle driving for first 500 / 1000 miles ?
Is this why many cams...
Picked up engine & box yesterday - this was removed a while ago when the bay was painted.
Landed back home
Plan to remove box & send to eight of them for rebuild.
Mount to shiny new engine stand & freshen up.
I have - new cam - lifters - duplex timing set - oil pump upgrade kit - SD1 heads -...