This one is getting the full treatment, so here we go:
|Headbolt hole chasing.|
Then the oil squirters are cleaned and installed with loctite.
|Main bearing bolt hole chasing.|
|Nice shiny new K&S main bearings, #4 cap gets the slotted bearing shell for improved lubrication.|
|Ring compressor tool at the ready to compress rings and slide these pistons into their new homes.|
Next up: Piston time! These sweet ASV pistons are mated to rods, Rosten H-beam rods in this case and then, and then installed in the engine block in pairs, cylinders 2 & 3 shown here before final installation.
|Rod caps #2 and #3, plastigage check.|
Radial clearances of rod bearings are then checked with Plastigage, cleaned, lubed and installed with the provided ARP bolts.
|Rod caps 4 and one, radial clearances all check out.|
|Bottom end complete.|
|Pistons 3 and 2 high and proud.|
|Pistons 4 and 1 high and proud.|
|Custom Colt Cam stage II to let this engine breath a little more freely.|
Colt cam installed and assembly lube copiously applied.
Timing belt installed and engine timed.