OK got a lot done today, I took off: cams, head, power steering pump, water pump, pulleys, timing belt, A/C compressor, alternator, oil filter housing, on and on. So here are some progress pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Head removed. Im going BC all the way on this build. Going to order BC SS valves, Titanium springs, and retainers. Should be fun!
Top of the block looking at the pistons. Not sure how these are supposed to look but, the look bad to me lol.
going to get BC rods and some kind of forged piston (CP,Wiseco,ex.)
My current BC 264 cams and head studs
Pulleys by PHR. I had them anodized but didn't like how they turned out so much, so Im going to get them redone more to my liking. Also going to replace the Adj. cam gear with a BC cam gear i picked up from a member here.
Power steering pump and water pump. Both going to be replaced. At least the water pump.
Block by the end of the afternoon.
Parts are being ordered and the head and block are pretty much ready for the machine shop. more progress very soon....