A MC lift is a good idea, but not absolutely necessary. A HF moving dolly, a few short 2x4's and a couple of good floor jacks work okay. I like the idea of working in a comfortable climate, but I know too well that you can never destinkify (your word, not mine) anything that's meant to be in the garage enough to satisfy the little woman. My GF tells me I smell like the garage if I just walk through it on my way into the house...:rolleyes:
Thanks for the offer on the collars.. will let you know, although at the pace I'm going on this, it may be a while before it gets dropped. My motor already has the collapsible tubes, but was thinking if I do have to dig deeper because of a stud or two, that I would put stock tubes back in (assuming that makes sense). In my case, I'm sticking with the CIS, so I can get collector plates. The insurance is only a few hundred a year. There is a fellow where I used to work, that was an instructor at VW and he taught CIS troubleshooting. He will lean over my shoulder and bark orders if need be. I have lots of extra CIC bits including a supposedly known good WUR, and I bought the rig for testing the FP.
I ran the solid tensioners in mine. I don't recommend this unless you just enjoy removing cam box covers at every valve change. The reality was I had solid tensioners (came in one of the cores i bought for cheap..) and did not have the money for oil fed ones. So i sucked it up and checked the tensioners every time I adjusted valves. And I adjusted those more often than recommended.
I may end up going with the small triumph throttle bodies. There was some reason i felt the larger ones were better. I think it may have been due to injectors, or possibly something to do with idle air. I think the 1050 uses a stepper to open the plates, so i could sync both sides and use one stepper to open both racks.
You can run a much larger throttle body as long as you can effectively limit the airflow to what the cylinders can handle. I run 40mm Webers with 34mm chokes on my 3.0, your 2.7 would probably require 32mm chokes, so you can see why 52s would be far larger than your motor could ever use. Not sure how the 1050 TBs function, so I may be comparing apples and oranges, I apologize if that's the case.
Btw Raven, I've been to Milledgeville several times on business trips (back in the late 80s), you anywhere near the women's prison? :cool:
nah i am out across the river :)
i think the best thing i have bought recently on CL was the van norman mill.
Just picked up a K.O. Lee surface grinder. Table is on bearings, Walker electromagnetic chuck, $375 for it.