This is obviously the driver's side of the motor. Things to look at are detailed below.

The electric water pump is a Mezier. It has two water inlets, the only one I could find that way. One will be connected to the radiator return and the other will be plumbed to suck from the 10 gallon tank in the trunk. This will give me both cooling from the radiator when the electric fan is on and from the reservoir. The water from the tank will be routed through the engine first, then to the water cooled turbo housings (I may have this backwards and it may get plumbed in differently, but you get the idea!). The pump is controlled by one of the toggle switches on the instrument panel.

Another feature is the remote oil pressure sender block. It is connected to the block via a -6 stainless steel hose and AN fittings. The red anodized block was a fuel line connection on my drag boat that I recycled. Instead of fuel lines coming out of it, I now have oil lines, one goes to each turbo. These lines are -4 AN sized to reduce flow to the turbo's. At the far end of the block is the pressure sender.

The front timing cover fuel pump block off plate will be modified to become the oil fill port and the Moroso block evacuation port. I need to order the Moroso stuff so that I know the size of the hole to drill in the block off plate and the size of pipe needed for the evac kit.

Seen under the stainless braided hose is the remote oil filter adapter. I haven't as yet decided where to mount the filte so the hoses are on hold for right now.

Right under the filter adapter is the -10 AN weld bung for the driver's side turbo return oil. This needs to be as straight a shot as possible with few restrictions. This should work. Those hoses are also stainless steel and have been made.

Just to the right of the remote filter adapter is the motor mount. These were just engine swap mounts that seemed to fit my application and after hours of rework the did just that. I could have started from scratch and been done quicker and cheaper and prolly better.

Some interesting facts on the block. The decks are square to the crank centerline and are flat. The cylinder bores, all eight of them, at the top and bottom of each and in perpendicular directions are within 0.0015 inches of each other. The machine shop said this was the best block he had ever seen! Good, maybe I wont grenade it. It was previously used by a drag racer in Ohio who was making about the same power levels I plan to. The pistons are forged, close tolerance units and the compression ratio, static is 8.5:1. Wish it was about 7:1 though. More POWER, moohahahaha..... Another fact is that I used Glyptal on the valve lifter valley and the front of the block under the timing cover. Messy stuff, ugh.

The damper, no not dampener, is a standard race unit from Summit. A new band of timing tape is available and will be applied once I quit dinking around...The chromed pulley is an early Mustang unit because I needed a short one and the damper just happened to be drilled for both 3 bolt and 4 bolt patterns. I removed the distributor because I keep this puppy wrapped in a clean cotton sheet, and stuffed into a garbage can plastic sack with bungee holding it all tight.

Not much else to see on the short block, however, the detail on the motor mount is better than the other picture's. The mount sits on a donut I cut out of the sidewall of a truck tire I had laying around. I just want to have some compliance and not shake the car to pieces, but not let it go to far when torquing over. Barely discernable is the -10 fitting coming from the water pump. This is the return side of the 10 gallon tank, I hope! Also visible is the passenger side turbo oil return bung in the pan. If you squint really hard you can read the top of the pistons. My squinter don't work so good and I don't remember what they say...wanna know? I'll hafta go look... Stock roller lifter's...good enough for D.S.S and the cowboy making 650 RWHP ponies, good enough for me.

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