I haven't posted all that much in the past few years on here, or FChat for that matter, but with Mark coming over it looks like there's a good group of 308 guys around.
A quick recap... I've had my 308qv for almost ten years now, of which roughly half of them it's been apart. I pulled apart the engine because the destra bank cam drive pulley was leaking oil (prodigiously). I have the records back to 1990 and a previous owner had snapped a cam belt years ago, and the shop that rebuilt the engine must have spaced out a bit with the drive pulley - the snap ring was missing, hence the oil leak developing.
I seem to be inherently prone to project creep, so next thing you know I:
- replaced all hoses (heater system, engine coolant, fuel system, etc.)
- pulled the gas tanks and repainted them
- installed Hayden Fans on the coolant radiator
- installed a small Spal fan on the oil radiator
- had the coolant radiator boiled out and a leak fixed
- installed new rubber boots on the steering rack, cleaned the rack, and regreased
- installed new rubber boots on the half shafts and repacked with grease
- installed a SS test pipe in place of the cat
- had the cylinder heads port and polished, as well as port matching the tracts from throttle all the way to the headers
- ceramic coated the headers
- installed new valve springs
- had a machine shop bore the throttle body out to 70mm
- had the same machine shop make an aluminum intake
box to go in place of the old K-jet
- installed 10.5:1 Wiseco pistons
- had Elgin cams weld and regrind the stock cams
- ordered an Electromotive Tec3
I'm sure there is a lot more, but you guys get the idea. I started to really bear down on the project seven or eight months ago; I'm lucky enough to work with a bunch of car guys so I've been taking a ton of pics and doing an email write up every week for them.
So, I thought it might be cool to do a recap on here and get everyone caught up - I'll post some of the pics from the past few months - then I can do updates here alongside those that I do with the guys at work. I'm at the point right now where I am machining the cam sensor mount so I can run full-sequential. I'd like to think that I'm 1-2 months away from turning the key, but we'll see as the summer is always busy with business trips, etc.