Did I forget to mention that this engine is going in another 04 SSR. Kev is also getting twin turbos, a 4L80E, Gear Vendor Promod overdrive as it is sporting 4.56:1 rear gears. I think he will be driving it with the GV in high.
Here we are measuring vertical piston to valve clearance. The idea is to measure this after the camshaft is degreed and to do it on both the intake and exhaust. The dial indicator flex mount is OK to use but I am going to make a metal plate, for the magnetic base, that bolts to the head for my next project.
This is my documentation for piston to valve clearance and degreeing the camshaft. Who said math was going to be used when assembling an engine. Lol
Head studs installed. This LSX engine ARP kit has 4 different length studs.
New set of LS7 lifters from Texas Speed.
This is one handy new Snap-On torque wrench. It can be set to measure standard torque settings, torque angle and extensions used to reach bolts that are tucked under the head.
Well that's it for now. All the best! Jerry