Alright, so, here are the details:
- Oil pan has a crack in it and needs to be cleaned up and welded up, or replaced.
- Water pump seeps coolant - I'd recommend checking cooling system for airtightness while the engine is on the stand.
- Timing belt needs to be installed and compression checked. If the valves are bent (shouldn't be), you have the old motor that has nice, clean heads and valves.
- Clutch needs replacement.
- Clutch lever needs to be fixed the right way - what's there now is a sloppy fix.
- Replace front and rear main seals, and front and rear cam seals while you're in there.
- Reuse valve covers and gaskets from the blown engine, those gaskets are fresh and supple.
- This car NEEDS an oil cooler. Water to oil sandwich coolers from a Volvo should, in theory, fit - but try first. Oil gets HOT in that thing.
- Car needs a lift. There are spring spacers somewhere inside, but a better way would be to get much stiffer springs off of some other car and cut them to size.
- There's an upper intake manifold in the rear passenger side of the car somewhere, as well as a Motorcraft 2bbl carb and a rebuild kit. Tee off of the fuel return line with the T being higher than carb level, and use that to gravity-feed the carb.
- Don't rev it past 5K.
- If there's room for Road America, I want in o_O
K Car Stalker