thanks sclass, it's 100.985 22 004916
motec, thanks heaps for the link. I'll add that to faves. I plan on making headers myself. The 280 will be my testing platform to see if I can pull it off. The 6.9 should be easier, it's only 4 cylinders ...times 2
But I had a close look at clearance in Cam's engine bay. Not much room to play round with.
haha, glad to hear the bogan capital is in WA.
Here's a few more pics from today. I unloaded it off the trailer, put it back on the stand. I can turn it by hand with a bit of force and the bores I thought look ok like the first photo but have opposite wear spots which I assume they could be out of round by a smidgeon. But one cylinder in particular, 2nd cylinder photo where it almost looks like pitting and a crack but it doesn't feel any different using my finger or fingernail across the surface. Weird. Due to excessive heat perhaps?
There's a tiny lip at the extent of ring travel for each and a handful of the water channels are blocked like we've seen if a few other blocks. However the heads have a couple of spots where pitting and corrosion of the alloy has occured on blanked channels. These will get resurfaced before shaving, no biggie. There seems to be a bit of room for boring out the cylinders. With the oil stained crank and conrods etc, plus the question over roundness of the cylinders I want to stick to original plan. Full strip, keep undoing it all and get it cleaned and machined
For now I have to put it away though. Which leads me to ask, what would you guys do before storing it? Just oil the cylinders, ATF maybe, then wrap it in plastic? It's only going to be for a couple of months, maybe more. Depends how much m100 knowledge I can soak up between now and when time permits to get stuck into pulling it apart.