Originally Posted by dinan540
Did you buy the engine and trans together?
Now would a good time to upgrade the headers
If there were aftermarket headers I would consider it.
The 840 and 540 headers are the same but end in different places. I am trying to do this a a "Simple" upgrade for those 8 owners with bad Nicasil engines.
So far I am at one bracket to build and I need to modify the camshaft position trigger. The M62 trigger ring is an $8 part so I could even screw a couple up getting it right.
The engine and transmission came together with a complete set of accessories (Alternator, starter, hydraulic pump and A/C compressor). I have most of the 540 shifter parts too. Useless to me but I have them. Sort of like the headers on the motor now. good for keeping it from sliding around on the pallet
The shifter parts from Europe will be ordered tomorrow. There is an 840 six speed variant over there so the parts are available.
Driveline of Portland is going to lengthen my drive shaft the required 6". My chip guy in Europe is working on a chip for the extra 10% displacement.
So it is coming together quite nicely so far.