When we left off we had just finished all the cutting and welding and sealed and painted the new frame member (now a couple inches further forward).
So... the next step? Alterations to that brand new crate motor!
The water pump needs to come off to be replaced by a small manifold that will allow us to adapt to a remotely mounted electric water pump... the original water pump would have been up by your elbow and of course no way to get a belt that far forward to even drive it.
Now for even more fun... let's pull off the oil pan! We will need to install a different pan that will give us clearance for the new sub-frame that runs under the motor and attaches to the Porsche existing side rails.
This will also require changing out the windage tray and the oil pump pickup tube.
And as long as we are in there we are going to install a racing baffle that stops oil
starvation in high G turns! Woo-hoo!!
And many thanks to my friend Phil for coming along on this Boxster LS adventure!
SO... WHAT'S UP NEXT?
Well, we have the Pinehurst Concours d'Elegance this weekend - so no garage time with the Boxster this weekend... hopefully next weekend will be another of many engine bay fittings and then comes the removal and flipping of the intake manifold, along with fabricating a new sender unit mount that becomes blocked by the flipped intake manifold:-) It's always something!
Stay tuned, Doug