Here's the crank sensor, the bracket for the sensor (which replaces the timing pointer), and the super elusive 351 Mass Air harmonic balancer:
Installed on the motor. The crank sensor/timing pointer bolts to two threaded holes on the timing cover, instead of two of the timing cover bolts like it does on the SD motors. The replacement timing cover came from Dorman, and doesn't fit for shit. What a PITA to install.
...and now, the money shot!
The headers are JBA titanium-ceramic coated shortys. Big fan cuz they are not at all blingy like the chrome ones.
Unfortunately this will be the last update for the week. If you snoop around in my recent pics, youll probably spot parts to an 8.8- that's because me & buddy are building an Explorer 8.8 for his XJ (4.10, Spartan locker, Solid diff cover, disc brakes, etc). Plan is to try to finish reassembly of the rear tomorrow, and then try to get it swapped in Wednesday/Thursday. After that he's gonna help me drop the 351 in, but we don't expect to do that until next week. After that his jeep comes back in the garage so we can do a high pinion 30 swap up front along with some other mods. So yeah, busy.