By which I mean, the only thing I got done yesterday was pulling the harmonic balancer, timing cover, and timing set.
Yep. That’s sure an engine without a timing set.
Well, OK, it’s not quite true that the only thing I got done yesterday was pulling the timing set. I also conducted an experiment in the shatter resistance of long tube fluorescent lights when struck with steel tubing. Experiment result: Not very. So I spent two hours vacuuming broken glass bits out of everywhere in the entire shop. :-/ I know good science requires repeatability, but I think I’m going to live with being a bad scientist on this one, and leave the experiment as a single run event, if possible.
Interesting to note, I found stamping marks on the timing cover flange showing when the block was last machined, and how much. Vector had her heart bored .030″ over on Valentine’s Day, 1990. :D <3