Well as things would go. Blew the engine on the way home from Winston Salem today. Pretty sure I threw something out of the bottom. Won't know until I look at it tomorrow since it was already dark when I got home. I also may have had my emergency brake line snap on me. After we got it towed back to the house. The car would not move off of the flat bed with it out of gear and the lever down. The driver had to nudge it so I could park it.
Good news is that the engine I took to the machine shop is ready to be picked up. So all I'll have to do once I get that is order a new water pump, oil pump, pistons rings, and water pipe. I'm sure there will be other small items I'll have to order but those are the major ones I can think of right now that I don't already have.
I have been working on getting a rebuilt engine ready for the last few months. This is nothing crazy as the car will be a street driven car mainly and occasionally hit up a road course or autox. I had a head built a couple months back with S.I. SS valves (standard size), Manley Ti retainers and springs.
I'll throw up a list of things I have at the moment.
ported evo3 exhaust manifold
gates racing timing belt with new pulleys
cometic gasket kit with MLS headgasket
Thats all that comes to mind right now.
So i join the I blew my first engine club. Don't know if thats a good thing or not.