The timing chain tensioner is now installed and cam timing reverified.
All is good and we are ready to install the front cover.
When installing the front cover we noted that one of the front cover holes had no corresponding bolt hole on the head. Since there was no pressurized oil or other fluids in the area we figured that this would not be an issue.
Here is a close up of our valve cover with no hole. There is no oil splash or pressurized oil here so it will be fine.
Next we bolted down our valve cover.
Now we come to our first dumb setback. Remember the cool baffled Moroso oil pan we got? Well guess what? It wont fit with our modified K24 oil pump balance shaft assembly. The stock pan fit fine but we wanted the baffling and extra capacity of the Moroso pan. We tried to fit a balance shaftless K20 oil pump and found that a bolt and a boss on the block interfered with the pump. However all was not lost.