Rainy Wednesday


What do you think of this?

It’s deep enough to catch my finger nail on it, but I think milling the head a tad bit can fix this problem


I sent my main and rod bearings out to WPC Treatment last week and they came back today! Thank you Izumi-san!

I don’t have a a pic of the bearing before I sent it out but you can indeed see the smoothness.


It was storming like hell today but it calmed down while I was taking the head apart

Got the rocker arms and shaft out of the head

I don’t have a valve spring compressor so I decided to call it a day

Look what all came in the mail

On a side note:
Skunk2 hand etches a “code” on their camshafts to identify what model they are and for authenticity. As seen here:

I have been informed by two Skunk2 representatives as well as tech support, stating:
“As of Feb 2011 we did change some of the markings on the cams to prevent people from selling skunk2 product that was not official. We are transitioning away from the hand etched markings on our camshafts and moving towards a stamp system.”

The new “code” is now a stamp seen here:

Skunk2 adding to the statement:
“The ‘M’ is the correct stamp for B Pro Stage 2 camshafts. Old Pro 2 etchings would include P2, P2+,P2V. From this point on all B pro Stage 2 camshafts will have M stamped in the end of each of the camshafts.”

There you have it. If you plan on purchasing a set of Skunk2 Pro series camshafts, that’s the stamp you will need to look for if your worried about authenticity. They also stated, to purchase their products from AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTORS.

Waiting game. Update on my block.

Just got off the phone with Darton Sleeves. Looks like another 1 1/2 more weeks until I get my block back. It’s taking so long due to SEMA back in the beginning of the month and due to the recent holiday. So it looks like I’m still playing the waiting game.

In the mean time, I been thinking going with ITB’s once my engine is finished. So I’ve been thinking of going this route:

I believe the ITB’s in these pictures came from a Hayabusa, I can be wrong, but regardless I am very intrigued to build my own ITB’s. I have a lot of thinking to do. Stay tuned..

Block update

So I sent my block out to Darton on Tuesday, and John at Darton notified me and said my block made it safely to Darton Sleeves. He told me it should take 10-15 days to install and ship back. So once again, another waiting game. I will keep yall posted.