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.
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..
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.
I took my block to get hot tanked on Thursday and got it back yesterday. I also got the piston rods shoot peened and had ARP bolts installed.
I replaced my CV boot and also had a valve adjustment done. I can say the motor is feeling more “healthy.” I’ve been lagging on getting my bottom block hot tanked but IT WILL happen sometime this month. And once that’s done I will send it to Darton for them to install the sleeves. I also put my old 13’s back on. I got tired of the mesh look and needed to see something new that I haven’t seen in awhile.
My father’s 1986 635 CSI in the background
Next step, Cleaning and sending it to Darton.