Despite warnings, I went with a stock 6g74 longblock for now. Wanted to do the fiddling to get it all to fit and drive for awhile. Will upgrade to a Pampena 3.7 when this one dies or I get the power bug.
Anxious to see what .5l and 10:1 will do on wastegate boost (15psi)
Pics from today's efforts...
4bolt 72 oil pan needed some banging to clear rod bolts. Tight fit at front because upper radiator neck and front intercooler pipe occupy the same space now with the taller deck. A dual pass rad would be perfect. Just need to modify downpipe, add fluids and splice wiring for crank sensor and she'll be ready to fire up.