So, yesterday me and a mate went to another mate where my 9 currently is sitting and went to take off the head and see what the damage is. The small hope that i could still use the head for a future build was quickly diminished when my mate used the sentence "there's metal in your intake.." haha, so after removing the head we found this...
guess you could say this decreases my chances of using anything from this engine
. As it has become a build sooner then i expected it to be i decided to at least do what i wanted to do before getting it back on the street. Obviously i need to find (and build) a new engine. Still in the process of deciding for b18c or B20v at least i know that i will go all out on the car. Getting the seat i want, the steering wheel i want, emptying it as it sits for a while.
Next thing to do is get the engine fully out of the car and lay everything aside for future use (header and other bits i can still use).
I will keep you updated on the how and the what.