16. Remove and discard the piston rings, being careful not to damage the piston ring lands, skirt, or tops of the piston during removal. Place these components in a box, be sure to use adequate packing material to prevent damage in transit to the machine shop.

17. Remove dry sump pump, water pump, and front timing cover assembly.

18. Remove the gear drive bolts and components. Remove the cam, taking care not to damage the lobes or bearing surfaces by supporting the cam on both ends. There are several specialty tools available that make cam removal easier to accomplish. Be sure to carefully pack the camshaft in a box with protective packing to prevent damage.

19. Remove the main bearing caps, clean and place in a box. Then, carefully lift the crankshaft straight up out of the block, taking care not to scratch or damage journals. Pack the crankshaft in a suitable box, again utilizing packing material to protect against damage in transit to the machine shop.

20. Pack the block, cylinder heads, and other engine components in your truck and head to the machine shop. Then, go back to the shop and clean up your work area so that you will have a clean environment for engine assembly when you get your parts back from the machine shop.

Each time the engine is rebuilt or freshened up, be sure to disassemble, clean, and inspect the dry sump pump and replace components as necessary. Take apart the oil tank and clean it thoroughly. Carefully inspect all braided lines and pay particular attention to fittings. Replace the lines and fittings if they are showing wear.

1. Remove the dry sump pump from the motor and then remove the drive spud or pulley, followed by the scavenge manifold and port adapter fittings.

2. Disassemble the pressure and scavenge sections, carefully removing the gears and shafts. Clean and carefully inspect for wear and damage. Replace any parts that need attention.

3. Disassemble the oil tank and clean thoroughly. Take special care to locate any debris which may be hidden in the tank or that could find its way into your motor. Remove the port adapter fittings, cap, and breathers. Clean thoroughly and place in a Ziplock bag until reassembly.

4. Replace O-ring seals or gaskets in the tank before reassembly.

5. Remove all oil lines, scavenge manifolds, and oil filters and mounts from the engine and race car. Flush all of the oil lines thoroughly, rinse with clean water, and dry with compressed air. Repeat the process with the remaining oil system components, then store in Ziplock bags until reassembly.

6. Replace all lines, hose ends, port fittings, and O-rings that show signs of wear.

1. Remove header bolts and exhaust bracket and remove the headers.

2. Carefully inspect all header flanges and welds on header tubes, mufflers, and turn downs for cracks or damage. Repair and replace components as necessary.

3. Clean header flanges and check carefully for warping or damage. Remove all residual gasket material, sealant, and other debris.

4. Clean the exterior surface of system thoroughly. Geving recommends that you refinish these components with a high temperature spray ceramic coating or send them out for a professional coating treatment.