Early Indicators

Are good. I took it for a spin after getting to the shop. The lifters are going to be noisier, something I really hadn’t thought about much, but was somewhat aware of. Because the cams have a different profile, the lobes are actually striking the lifters with more force, instead of simply pushing them. The clutch engages pretty low to the floor, and the engagement point is much smaller than it was before. It’s something i’m simply going to get used to. The flywheel feels nice, not quite as free revving as it was on the wagon, but a definite improvement.

As for power and responsiveness, I’m holding off judgement for another day or two, but I like it a lot so far. At freeway speeds, the car pulls very nicely.

So far, so good.