I have a problem selling parts because you never know when you might need it someday.I'm usually the same way, but there are some parts that I'm pretty sure I wont need. Like the steering rack. That and I'm out of room in my shed. Parts have started to spill over to the basement.
So I've made some more progress. I got this mess of wires:
Boiled down to this:
I also opened up the engine to see what things looked like.
Surprisingly, the timing chain looks good. These engines are supposed to be notorious for timing chain failures right around the mileage of this engine, but there are no signs of wear on the sprockets or the chain guides. I can get a timing chain kit for $140 that even comes with a new water pump, so I'm not sure if I should do the job while its all open, or just save my money.