12-30-2013, 08:54 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fort Myers, FL
Total Cats: 98
What I would do:
Put the car in gear and break 14mm bolts on the cam gears loose.
Break the 10mm bolts on the water pump pulley loose.
Remove the alternator/water pump belt and the pulley on the water pump
Remove the spring behind the water pump pulley
Loosen the 14mm bolt on the timing belt tensioner
Remove timing belt from cam gears and remove the cam gears
Remove the 10mm bolts on the timing plate thing
At that point you'll have access to the gooseneck and can attack it however you want, reinstall in the opposite order and reset your timing.
Personally, I like the look of the motor without the timing plate thing on there. I cut mine so it left the timing marks and bolt holes but could be added/removed with the timing gears in place. I bolt everything up, set the timing, then remove the plate.