Did you choose to take the water pump off? could you have done the job without removing it? draining the radiator and removing it help with timing cover removal for spatial reasons? obviously your motor is a bit more than stock. timing cover looks badass btw. I will be doing this job next year or 3 years from now. I beat on my car pretty good and about to take it to the track. looks like a pretty basic tear down and r/r of timing parts you mentioned. any tips or tricks? thanks in advance.