I've got the oil pump swapped. RSX TypeS pump (compare it to the stock TSX monstrosity in my previous post):



KMiata's billet oil pump housing to work with their oil pickup (to go over the steering rack). The stock TypeS pump pickup sticks straight back, which would go through the steering rack:



Once I get the seal & gasket set in, I'll crack into the honda bond (needed for the 'oil squirter plug" bolt) and get the oil pan, water pump housing and timing covers back on. I'll need to grab a buddy this weekend to hold a wrench so I can torque the 50 degree intake pulley (vs the stock TSX 25 degree VVT pulley) onto the cam.