yeah, theres a few pics on ebay, thor covers seem to have two oil bosses on the side, GEMS only has one.
Cam sensor appears common from '97 onwards, so that didnt change when they switched to thor. Some reports that thor has higher oil pressure, but that cant be a bad thing?
My local wrecker has a late model 4.6 and i was thinking of asking them for a price for the whole engine for spares. I've ordered the bits to do the head gaskets, and while i'm there i want to fix the front cover seal. Its tempting to pick up another engine, and pull the heads and front cover off and get them all cleaned up and refreshed to make the downtime faster.
The oil pump is in the front cover, leaving me a little wary about swapping in an unknown one ofcourse, but it seems Turner has a repair kit for them with a new steel rotor, so i guess i can strip and inspect it. Also wondering how far i go when i'm in that far already... its probably worth feeding it a timing chain?