Here's phase 1 of the prep.  Remove exhaust, shorten AC bracket, install PS block off and cone filter.
I have not seen this on other Varioram engines, the word "Varioram" is cast into the intake. This is not true of the 96 Euro engine I had originally installed in my 1972 targa.  Apparently this was a change for 1997.

Good shot of the shortened AC bracket.

"varioram" script

Sachs PowePack Clutch.

PS Blockoff