Just thought I would update everyone.
I have all the heads done porting [still barely touched the intake.. but it'* time will come].
The heads are also all ready to go in, so the valves, valve stem seals, and springs are all in. The rockers aren't installed yet, because either Straitor'* set will come before I fire her up, or I will throw mine on temporarily. Plus they get in the way.
All gasket mating surfaces are cleaned, piston carbon cleaned off, head gasket material was all scraped off [both on block and on heads]. All the threads holes I could find were cleaned. Basically there isn't much left for me to clean. I just have to vacuum the head gasket scrapings, and give a final lookover before throwing the heads on.
The headers are about 90% ready to go on. I still need to clean up the welds, and fix the heat shields [they fell off, so I need to re-rivot them back on].
Everything seems to be going smoothly, so let'* hope everything goes well. If I am lucky, I MAY be able to start her tomorrow, but the likelihood is slim, and I really don't want to rush it. I've waited this long, you know.
Oh yeah... can't forget the final figures on the porting.
Intake: 1" wide, 2" tall
Exhaust: 1.4" wide, 1.2" tall
That is just higher [not visible, but feelable] of a size. Perfect, if you ask me