Sorry for the long delay in updates...been chaos around here. Busiest time of the year for beer distribution.
Anyway, some updates...
So got the engine back together...and dropped back in...and bolted back up...and WOOOOOOO she is a bullet. Took it easy for the first ~600 miles before some ***** in an Escalade pissed me off on the interstate. Mashed the peddle at about 50 and got a nice screech from the front.
I ended up going with a 3.4inch pulley, headers, 3inch downtube, high flow cat, custom made cat back done up by DC Muffler in Dallas Center, IA with a pair of 2 1/2 in/out flowmasters.
Now I need to do some ECU tweaking along with having a full transmission service done (maybe doing a shift kit).
Been using alot of information I found here to fix the little annoying details for the girl. Seat heater on Drivers side now works, no more steering column intermediate shaft clunk...passenger window may have to wait until spring...
Anyway, thanks for the welcome and the input. I am still lurking around here....just mostly quiet.