Finally starting on the engine. Had to crank up the Way-Back machine to find this post.
I finished taking apart the block last night and early this morning I took the piston off the 1976 rods I will be using.
I have a set of NOS .020 pistons that I hope to be able to use. I bought them several years ago cheap and put them away. Trent McPeak tipped me off to those when a set of 4 were on eBay for around $100. No pins, but I found those on eBay a year or 2 later, also NOS, for $15.
The plan is:
Use the later rods (and bearings) and the pop up pistons.
Use the 1976 camshaft
Install hardened seats
Use one of the later governors given away by Tom M when they were moving to Florida.
The transmission gears came from Art C's son
The paint I am using was the result of advice from Rob in NH
Jim Foose fixed me up with some DOT head bolts
Boss Hog fixed me up with some DOT heads and some other parts, like the correct breather (mine was rusted solid).
anyone see a pattern here?