Just getting started on this build. I have a 12 page "guide" I'm following from Kent Prather at Prather Racing Engines, lots and lots of little steps to do and document. First thing we did after ordering in a bunch of expensive race parts (rods were $1200 the set - spared no expense!) was to get it over to the machine shop to have it rough bored, so I can dry build the engine with the new pistons and take a bunch of measurements - such as how much to take off the deck so we can get the 14:1 compression ratio he wants (!) and whether we'll need to flycut the pistons to make clearance for the valves. Also, #1 cylinder was scored on one side from the pin getting loose and rubbing on the cylinder walls, to get past that issue we had to offset the bore by 4 thou, but it cleaned up nicely so we'll be good there. I now have the block mounted up in the engine stand so I can do that and a thousand other little tasks. Once we're happy with all that I'll take it back to the machine shop so they can bore and tap for the extra end studs and finish hone the cylinders among other things. We had thought we were going to do a 4 bolt center main cap, which would have required a line bore, but Kent thinks for the racing Corey does the stock mains will be fine. Plus too and also, I couldn't find anyone who had a small enough boring bar to do it! Or anyone who could even look at it in less than 6 months. I don't have access to mills and lathes and such, and we're trying to make a race mid July (very unlikely, but we'll see!) I have over 90% of the parts we'll need and an owner who's willing to spend whatever it needs to make it fast - we're shooting for 150 hp at the crank! The head is all done, ports matched, combustion chambers reshaped and some trick 1.5 roller rockers fitted. It's also will be drilled for the end studs, I could probably do that myself, but Ima let the machine shop have at it and tap the block too.