Cleaning the new motor and putting it back together:
So far it’s looking/cleaning up nicely.
I have the valve covers sent out to be chrome plated and the intake manifold/plenum are out to be black anodized. I also have an order in to Rockauto for a bunch of externals. Once they arrive I’ll be able to continue putting it back together.
Figure we’re supposed to have good weather (high 40s-low 50s) for at least the next 2 weeks, so hopefully I can get it all together and swapped in!