As of 10pm last night, Aces lives. My wife technically got the first drive (I asked her to start it while I messed with the timing) when I had her back it into the driveway. I need to double check the timing (the inductive light I borrowed from my neighbor wasn't working), check the torque on the driveshaft bolts & lug nuts, and do a final burp of the cooling system.
It started on the first inkling of the key turning, which startled me a bit. I can't wait to get it out on the road this afternoon!
Grimace will be hitting Craigslist soon. Its currently sitting in front of my house, doing its best impression of a 4x4.