The weather sucked the last few days, so I just cleaned up the gasket mating surfaces and parts. Today I spent about 6-7 hours starting the real reassembly!
I spent a few hours with brakeclean, scraper, and ye-olde brass brush to get the remaining dead gasket crap off.
Still need to torque down the injection pump, put on the water pump, and reassemble the cooling system. I flushed the radiator and thermostat housing in prep today.
I’m debating starting it up without coolant in it just to make sure the timing bits are good before I reassemble the cooling system and block access...