I appreciate the input. I am looking at local shops and not coming up with a lot. I have one I am still waiting to hear from that originally said 1500 to 1800 but dont know what all that includes.
I am also looking at long blocks. I dont know if many builders locally. What is the general opinion of ATK engines? Price for a "high durability" long block on Rock Auto is just under 2K with shipping. Should leave enough in the budget for a new intake. Edelbrock 3881 looks good but pricey. Any good alternatives?
Already done the Sag swap, SS headers/Bassani Y; New timing Cover that will get a new seal again. Will look into injector rebuild, new balancer, and into getting away from the OEM oil cooler.