You make the entire process look pretty easy..
Question for ya - how long did it take start to finish?
It's really not that difficult if you are handy with a wrench, pay attention to detail, and are patient. I went at a leisurely pace, made sure I kept bolts with the pieces that I took off, and had everything laid out and kept separate. Made it A LOT easier when it came to reassemble. I also double checked everything, and sometimes triple checked torque values, and kept everything clean clean clean. <- The key to building any engine.
As far as how long did it take....that's a difficult question to answer, because I had to go here and there for misc parts, or wait for something to be shipped. Then it takes a few days for pushrods after you figure out which length you need. I did everything over the span of about 2 weeks. I would say you could get this done in a full weekend (as in start in the morning and work til night - stopping for lunch) IF
you had all the parts lined up and ready to go. But then you would have to have a couple of sets of different length pushrods at your disposal because you wouldn't know the length without checking first.
Thanks everyone. Especially Darkman....he is the most helpful guy on the planet. :worship:
Here's a link to the conversations and some learning I did before the build. Thanks to everyone that helped me along the way!!