I dropped off the motor to the engine builder on 04/28/17. Ended up finding out a couple days later that the guy who sold it to me lied to my face when he said the motor was good. The motor apparently had 4 spun rod bearings, the crank was completely garbage, and the guides in the head are cracked. So really, the only thing usable from the entire thing ended up being the block itself, which somehow escaped without damage from all of the chaos.
So I got a good used crank, I already have forged pistons and rods that are going in to the motor. It is getting the machine work now for the block. I’m picking up a good used head this weekend to drop off, and hopefully that will be all we need to get it all together and running finally.