After quite a bit of trial and error, I think the procedure for engine install has been perfected. I still have one more round of tear down and reassembly to go. The engine looks right at home in it's Massey grey engine bay. I think the wrinkle black valve cover turned out well.
The original grills were not really salvageable. So I have tried making the later plastic grills work. For a track rat it should work...
The other area of progress has been stripping the rear sub-frame. The grease was I kid you not 3/8-1/2" thick. Right now the hub castle nut is winning. Time to get a bigger wrench.
The other area I am still trying to determine my path forward is the roll cage. I would like something to mount harnesses to, and to keep my head from going in the ground should things go terribly wrong. I am between an autopower cage, or spending a boat load to have a custom one made. I can weld, but this is not something I would really trust myself to do. The other catch is a full on pro built custom cage would cost roughly 1/5-1/3 what the total project will.