After two VERY LONG and tiring days the engine is in. Started out yesterday with replacing the rear drums with wilwood disks. There was WAY too much play back and forth so the rear end came in and out about 5 times trying to get it right. It was a long frustrating day but happy with the end result. Still need to bleed the brakes and test them.
Then today we dropped the engine in. I was REALLY skeptical that it would just drop right in with those huge headers on. But NO PROBLEM. Slid right in like a glove. Perfect fit.
Spent the rest of the day dressing it, hoses, finishing the fuel line stuff, shift brackets, etc. Will go shopping tomorrow for some more stuff and maybe in the next couple days it’ll fire up.