Starting on the engine this weekend, block has been ported by Kerber before I got it, but valves look like stock 45* grind. I plan on 30 and 45* with under cut head and narrowing the stem slightly
Springs had billet retainers, but seem stock, they are shorter and not nearly as stiff as the ones Lakota sent me to match cam
On the block I plan on opening up the valve pockets by cutting in eyebrows to increase flow, and checked the bore, it's barely .003" out of round so I think I can clean that up by honeing
My plan at this point is to get what I have, up and running, and then next year upgrade the engine, (offset guides, bigger valves, offset bore, weld the block, steel crank etc..) so if there are any "low buck" or garage upgrades I can do , let me know...otherwise lets save the full blown engine build for next winters project.