It's been a month waiting for valve guide material to be identified, sourced and machined from malleable iron. My guy competes with Prefix and didn't want to call them for help. Now it's in and the head prep is underway.
My builder also has been concerned about oil return to the stock pan, so I copied "deyan's" (VOA site) top plate config from his former VRL car and we feel better about oil return and control. He got the short block all finished today!
It may actually happen this month!!!