I like the engine, the idea of building a brand new lower end and then putting a used top end on it seems odd. Nothing wrong with it if all the parts meet spec but still odd. So I looked at what it would take to put new parts on it, that was a shock, and no wonder you were always talking about scrounging for a top end. It didn't make sense before, but now it does. If I had any money I would seriously try and contact Pete and invest in making some rocker arms that would be as good or better than the originals, because it is an experimental we could make them better, it is likely he would be interested. Then all new parts could be more easily offered. Sorry I haven't any money, I certainly have the interest.