Brian thanks for the info.
Steve thanks, thats been my method on everything else I've built, none have been multi cylinder, so it wouldn't be too much trouble to make another crank. My feeling is If I get this made, I won't want to make another. Just trying to do it right the first time, and don't have a grinder. You've a good memory, I showed you pictures last year at NAMES.
Thanks Bob, that's an up to date pic. all internal block and head machining is done, the crank is roughed out, and the bell housing and adapter is made. Still planning on additional machining on the oil plan and I left tons of material on the valve covers, not sure what I will do there.
Zee, now we know. If Steve's have lasted, thats good enough for me, I know he's put a lot of time on his engines.