Intake back on, engine working again!
I finally got time yesterday to put my car back together. I spent about 3 hours working on it because my back was killing me. I got the thing put together, the intake on, all the required parts... jumped it and ran it and it is in good shape.... Didn't notice it to smoke like it did before, and i think the throttle response is a little better.... regular mantienence can go a long way after all.
P.S. Thanks to doublevision for suggesting I check the pvc valve before I pull the engine apart, I think it fixed it.