Well it's taking longer than I expected to put my motor back together. Ran into some delays cleaning off the burnt oil/carbon off the piston faces. The good news is I was able to really take a good look at every piston wall, all the lifters, and the cam lobes all check out fine.
The heads are installed, base valve adjustment complete.
Still need to install the intake manifold, carburetor, exhaust manifold, distributor, oil catch can set the timing, and do the final valve adustment.
Looks like I'm taking a day of tomorrow to finish.