Ok, were making progress here:
The driver head/header is now off. I still need to separate these, but on this head its only 2 bolts so it should go easier.
Same thing with this header; if the set is reusable this AIR tube will be removed:
I was looking down into the block, and the cam looks rough. Probably just going to replace it:
Before i pull the block though, i was to experiment with this:
Thats my remote oil filter mount, with the hoses for the ram assist running down thru the hole for the oil filter.
i have the late model oil cooler, and it fits pretty tight against the block. Im curious to see what it will take to get it to fit in the small block engine crossmember. If its only requires some minor mods to the frame, then i might do it once the block comes out.