I have been hesitant to update this, because reasons.
It took me 4 weeks to get to this point. I have been working on the engine 20+ hours a week, every week since my last update a month ago. Timing cover came back off, bought a different set of fuel injectors, and a second wideband O2 sensor as i probably ruined mine. Passenger header has been off 3 times, still leaks. Struggled with the tune. Still not right, but im going to have to replace the headers to get it right since i cant get the one to stop leaking.
The engine is still not 'broken in'. I am dropping to about 5-6 PSI on oil pressure (at 2k rpms) by the time the thermostat opens. Idle might be close to zero. I dont know whats wrong. Im going to try to get a mechanical gauge on it tomorrow to make sure. I expect the motor is going to be coming back out. So the frustration level is high.