Yesterday I worked on the intake bolts and was able to finally get the intake and heads off the motor. I still have 4 bolts left to get out of the heads but at least I have more to work with now.
I also stopped by O’Reilly Auto and borrowed a ridge reamer. So today I should be able to get the pistons and connecting rods out of the block.
After that I will pull the crank, and pop out the freeze plugs. Then I will clean up the block and heads and put them back on the block. Then I will drop it into the motor mounts on the Hot Rod and be able to measure out everything I need to work around the motor.