I've been in Calgary for the last two weeks working my ass off.
Time for an update I suppose.
I got the engine gasket kit while I was in Calgary. There certainly are a bunch of parts in this thing, more than I'll ever need but it has literally everything in the engine bay. Pretty much if you need a gasket forward of the donut connection on the downpipe this has it.
Best Part, they matched a better price:
Fred Beans is also having a president's day sale, so I scooped up the Gates Racing Complete Timing Kit. These suckers retail for around $450 and they have them on sale for $290 shipped. That is a ridiculous price if you ask me. I was only going to get a timing belt, tensioner, and new water pump, but for about $20 more I got a complete timing kit with all the pulleys/cogs, timing belt, tensioner, and water pump. Why not.
That will be in Utah on Tuesday and I'll get it back to Omaha next time I'm home.
Next time I'm home I also get to pick the block up from the machine shop. I'm excited. As of March 5th, 2011, I have a 100% built short block ready for my engine to assplode!