I'm finally really getting back to logging on here. We're planning a wedding on my end and sadly I don't have my motor back yet, but I was super bummed to read this all. You might even beat me to your build, and I've been without my car since January. I hope that this new motor drives like crazy for you. The pain going without the car is awful, and I don't wish it on anyone. I'm going to have to order myself one of those drain valves for sure. Now if there were just a way to get around the under body plastic so that removing the filter and draining the oil weren't such a pain. I guess the lesson to be learned is any time we see something pop out the back of the car we should pull over and take a look immediately. I would have kept driving just like you, until now. I can't afford to do a build like this more than once. It sounds like your, Chris' and my motors will be pretty similar when finished. I'm not doing anything in the heads though. The TBC from SwainTech seemed a worthwhile investment to me, and I owe it to Chris for even informing me about it. I hope to hear you're back on the road again soon.