I can't believe the jeep has been down for a whole year. The good news is I got everything but the pressure plate from the balance shop yesterday. he strives for a zero balance and spent a few days cussing the 85 4.3 I knew it was going to be interesting when he called to verify it was non balance shaft engine, then again, and again. he needed to weld the holes in the crank from the factory balance to add weight, luckily it was a flat rate quote yesterday i also got to work on my oil pan skid plate, 1/8" plate. welding the plate to the pan will be fun I'm thinking of filing the pan with water while i weld the plate on. and I'm debating on a 1.5" hole on the side where there is a gap between the pan and plate (keep the oil a little cooler in summer and possibly placing a 200w magnet heater in there) or leaving it solid to keep it from filling with dirt. I drilled a pilot hole and I'm keeping an eye out for 1.5" well plugs. then today i put the short block back together and all the tin and heads are royal blue (just for the ford fans) balance shop feels fine with the 1500-5500rpm powerband as long as I'm not beating the plow in curbs, needless to say I'm (insert profane language here) Excited!!! gonna fire up the lathe/dremel jig with the FIL and grind them valves.