Well I talked to the machine shop yesterday. Good news is my engine will be ready for me to pick up on Friday and my machine bill which i thought was going to be around 900.00 is only 675.00 :-) Bad news is there is no way i'm going to be able to make it to Blazerfest. I really wanted to go and to be able to bring my Jimmy, but I will more than likely be having the engine installed that weekend. Even if i got the engine in before then, I wouldn't have time to break it in first etc. We thought about bringing the 4Runner, but the rearend on it is making noises, and it needs some minor stuff before we can take it offroad again. So hope all you guys have fun! I'll be helping my b/f wrench on my beast. Hopefully we'll find somewhere to do it. Right now no family is volunteering their driveways! Hopefully we can bribe a friend with beer. Take lots of pics and let me know when the next trip is. I should be able to make that as long as it is before soccer season starts (September).