The overheating was caused due to one bolt, being longer, and having bottomed out and allowing a small amount of coolant to seep in to the cylinder. I swapped out stock bolts with ARP's to take care of that problem.
I also ran into about a 1/2 dozen other small issues that took awhile. I couldn't get my power steering pump to stop screeching and leaking so I put on a serpentine belt set up with pulleys and power steering pump. It is a cool set up.
Glad to hear you finally got her going! Gonna miss ya at knotts though. This will be my last year so gonna make the best of it! Hoping to catch up to a couple people that I have just kept missing the last few years. Hmmm, maybe that should tell me something huh?!