Got my lifters all straightened out. Replaced one, tore apart 4 others and soaked them in PB to get them unstuck.
Got the bottom end finished up minus the oil pan. Also installed the timing cover, water pump, and crank pulley.
I am thinking that I am going to pull the GT40 intake off my Mountaineer and install it for now. Get the wiring done and motor running, then self tune the blower.