after Holidays and shop vacation, we had an update call today.
Big thing was chosen paint. Shop had mailed me several painted "shell" based upon color I tried to describe. We both decided on a silver called "Forged Silver Metalic" and a near black called "Phantom Grey Metalic"
My engine builder seems like he will be a hold up.
an upcoming item we discussed was some changes to the dash layout I would like. that is mainly put the wiper/washer in the center console, use the right side center console for "vintage air" control and add idiot lamps for oil pressure and coolant temperture. I don't see a need for brake warning.