My little 45 project is almost complete. This coming Saturday should tell the tale. Hopefully, this Louisiana heat won't be too brutal.
All that's left is putting on the exhaust pipes, air breather, plug wires, throttle and cable, front brake cable, setting the timing, and adding oil and gas. And... it should be ready to fire up.
I'll try to post some pics when it is up and running.
Thanks for all of the advice and sharing of information, plus all the other great threads and posts here on the forum.