I've decided to leave the manual decomp. installed and get rid of the auto. I just don't see the point in having the auto AND the manual. Thanks for the response on this, guys.
I worked on the bike today some more and loosely assembled most of it. It looks good!
The rear shock feels a little worn out but i'll worry about that later. I need an exhaust stud so I doubt i'll get to start it before that shows up in the mail - unless I can find one at an auto parts store. I've got a picture to upload later while i'm at work.