I got the jug back today. Beautiful 55% semi-gloss black :)
Couldn't be more happy with the results! I do, however need to get some slight over spray on the gasket surfaces. What grit paper do ya'll recommend for resurfacing? (If that is recommended)
The crank case halves are polished and I put the transmission assembly back in. Have one more bearing to get in and I can make big progress.
Those crank shaft bearings just fall on when you get the right temperatures!