It has been some time without an update, but not much has changed that required updating. The home made sheet metal intake elbow is welded and finished. The fit is perfect! I also bought a small cap style distributor to replace the large HEI in the pictures. This should give me enough room to adjust timing.
Also, the interior is coming together. The wire harness is being trimmed down to only what is needed, and the wires are getting cleaned up. Gauges are on order and I hope to be making the dash soon.