"Out of curiosity on my VS will I still be able to pull the engine with the carbs installed like I could with the Singles? Or will I need to remove them. For engine R&R?" - @GomerP
With the air cleaners and pulley belt removed, you should be able to R&R the engine without taking the carbs off. . With car on jack stands and front wheels blocked, I always remove one of the rear wheels to slide the engine out the side through the wheel opening.
Good luck with your project! Looking forward to following your progress.