Update on the original topic of this thread:
The heads that were leaking from the intake valves and cylinder seating area are back with the supplier for inspection and repair. (AA Performance) The short block went back to the engine builder who stripped the pistons and cylinders off and checked the flatness of the block's cylinder seating areas. He found the side that leaked the worse to be high in the center by .005" the other side was out .003". If the heads were out by some amount this would then be added to the problem. I am committed to seeing this project through to the end and am excited to what type of performance this engine is capable of when all the issues are corrected. It had a ton of power with the heads and valves leaking I can't really imagine what this thing will have on tap with everything sealed tight. I will be running a chassis dyno session when the engine is fixed. Any guesses to the WHP the Puma will have?