Hey dlearl476 I did know of the connection with Keven Hines being the US distributor of The Puma cars. They imported them sans engine, transaxle, front H beam and tires. However Kevin also supplied the needed parts to finish the car. This of coarse was to get around the government regulations that the Puma didn't meet. I think Carey told me his father (Kevin) still owns one of the Ali Stinger prototypes that was left over from a failed venture between Puma, Keven and Muhamad Ali to sell a special edition Puma that would be financed and promoted by Ali. Now that is one rare Puma.
I will have my heads back from Hoffman Automotive today. They told me the Ceramic coaters got a lot of the coating were it shouldn't be. They lapped the valves in and sent me a vacuum test with the valves without springs holding 30HG of vacuum. I just wonder why this wasn't caught the first go around? In the mean time the fun just keeps coming. I dropped and broke the skirt off off one of my cylinders, yes I just had to laugh after a few tears. I ordered a new set of cylinders yesterday which will then need to have the height cut down to match my setup. Who said one step forward two steps back? I am way to far into this to give up. One day it will be a good story and a hell of a good running engine.