thanks again everyone. Your comments are very motivating and appreciated.
Tackled the block detail and pulleys this morning, I was dreading this part because I knew this would be what either made this engine, or threw the whole thing off. I am very pleased with how it turned out, and while not 100% accurate or perfect, I think its quite convincing.
Cut up a modern ford motor to get the front of the engine detail and pulleys and belts. a cut here and there and it was good to go.
fit in the engine compartment, Ill source an alternator and make a bracket next.
still a little cleanup needed, but that's pretty much everything..