So, finally...the wheels begin to grind, albeit slowly. My call to machinist netted a positive response as they said my heads are next in line for teardown and quote and I should be getting a phone call either tomorrow or Thursday with an estimate. At that point I can make the decision to do these heads, or default to a set of Eddies. Might not sound like much, but it's uplifting to me, for sure! It's also time to start shopping around for a HVLP paint gun to shoot the engine bay area with.