First order of business, the clutch side case is 2 port and the flywheel side is 3 port. So I gotta make a decision. Fill the 1/2 port opening or cut the clutch side case to match the 3rd port. There's not much surface on the clutch side so I'd have to have some welding done to go 3 port. I'd also have way more options in the cylinder department. Not sure which way to go. A 177 2 port motor isn't a bad option. Neither is a 3 port though.
To close the 3rd port do I need to actually fill it with weld or jbweld (ugh) or can I just put the gasket over it and it'll be kosher?
Also a smallish piece of the case broke off during shipping. The flywheel covers where the piece broke off though so jbweld for that and it'll be fine I think.
Here's some pictures.