And just when I thought I had all the detailed pics I needed for reassembly I want to ensure I put the studs in the heads on their appropriate sides. According to my pics, the head with the stud on the front is on the left side (by distributor)?
Not sure exactly what you’re asking about the little stud, but that is the one that holds the back of the power steering pump bracket to the block, as you indicate, right by the distributor. It’s fine thread on one end and course on the other.
I love working on nice clean engines, looking good. Sorry if I missed it but did you powdercoat or paint all your suspension parts, I don't know anything about covering galvanized parts and I was worried powdercoat wouldn't stick. I sanded and painted mine but it already seems pretty easy to knock off.