HG failed 12/05, typical numbrer 6 blow out. I waited to get work space finished so finally got started 12/06. Worked on it couple hours when I had time. Started it up 4/29 and it ran great. Had the white smoke on start up for about 5 minutes, but no missing or rough idle. Passed emission test. I did all the fixes recommended here, head shaved .008, valves and shims, fuel filter, ALTt brushes, ordered PHH and clamps, replaced all vac and water hoses. HG DVD and FSM were my bibles. A special thanks to all the members of this forum for all the the tips.