Flyin' Ryan...here's my suggestion.
Forget this forum, and the answers. GO TO THE TRACK and have fun with it. If you feel like it, post up the results. If not, blow it off. If you're happy with it, stick with it, if not, repair and make another trip to the track to try it out.
Seat time. That is the only way you'll know what it'll run; and the only way you'll know what you need to do to make it faster. OH, and by the way....it's addictive if you haven't already figured it out
Reason I say that is because I am a member of several forums and sites, some of the are local. I see a lot of projects going on but I rarely see these guys at any of the local tracks. What's discouraging is watching the projects...especially the high end stuff...guys put hundreds of thousands into them, then lose interest, never hit the drag strip or anything, and eventually sell out. My brother is guilty. I have never put that kinda money into a vehicle and don't plan to, but I beat on the stuff that I do have and have been successful with it. Ain't nothing pretty, nothing fast, but gets the job done and I have fun messing with it-which is the root of the sickness. If it weren't fun, I won't do it...and yes there was a time when it became no fun, and I quit for a while. Nowadays, a few times a year and I'm good with that. Quit chasing money and points, jackets, hats, all that stuff, and it's FUN again.