Dropped engine off today at the machine shop. The owner has a 71 Fastback he races. 351C is his babies heart, so I'm very happy with his interest. He personally took it in and hopes to have it tanked and tested in 24hrs.
Sounds like you took it to the "right" place!
great! i'm happy for you, just keep on him don't fall into the trap of thinking cause hes into your motor that he won't try and milk the situation. I fell into that trap, thinking i made a friend when i rebuilt my engine. i would let things lapse because i thought the guy had my back, turned out it was more like dropping the soap in the shower. stay in contact with him constantly.