The paint has slowly dried to a very nice, very hard surface. There are some place that the paint pooled slightly which have yet to fully dry all the way through, but they are well on their way as well. The next step is the engine work. I anticipate needing to buy $1100 for parts and about that in tools.
Some tools for the engine rebuild have been purchased, though the project is fully halted so far as money is concerned until my future is somewhat more certain.