I am glad that your 5/s is running well. The amount of work you put into it is remarkable.
I hope you get to enjoy it for many years.
By the way, did you ever have the valve seals changed prior to this repair? I have read quite a few postings about this problem and I think that I may have to do have it done to my 86 as she is taking about a qt/perK. The strange thing with this model is that it runs like a gem.
Somethng else, if you ever come to the NY area, there are some beautiful mountain-like roads that resemble the roads you see in European movies. Driving there this past week end made me think of all of us who like to drive stick. One of the best roads (for those in the NY area) is the road accross the Bear Mountain Bridge going south. A little scary at night.