The project bike is alive! The air box needs new rubber tubes for the carbs, they're out of shape and rock hard in areas. The engine ran great, no crazy noises and no oil leaks. Now we need to finish the air box, dial in the mixture, new chain, new front caliper and she'll be good to go.
Got the valves pulled on my 750. Used my handy new Craftsman valve tool, worked great! Tomorrow will be the rematch, me VS the wiring.
I'm enjoying a gluten-free beer as I make this post. Tasty, wish it was ice cold.