Head is fine. It's been cut and cleaned up. Having him chase the thread holes for the bottom t-stat bolt (I think it was stripped). Still have to find the source of the leak. Possibly the warp was giving up some coolant under pressure. Hope that was it.
Going to clean up all 24 lifters, get my gasket kit, finish polishing the block surface, replacing all of the vac hoses, and get her back together.