Close up view of what I saw when looking down the now open top end of the engine. - there's a bunch or weird shit in there - I think it's powercoated paint flakes/chunks that have come off of the breather tower. Whatever it is, it doesn't belong in the engine.
I don't have a timeline and I'm not terribly concerned about it at this point. I've got enough other stuff to keep me busy while I wait for this to come back. I'm going to focus on getting the rest of the car on 4 tires with everything functional. Now that my main goal is gone - who knows how long the rest of this will take.