Building a bike piece by piece is the hard and expensive way for sure. Last time I posted I had just picked up an iron head and a gas tank. I've assembled quite a few more parts, including all new cases. I wanted to run a big bearing, so I got lucky and found a set of '55 6T cases to go with the '55 frame. I also managed to get a relatively cheap sparking K2F, and a nice unit crank/rods set.