I got the freeze plugs flush with the block... getting them 1/8" to 1/16" inside the bore would need the engine out. Right now, I just bought 4 BFG All-Terrain 235/85R16 at Discount Tire with free shipping and the big "Super Cooling" 24x26" Spectre radiator 3-row CU480 at APW for $335 - http://frugalmechanic.com/auto-part/spe ... ra&t=CU480
AutoZone and Summit Racing had the radiator for less, but didn't have them in stock and could not get them from the manufacturer. Amazon had them for less by $20-30, but I had to wait 3-5 weeks.
At the moment, I'm installing a 90's Ford 3G 130A alternator and a 90's Ford 2-speed electric fan from a U-Pick yard. I have an extra electric fan if anyone needs it.