Adam- Is your water temp hot also?? What weight oil are you using and what are your clearances? I don't understand why you would have a high oil temp. What temp is it reading? Anything under 220 is ok if you ask me. Al - do pretty much the same thing Rod told Adam to do if you want to build it for the street do this.... Low compression, stock crank, after market steal rods, retard msd box, street blower, low boost 6-8lbs, large radiator, on gas. If you were to take it to the track, should be about a mid to high 10 sec motor.