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How many miles? I just rebuild my engine it had just under 210k when head gaskets went. My pistons were mint, my crank was mint my bearings were ok. I would not waste your $ on a new crank, or pistons. Clean yours up and do new bearings, rings etc.; I had my bloack hot tanked and honed there was no ridge and my original hone marks were still there in the cyls at 210k etc.
The only way i'd do the crank would be if it was a stroker with custom rods etc...
I'd put you $ into the BPD air cooled oil cooler setup, An Adreneline HPOP if you have the older style HPOP ie cast iron cover ves 2 piece with HPOP sticking thru it.
You parts list and mods looks good. head work is good ie, valves springs and 3/8" pushrods, new lifters, and cam etc....etc.. fuel system ie lift pump upgrades would be good idea too.. Just doing those parts is going to be over 10k in parts, after adding up the little stuff. I have close to 12 in my build and I'm not done, and i have stock cam, stock valves springs, stock pushrods, etc. My thread is the driveway build in the excursion thread.
Let us know,