Thanks for all the replies and good information
Q: What are valve springs seat pressures ?
A: I am using Comp Cams 995 valve springs. My roller cam has approx. .550" of lift on intake and exhaust. 115 lbs @ 1.700" installed height, 336 lbs @ 1.150
Q: What thermostat ?
A: Need to doublecheck, I thought it was a 160 degree (or 180 at most)
Q: What rear main seal ?
A: I am using a newer style (called graphtite) rear main seal from Best Gasket, http://www.bestgasket.com/about_our_products.asp
Q: What con rods ?
A: I am using aftermarket eagle rods, 6.8" in length, with 2.20" journal.
The main journals are 3.00"
I am almost a bit scared to run a synthetic. But, it sounds like many successfully use and recommend synthetics in these type of engines.