Thanks to everyone for your help, concern etc. I really appreciate it
ok some more follow up.
After almost 24 hours of non stop testing and adjustments we finally have the block installed and bootable. We had to do some machining of our own and adjustments to each of the screws. I am not sure if this is going to be a problem for others but if just ONE of the screws is too tight it gave us a ground out. I cant tell you how tedious a process this was. The block itself was still ever so slightly touching a resistor so we did some additional polishing
After all this I forgot to attach the lead for the light but I am not even going to attempt to open the block up again...... pics included.
The last speed bump to my build is to now figure out why my ssd wont run in ahci and only boot when set to ide.