Thanks for the kind responses! To answer your questions:
-Hardly any problems with the kit going together. In fact, many of the pieces just fell into place very nicely. This is a new tooling, and goes together very cleanly.
-Yes, I will post engine pics a little later tonight.
-Yes, I thought those pinstripe decals would never end! Some of them are tricky, and you can't avoid a few wrinkles in the ones that go around the complex curves.
-Was just a wild guess on the 8-track, but thanks for the info! As far as the interior details. I watched the movie, and thought it showed a silver engine-turned instrument panel. I also used reference photos from the internet for my interior details, so I must have picked a car with a different option package. The nose decal is what came with the kit. I actually used copper paint for the horizontal edges of the front clip (around the headlights), as I noticed on most photos, that area is a bit darker than the other gold surfaces. I love all of those little details, though. It's what makes this hobby great...everyone can put their own touches into their work. :)