Very nice, that setup in a sub 3k will probably trap 140mph! I am supposed to go setup and tune FastEddie's 2 cars in Georgia ( Buckhead Atlanta ) soon. You should let me or Eddie drive it for you and see if it will dip into the 9s on a stock location setup.
As for the TQ/Rods, I did the same thing on my stock block when I was making over 600whp. It gets to a point were you cant really fight it anymore though and the TQ just goes to were it wants too. Be careful with under timing the motor too, "conservative" timing can also cause det and super high EGTs.
If you want to mail me your Rom I would be more then happy to help you out with what I learned on my stock block big boost setup.