the noise is gone. it starts on the first crank with fresh fuel and new plugs. i only let it run for about a minute to make sure there was no rotating assembly noise. i plan on changing the oil in a few weeks. i already changed it in the beginning of the build and i havent driven it but after running it idle in so many different air/fuel combinations i think i should change it and check it for metal flakes. i'll pour it thru a cheesecloth or something to check for impurities.
When the oil is draining let it run through your fingers as this will show by feel as well any gritiness in the oil.