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I knew who you were referring to. ;-)
And the guy building your engine -- I trust him, too.

Myself, my own car, I'd do ARP rod bolts and recondition the rods.

And, as both pistons & rods are out, I'd have them finely balanced. The factory allows a fairly wide spread in weights, and these run noticeably smoother at higher revs when balancing gets down to ~1g. You'll be having fun running the engine at these higher revs once you put some real camshafts in it.

Yes, if your rod bearings are flawless (as they frequently are on very good lower mileage engines) then they can simply be dry film coated. Mark the position of each on the back of the bearing, install in reconditioned rods, verify clearances -- and if still good, then send them out.
I'd also have the pistons coated at the same time. Most high performance pistons now come with coating standard. More cheap insurance, greatly reduces friction and increases longevity, pistons run cooler which decreases opportunity for predetonation and knock.
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