Thank you all for your help. Photography to me over the years has been very addictive. I started with film and progressed to more equipment. I started to develop film and print and my addiction grew.I upgraded my enlarger x2 and now that I am fully retired I will have more time. I never thoght about mounting the lens on an extension tube. I will try that and see what happens.It will give a good idea of the condition of the glass. They all look good to the naked eye. How would I go about building a large format body? Now you guys have me getting more inquisitive. I will have to do some research on that. I have the capabilities and resources to do this at home.
Thanks again. this is a GREAT site !