Back on Track? Maybe!
My good friend Ryan was kind enough to let me bring my 40 to his shop and "help me" with replacing the head gasket (long story) on an engine that's never been run and to pull the springs (another long story) so I can return them to the mfg for some fine tuning/correction. I did the helping since he's the master Toyota mechanic.
Here's hoping this work gives me the much needed wind back in my sails to get this thing moving forward again.