I've read through a few of the different engine threads over the last few weeks, but now that i've got my engine out and dissasembled I still have some things i'm wondering about. My truck has just over 100k on it, but it had sat for 7-8 years at one time before I got it with 84k on it. It used oil from day one with me, and last summer when I kept track it had gotten to the point where it was going through at least a quart in a trip to work and back, which is 90 miles pretty much all 65-70mph. It has always turned new oil completely black within about 500 miles too. Anyhow, I plan to bump the compression up a bit by shaving the head. I have read on a few other threads where it has been suggested to take .080 off, which seems like a lot to me. I just dropped the head off at the machine shop and the machinist (who has built a few landcruiser engines) thinks that's a lot and may shorten engine life. He also said I would more than likely need to run premium in it, which I don't really want to do. I also plan on swapping out the cam but i'm still undecided if I want a new cam or want to send mine out to be reground by someone like Isky. It seems like a lot of people are using and selling regrinds, any reason why not to go with one? Also I have only read one thread concerning alternate rod bolts. And machining the heads on the supra ARP bolts without knowing if they would truly work seems like a lot of trouble. So I assume people are just reusing their stock rod bolts? With no problems? The last Toyota motor I rebuilt was in an MR2 and I used all the fasteners over again with no problems but I was somewhat concerned about rod bolts because they have been mentioned as a weak link. The motor will be balanced, and I have a mallory centrifugal advance distributor, Downey header, and a 38mm weber on a stock 2F manifold. It actually ran really strong and moved my soft top, aluminum tub rig quite nicely on 33's before. I'm hoping for something similar to Trollhole's big gay 2F's performance but without going to TBI. At least not yet.