Hello This is my first thread and I am sorry for the length. I have owned an 85 FJ60 for a little over a year. The rig has been garaged for the last 8 years and barely driven by its PO. The time out of the sun and off the road makes it a beautiful truck cosmetically. However, I have seen some of the repercussions of this time off mechanically. I just completed a cooling system rebuild, which showed that I have some mechanical skill. However, I paid to have my hard starting problem diagnosed and the Toyota dealer told me that I have a leak around my intake manifold (halting a 4th of July weekend excursion to Baja). I have purchased most of the necessary parts to complete the job. I have read many of the postings that have detailed this job and plan on using them to guide this job. I appreciate all the quality suggestions that I have found within them. Here is my current plan that has been devised by the many posting on this subject. 1. Mark all vacuum hoses and their attachments. 2. Work around the air pipe. 3. Pull Carburetor. 4. Pull manifolds (following installation pattern). 5. Check both manifolds for cracks. 6. ????Pull Head. 7. ????Re-build carburetor. 8. ????Re-machine head 9. Re-machine manifolds (Clean anything and everything while waiting). 10. Replace all aged lugs and bolts. 11. Replace all gaskets (using a Fel-Pro manifold gasket). 12. ????Attach SOR Manifold Insulator (??????GOOD??????). 13. Re-attach manifolds (following installation pattern). 14. Re-attach carburetor. 15. Re-attach vacuum hoses. 16. Drive away into the sunset. This is the current plan. By that I mean that as of now I am planning on just bolting parts back on and then maybe taking it to a specialists to make sure I did a good job. Am I missing something? (remember: there is no such thing as a stupid question) I am also contemplating having the head re-machined and the carburetor rebuilt. I have seen some of the recommendations for completing this project and I feel that it is worth it to do it now instead of later. I will just have to blow the money I was saving for putting towards new suspension. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance for all your help.