Vlad, thanks for the spoonfeeding, lol.
I will read those threads. Though I have decided to go usdm trans, should I get to that point, as I feel the ratios are better suited to my needs. JDM tranny ratio a little high for my daily commute.
I will be doing the killer b, don't want to risk it, especially since most likely the car was in an accident.
No point in coming this far only to have such a small item cause catastrophic failure.
Also doing timing belt, accessory belts, rear main (and the two items to either side) and new rubber s needed.
Anything else to check out while I'm I'm there?
I think I have most of it covered.