Some people I know would not call it "beer"!
Well, over the 15-ish years I have been going to Utah things are slowly improving. Utah breweries can make full strength now. You just have to buy it in state-run liquor stores. A few years back everyone working in one of these was a deputized sheriff. At the Moab store the clerk usually had a visible gun and badge. And you still can't buy 6 packs or 12 packs, all beer is sold by the individual can or bottle which ends up being 2-3x what we pay in CO.
Again, interesting spreadsheet! My butt dyno denies the low torque (haha), but the little bit of highway I have done is confirming what I see over 3k. My truck is pulling hills in 5th around 3k that definitely required a downshift before.
As for engnbldr, I have used the full timing "front end kit" twice and been very happy with the fit and finish. I put 50k-ish on both trucks that had that before I sold them with no issues. This and Ted always being so helpful to me led me to make my purchase. My machinist said the head and cam looked "great" and did not need to clean up the head in any way. Interestingly, he refused to put on the head gasket that I got from engnbldr, insisting that I go OEM Toyota. He said the brand engnbldr included tends to let loose after 30k miles.
Have you gone through everything but the cam at this point?
Can you describe more about the "base circle valve lash adjust" and why that is only done to 1 and 8 intake?