Yes the stock rods are plenty strong. Lighter weight rods wouldn't hurt anything though so if you have the $$ and you want them...
I typically spend about $160 on a block (tanked, checked, decked and bored), about $200 on a head (valves, repair or replace seats, springs, repair or replace guides, milled flat), A crank (turned down and balanced) is usually around $120.
So I'm thinking about $500 for your machine work should be plenty.
Wow, I hope I can get it for that much. That is a really great price. The head looks good, obviously eyes aren't a pressure test, but everything looks decent so it shouldn't be to much. Thanks for all the advice, I'll have to call around today. Luckily for me, I work for a Toyota dealer so some stuff I'll get a discount on, possibly carries over to a machine shop I don't know.
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