Tips such as shown in the picture can be used however you will have to fish month the upper portion of the tip and then hand fit them; tack them in place and then lift the assembly out and complete the perimeter weld.
Did you get the situation resolved?
The P1000 code will remain as long as the others are in place as the OBDII system cannot not successfully complete the component testing processes with no issues.
GTED, you are very welcome.
You remained relaxed taking the awkward situation in stride as we worked through it resulting in you successfully completing your drive with your sweetie. GTED, you did a great job of being my hands from afar.
Thank you and everyone else for the kind words.
Yes; I encourage a chat with John and consider upgrade cam chains and tensioners. As I recall, the primary chain would remain OEM however the 2 cam to cam chains and tensioners would be different.
All the best
Yes a check valve and I would encourage replacing them while you have the motor apart.
I would also encourage upgrading them; John at AccuFab would be the direction I would point you.
You can do it; just leave the exhaust installed cutting the elbow off at the weld and then a little grinding and a slight angle change will increase the clearance.
If approached as a cool project rather than a must do task the process will go IMO smoothly and the results will make you smile.