Funny you should mention Talk Torque (Bill Malkoutzis) - he just reached out to me on email.
Bill was the one who originally re-directed me to Paul @ Automotive Performance Solutions - simply because Bill was too busy.
Fortunately I have been cc'ing Bill in my attempts to reach Paul @ APS (without success btw) - keeping Bill in the loop.
Think he has realised I am having some troubles getting assistance and has kindly said he would call me himself on Monday to get the ball rolling.
To wrap it up in a nutshell - at this time - the only two who have been of any real assistance with advice or time are:
1. Talk Torque - Bill Malkoutzis
2. Archie Robertson Auto & Marine services - Daniel (Archie's offsider)
The only other one who picked up the phone was Jean @ Bonneville (but he does not do this type of work now).
Otherwise the rest have given me "donuts".
I have called multiple times, over different days to a few of them - they do not pickup the phone , or do not respond to messages at all.