Just telling you from experience, if you don't have money to burn you are better off leaving the engine alone. A custom engine swap is big money alone. Then add a high horsepower engine build, or even a cheap stock engine rebuild, you are still talking major cash. The people who start without the budget in the bank usually give up and part their vehicles out after a year or so. Homework, Homework, Homework, is the key. Know what you need to do, know what it is going to cost to do it right, then double it for the unknown. After that you should be good to go IMO.
1973 Dodge Charger, Cali car, 360 CI, 904 tranny. For Jacob Juelich 1982-2008
1975 Cadillac Coupe deVille Cerise Firemist, not pink!
1998 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4 with 38K miles as of 11/24/08
Formerly owned about 10 Rangers and RBV's
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