I have been taking time off to try different combinations of what can be done with my car and I have been thinking of using a v8 289 I already got. Or thinking of switching to a 250 I can look for. Or use the most extreme option of using a Barra 6. I asked before for some build ideas, but with a much much greater budget, but bringing myself to reality I feel that 10 to 15 is something I can truly afford. I would also like to switch it to manual regardless of the engine. I also have decided to build it myself and get tools when necessary. The build in general I realized I want to focus kind of like a Baja look and feel or one that will be killer on the backroads or in the city. What can I do with a budget and my car that just needs performance mods as the appearance is next to perfect for me. I am willing to buy junkyard parts too but I feel its hard to find parts that can work as I don't know what parts are compatible. I have also looked at using donor cars like an old sn95 or foxbody, but still don't know. I would also love to keep this car as it was my first car and want to make it my car to keep as I have no plans of selling it. Any suggestions I am open to as now I can begin to focus on the building aspects of a car as before I had too many other things to worry about. Thanks for reading and ready to start experimenting.