very nice pickup! goodluck with the project and keep us updated!
I was pretty much thinking of something along the lines of that.....You'll have fun building a motor for it. Go to a junkyard and pick up a motor for a few hundred and have it hot tanked, decked, honed and blue prebrinted. Then go out and pick up a rebuild kit which shouldnt be much and enjoy a trouble free motor for under 1,000 if you source your parts out right. Make sure you get a 6 bolt and try finding a good condition 2G head with exhaust manifold. Re-use the 1G intake manifold and throw on a 16G, should be a fun low budget ride.
Your probably one of those dumbass noobs that read somewhere that the 1G heads flow more and think it's better then the 2G. The 2G heads have more VELOCITY which in this case since Im sure he wont be shooting for 600hp (where the 2G heads would choke and 1G preferred) so theres no need for them. A higher flow rate doesnt mean shit unless your shooting for that much power. Also with the 2G head, because of the increased velocity they make more torque down low which actually makes them more suitable for mild power. Just go look at the Evo's heads.get a 1g head not a 2g head, hey guy stick to a stratus.