Originally Posted by FmrStrtracer
Have you checked into having the car shipped to you. Might not be as expensive as you think, plus no waste of time and money fixing the 4 banger just to swap it out later.
My choice, for a well balanced car, would be a Buick V6, with the 86-87 Grand National Turbo and EFI, great power, very good mpg potential.
Dont forget to reinforce the chassis with subframe connectors, anything more than a stock 305 will start to twist the chassis with any kind of spirited driving.
Good ideas. I had a buddy that put a built V-6 in a Monza back in the day, bought it wrecked (when you could do these things), updated the suspension to 5 lug, with the weight to power ratio it scooted and got high 20's for mileage.