here's the scenario: i'd like to build a 'rod in about 5 years when my son is old enough to be involved... in the meantime, we need a (cheap) 2nd car. i'm looking at an '85 merc grand marq wagon w/ a 302 (windsor)-- my thought is, get 2-3 years out of it as a 2nd car, then pull the motor for the project rod. is this a good candidate? only 85K original miles but from my quick & dirty 'net research, the throttle-body injection isn't ideal.
* question 1: is this CFI engine good enough for a first-time rod project (not looking to build a HP monster)?
* question 2: how realistic would it be to either convert to old-skool carb, or, upgrade to modern EFI?
thanks in advance!