I recently bought my 1980 Mirada J-Body with a 225 slant 6. This is my first (and last) project car. Just looking for some guidance and opinions on where to begin to make it what I want. A reliable custom cruiser with some balls! Not an everyday driver, but definitely more than just weekend cruising. Is the best bet to completely rebuild the 225 slant 6 with beefier parts for more HP? If so what are the trans options? Or does anyone offer a new engine & trans combo that replaces the slant 6 without too much fabrication? I don't have a work space at the moment, so for now I'm limited on what I can do myself. If anyone knows of a shop in my area (Delaware/Philadelphia) that knows their stuff, PLEASE let me know. Thank You All!