I know it sounds like an oxymoron. Looking at swaps, and am not sure what or even if I should do one. 1983 Mirada with gutted interior, less creature comforts like the A/C and am looking for something thats streetable and fun. I don't drag race and hope to be able to corner better than stock and a little quicker than normal. Sort of a Pro Touring meets the cheapest guy in town, so its gonna take forever anyways, kind of build. A crate motor would be the ideal, but gets expensive when pricing them. Looking to grab something a little less costly, maybe a little different, and hopefully fun. Junkyards don't scare me, cash registers do. I have a 318 with an auto now, want to swap to a manual of some sort. Considerations so far have been: - 318 with a mild 300-350hp build and a manual like the A833. - Magnum 318 or 360 engine (hate that the heads are always beat) and manual box - Slant 6 but add a Turbo with a manual transmission (unless free I may as well do a 318) - 318 with 360 heads, EFI and a cheap Turbo - tranny to be decided. - Early 2000s 5.7 Hemi and some sort of manual box. - Something not Mopar but cheap/creative. - Keep existing 318/904 drivetrain and build it to 300hp or so. So many options. I dunno where to go or begin. Any pointers or day dream fantasies are welcome. There is a lot of space in the Mirada and I am not sure if I am doing a bunch of pipe dreaming or what... it's like having too much canvas and not enough paint! Thanks for reading.