I get all your points. But, we would still have to build a V8 motor because we're not throwing an old engine in the car without completely redoing it. That means we have to rebuild the trans. Which means we also have to get a better rear end. That means we will go down the endless Road of constantly chasing more power and spending more and more money to get it. Not to mention all the down time of the car sitting in the garage. Another thing to consider is that I bought this car for $2,900, and we may not keep it after a few years. So, why would we want to spend 7 or $8,000 on the mechanical part alone? Nobody ever seems to recoup their investment. Right now, we have a nice running inline 6 with only 68,000 riginal miles. We intend to keep that original motor and nothing is going to change that. Everyone and their hair stylist swaps out the motors in these cars. We don't want to be like everybody else.