I dont understand all the whining about the existing motor and trans becoming worthless. Seriously, after 4 to 6 races your existing motor trans and clutch are toast. It will cost you AT LEAST 10K to freshen everything up if you do it properly. (yes I know there are a couple of you out there that do it all yourselves for a little less.) Throw all that stuff on EBAY and get what you can for it. I'm still a fan of the 4 cyl Fontana route but this V8 thing could work. All of you who think you can simply lower the compression and/or rev limiter for little $$$$$ are smoking crack. Do you realize what that does to a race engine? It sends you back to the drawing board.........and again the guys with the $$$$$ will figure it out quicker and STILL be way ahead of the budget teams. I honestly think in a couple of years you will see the old midwest PL crowd back in full force, this is what they have been waiting for. There used to be at least a dozen backyard/garage low budget teams in PL and they have all quit in the last 5 or 6 years because of the cost. Odonnell or Federico want to chime in on this??