Got some great news from the "ex" today. She has a '99 9-5 2.3 motor with a cracked piston and blown head gasket sitting in her garage. Her pops said it's mine for 200 bucks and my instructor at school told me if I get it, we will build it! I'd have a whole year to work on it, shop time literally every day, every tool imaginable at my disposal, and a Swedish shop instructor + TSL to guide me through it. I'd want it to be able to make mid 300hp safely and reliably and hopefully by the time I'm done, I can buy a Vig or mint 9-3 to swap the motor into. What do you think? Should I go for it and start building up a (mild) monster??