I'm sure many people have started this thread, but mine is a bit more personal. Remember: I have been looking into, and reading up on this swap; however my knowledge/experience on swapping is very limited. I would like to work on my car for a school project and I love the sound of an LS swap, but I only have around a $1,000 budget, give or take. I started to get interested in the idea but was virtually turned off completely when people told me to only buy off HMO, where of course, a B18B runs for over 2 grand. NOT AN OPTION. Do you believe I would be able to find all necessary componenents for a succesful swap within the range of $1,000. If so, where? A junk yard, other online sources? Any thoughts would be graciously appreciated. And trading out the tranny is not a current concern of mine (I may eventaully turbo the vehicle where longer gear ratios would be optimal.) Thanks!