I'm strongly considering doing something for my car. I love it for what it is right now, but I'm really starting to feel the limitations of the car's near 20 year-old technology. I don't want to get rid of it at all because I like it more than any other car out there, and I guess it has more sentimental value to me than anything else, since I've driven it for so many years, and I don't want to see it go away. I can easily call it my most prized material possession; almost like a member of my family. The car, as it sits in the driveway collecting dust. I really want to believe I can make it a "good" car again, so I'm trying to think of ideas with what limited knowledge of cars that I have, and with what scarce time I have on top of that, which doesn't help matters. So with that in mind, I did some research. Not real heavy-duty research, but just enough to start getting some ideas about what's out there, and I found that people have removed their old engines and put in things like LT1s, LS1s, and even LS6s. I'd love to do something like this, but I sincerely doubt I'll have the ability, know-how, or tools to pull something this major off. I may just have a pro shop take care of everything, since there's one not too far away, and I should have enough money to have it all professionally done. So I come to you guys for advice. If I were to change the engine (and likely transmission), what kinds of equipment (in general) would I need in order to pull something like this off? I've tried looking at thirdgen.org, and I don't understand a thing they're saying; it's all Greek to me. If anyone could point me in the right direction or give me ideas as to what they think would be good ideas, please don't hesitate to reply to this thread. I don't want to have to get rid of my car and buy a new car just to take advantage of the latest technology unless I absolutely have no choice.