Andys I'd like to point out that I posted this in the N/A forum because there are some us apparently "foolish" enuf to want to play with N/A power versus FI. Why FI fans have to come here and call us stupid is beyond me. I dont go to the FI forum and call FI fans stupid after they blow up motor after motor and spend $7000 on shortblock and forged internals. Enuf said on that point.
To your statement, I have searched for more than a year for turbo motors for a variety of reasons, and have never seen a turbo'd 2.0L or 2.2L available for less than $1200 and it had a spun bearing. Currently there are 3 2.5L N/a motors for sale on various sites and they are all $500 or more. YOu apparently got very lucky with yours.
As the post I made is general information for those interested in N/A power the cost I posted is based on information gleaned from a considerable amount of time researching the subject.
Your situation seems to be unique and there fore not very useful to the typical reader here. Now if you can post a website where we can get these $500 complete EJ207's then please do and I will add it to the post. At that price point it becomes a viable alternative to N/A build up.
Thank you for taking the time to read and contributing to my thread.