Thanks, feel free to PM me. I'm not a Subaru expert but I'm learning. Yeah a plan is a good idea, it's taken me months of thread reading before deciding which will be the most cost effective option. I was worried about the HC giving me problems , although some folks live with it. Depends on location.
2.2L complete engine $200 off local recycler
Spare complete intake off Ebay $40 had Diamond pack Ha Ha
3 X 2.5L blocks $150 2 where bad, one goodish
4 new stock pistons. $55 each
2 X 2.2L heads $50
1.8L cams + rollers ,turbo pump, plus a few odd bits $200
Delta grind $175
2.2L Ebay head gasket set $50
2.5L Subaru head gaskets $86
Various sealants and gease $25
Used flywheel Ebay $100
new flywheel plate for above $55
Input shaft conversion $125
High flow cat Ebay $55
Exhaust was a home brew job.
Pulley Ebay $20
Timing belt Subau $86
Oil cooler Ebay $10
remote filter kit $90
Total=$2573 give or take a few $$$
Oh I don't have an engine winch. I just removed the X member/ suspension and dropped the engine down on a trolley jack then onto an old tire. Then dragged it out. Intake has to be remove first for clearance.