Thank you Concillian...by far the most informative post I have read anywhere on this forum regarding what I am looking for.
I have decided to source a JDM v8 Spec-C and will run it with either E85 or Sonoco 110octane leaded (which is what I am currently running). I will be running a very short equal lenght twin scroll header and air-water intercooler. Should be a good combination.
I like the 2.1L option, and will keep that in mind down the road if I desire more torque down low.
I will document the build on here once I get started.