Well, as most of you know I sold my Speed3 and have moved on. I'm getting the itch for a real project car, but would like to save a bit more money first. The C5 I'm just going to keep at my parents and I'll probably just give it to them. It literally will not clear the speed bumps out here, it should be garaged due to the notorious weather stripping, and it's not exactly jack stand friendly to work on beyond basic maintenance. So this tread is a project brain storm and I invite everyone else to participate your fantasy builds. You can do it however you want but I'd like to see some specifics. Not just oh, LS3 Grandsport with a procherger and 900 hp. Get a little more in-depth. What procharger and what kit? What fueling upgrades would it take? What drivetrain supporting mods? Etc. I'm going to lay down some project ideas starting with the car, what I'd do, and how I'd tune it. My criteria are front engine, rwd, convential transmission (not a transaxle set up), 10 lb/whp without (hopefully) requiring an immediate engine rebuild, and plug and play standalone offerings (or ability to flash the stock ecu easily). I want to explore some options, total costs, and research a bit about each potential project before just diving in. So to kick this off, the first thing that comes to mind is a 1.8 Miata. They're cheap to buy, 1000's of people have boosted them to well beyond 250 whp, and there are a plethora of options. I can tow it with my taco no issue. The car would be based solely on what I can find for a good deal. NA or NB, don't care. Bodywork not important. Rust not an issue out here. Any 1.8 should be able to make ~250 whp on the stock drivetrain sans clutch. I've seen running rust free NB's here for as little as $3k. So I'd budget up to $6k for the car. I'd probably do a Haltech 1000 pnp. It's a bit more than a MS3 Pro. But comes with built in hoolingan functions like antilag, rolling antilag, and the haltech support is second to none. - $1600 Then start with the CX intercooler and piping kit - $500 Kraken cast mani + EFR 3" dp - $570 T25 EFR 6258 0.64 AR - $1800ish ACT Stage 2 clutch and flywheel - $800 Wally 255 pump - $100 with install kit 700cc injectors - $350 for Deatschwerks Turbo can get oil from a T off the oil pressure sender or sandwich plate on the filter. So all in all, about $10k to get this rolling. That's the major buy in. Step 1 would be buy car, and tidy up any loose ends. Do the clutch/flywheel/rear main. That right there is half the cost and would keep me occupied for a while. Step 2 would be get it running on the standalone, no boost. Then get it running with bigger injectors, still no boost. Then add the fuel pump. Get some shakedown miles on it to ensure everything is good. Step 3 would be add boost and enjoy Step 4 would be to source a long block and build it, as well as have a 6 speed trans ready for when the stocker grenades.