I searched threads but I did not see exactly what I am looking for. I do not plan to build a racing motor, or turbo, s/c or some high powered engine. There's a few ways I can go about this and I just don't know what is right for me. I was hoping to get some opinions and see if anyone else is/was in the same boat as me. I'm at 158k miles. It was abused I'm sure when it was used as a police car so it's just worn out. Oil pressure all over the place, oil consumption, a couple of small oil leaks, tiny bit of metal shavings in the oil. Still runs fine and there's no noises. I'm leaning towards getting this engine rebuilt with GT40 heads, intake and put a different cam in it... Or junkyard Explorer engine and change the cam... As you can see I am not trying to do anything crazy with it. Just something simple. The main thing here is money and knowledge. I do know how to work on cars, but I have never torn down an engine. I do have a garage but I'm limited on tools do a rebuild myself(mainly not having an engine hoist or stand), but I know if I had the tools and took the time I could do this. Any input is appreciated.