Found it online from a salvage yard. In fact, I almost bought one from a 99 for about $300 + shipping from another online salvage place, but then I found this one. The original asking price was $250 + shipping and when I called the guy said $200 to your door so it didn't take me long to say yes.
Didn't come with intake mani, but that's okay as Andy has me thinking Begi IM, if not Begi, maybe fab up a mani from that other recent post with the link to the fancy IM parts.
As for the big plans, I just feel like I've reached the "safe" limits of my current stock 1.6 internals (I know Ric and others have gone a lot higher, but heck, I'm not trying
to kill my engine, even though some of you think so). So I figured that if I'm going to build an engine, might as well start with the increased displacement of the 1.8 + overbore and the better flowing 99-00 head. Plus, since the engine build is on the side, I can still enjoy the current car without it being out of commission.
Still debating whether to jump on the current group buy for stronger rods from ETD or try out the pseudo-stroker honda rod setup...