Some of yall know from a previous post, my old Mustang, that i sold to my brother, lost oil pressure while driving on the highway and spun a bearing (or so i believe). We obviously cant just get rid of it, for one it has to much sentimental value. What i want to know is, what would be the cheapest but best option on rebuilding or replacing the engine. Honestly we are trying to keep it under 1200, with me and him doing all the work ourselfs. A little info: It is a 2000 Mustang gt 5spd it has 109k on the clock. everything was in working order, it had proper oil level. The car was immediately shut off when the knocking was heard.. I know i wont know the extent of the damage till the engine is actually gets cracked open, if it actually does.. Here is a few of my options.. - rebuild, with new bearings and get the crank shaft turned. (is this what it essentially needs?) - find a lower mileage 99+ gt engine and do a direct swap.. (probably the easiest..) - find a 96-98 gt engine, swaping over all the pi parts and cops from the 2000 gt, and gaining a slight bump in hp due to the increased compression ratio. This may also be the cheapest because most 96-98 engines are dirt cheap.. this may also be cheap enough to have the heads re-worked (port polish etc?). My biggest thing is will this even work?