The process avalanched and completely became a full-scale rebuild and we have everything figured out save the crank and the pistons/rods. The crank is somewhat scored from the knocking rod/bearing, and may need to be machined along with acquiring an oversized bearing, and probably y8 pistons/rods or perhaps some tuner toy rods. Pictures of the crank are coming, along with pictures of the DIY port & polish job we did.
Hopefully I can put this in a 5g hatch soon, as long as the world's supply doesn't run dry.
snoob: So I walk out into the garage only to see some guy just doing donuts in my garage, and what's more, the thunderbird has somehow, finally, magically disappeared! The guy stops his car, apologizes for the noise, and tells me he's there to deliver a turbo. And then I woke up.
me: And you were normally aspirated.