Originally Posted by jr's3800
Sorry to hear the motor went out.. I know what thats like( 2x'* over )
and still waiting the rebuild on the second one...slow @$$ mo.....anyway
I would go the Morad route, definitely cheaper and lower mileage would last longer (theoretically). Even if its not your money, if you plan on keeping that Impy for more than a few years I'd try to get the Morad engine. Otherwise, I think i read somewhere you were looking to replace it in a couple years or so? If thats correct then do whatever your parents are gonna buy for ya.
Swapping the engines yourself (plus atleast one other person) shouldn't be too bad. Not sure if you have a hoist or not, maybe borrow one. But I wouldn't buy one if you only gonna use it once. I did mine myself, dad was around when it came time to actually hoist it out, just to be sure everything cleared. I could have used him when i was removing the TC bolts (but ha had run out to Napa at the time). But as said before, leave the AC and PS pump in the engine bay would be easiest. I don't know about the radiator in your car but the fans would come out and the exhaust manifolds. Thats what I did with mine.
Anyhow, good luck in whichever route you take/go.