My teacher at my College bought a kit to put a 3800 engine in it. he put the SC SSEi engine out of a 96. Its fast as hell and it can jump the front off the ground a good 2 feet. If you were willing to MOD it like this I would say hell yes!
If you're looking for a little car to mod, a Fiero can be a fun one to do it to. When my tranny went in my Olds I sold it to a friend, we pulled the engine(3.5 V6), turned it around and put it in his Fiero. A huge difference compared to the 2.6 it had! His brothers both have Fiero'*, one has a V8 and the other has a 3800 II,both of them scream.
What size 8? because me and my buddy barely got the 3800II in it..... Oh wait yeah ours has a SC and when it shifts it almost hits the glass even though we moved the hatch back 2 or 3 inches. its a tight fit.