I think you just need to get more skilz! :-). I would still be nervous putting to much money I to it... any one could buy your car for $1500 and you would be forced to sell right? Or did I read that wrong? The deck work, cams, tune, and SVT exhaust will cost you more than that....
2001 ZX3 2.0L Zetec-
Hatch Nation #42
Going through Rebuild See "The TICK Build Thread" for details (http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=289168&referrerid=62897)