I have been collecting parts for the last 7 years to build my 2.3 NA Zetec & spent over 12k dollars so far. Worth every penny to me. Good luck on finding "anyone else with a genuine and *serious* interest"
Light, nimble, no tunning issues, cheap to maintain, higher level of driving skills of street driving fun. All without having to rely on factory turbo, AWD, dime a dozen, thristy, bought not built, fun.