getting into it, aren't you?!
Have you looked into getting a car that's already prepped?
Though, there's probably not that many Foci out there to be had.
There's been one in Sports Car Mag for quite some time, but IIRC it's well
I think you're on to something with the flood recovery scenario,
but that'll require a bit of vacation time for you to go down and find one.
So, SVTF engine/tranny isn't legal in this series?