As I said, too bad you're way up there.Yeah we dont pull Motors here it was that way when I was 13 14 but after seversl murders and robberies most pick npull places shut down in this county. One left but they pull it and dont Let you into the yard. As for the tranny it only has 4k on a rebuild. I bought the car from a mechanic shop. Family been doing business with him since the 60's...he said if I need anything done call him and hell get me in and give me a good price. Rebuilt or Hyundai engine for the price of parts
We have a family that owns a chain of U-Pull-Its in easy driving distance of my house - http://www.uautopullitautoparts.com (there's a commercial that self-plays on that page, don't hit it with the volume up all the way!) is that chain.
There's others in a 100 mile radius also - but they tend to the best managed ones.
Within the range they have, I have about as many others that aren't as well organized, are higher priced, and don't have web based inventory.
Still - car-parts.com will have other options for you for a core.
If you've got the budget you say, I'd pick up a good clean later model PI motor, tear it down, build it back up with the forged internals, and swap it in.
You may need to pick up a separate 94-95 or 96-97 MN12 4.6 to get the right parts off of to make it a quick in-and-out, or just swap over what you need during the swap (former is quicker, latter is cheaper.)
It's what I'd consider if I were you.
With that, you can build it up to closer to 300 RWHP NA. Probably won't get there, but you'll be able to get it ready for a good used Vortech supercharger.