i'm losing my mind

i found this guy:


say i can get it to my house for $100o. Its going to need a new motor. I want to do a transmission swap to make it manual. Parti-killer Parti-vi pointed out that there are no manual XJ’s. I was thinking maybe I could do an engine/transmission swap. so my questions:

What would you do? Overall budget should be $8k or under.the more under the better. Could I do my first thought is a V8 out of a mustang? I figured maybe its easier to take a transmission and engine together than try to put two unrelated ones together. (like a jag engine with who knows what for a tranny)

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edit: this is one thing i’ve found so far.



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