what are your goals? (get it running, more power ....)
Getting it running and reliable to be a dd. 2zz would be nice just for fun, but if its out of the price range, then that's that.
is the car new to you or have you had it awhile?
I've had it for a little over a year. It's been sitting with a hole in the engine block for about 4 months.
I don't really have the time or the experience to install a new engine. My experience is pretty limited to fixing minor things in cars like I replaced the heater core in my ford taurus, fixed the window motor in my 350z, gutted what was left of the pre-cats, and other simple stuff.