fuggly... where in mass you from? haven't seen you around on the other boards, or did i just miss ya?
hit up www.r3vlimited.com
(check out the link in my sig) and www.dtmpower.net
(new england regional forum is a freakin riot
as far as your engine rebuild project... first determine whether or not you're willing to spend that much money, not only on an old car, but an old e30 :P ... now don't get me wrong, i have an '87 eta & love it to death, but i DEFINITLY wouldn't blow away almost 3 GRAND on the engine just to make it run good & keep it stock... i'd look into upgrades like the 2.7i project that i'm hoping to do next summer
there's plenty of options out there that'll cost you alot less, or alot more (but w/ a thousand reasons to do so), depending on what you wanna do (ie, engine transplant
PS... yo'ure lucky you said you're from mass in the last second... if not i probably woulda just been like "dude, you're an idiot... who the hell would spend almost 3 grand just to rebuild a slow engine?"... but i gotta take care of my Masshole brethren