I'm thinking of moving up a class next season (circle track racing) and want to stick with vw, but am unsure what to run as far as a motor goes. Looking for the best bang for the buck backyard engine build on a tight budget (less than $500 hopefully). Something with minimum machine work to keep cost down. Was thinking 1.8 with 16v pistons, solid head, big cam. Would love a 2L but they're pretty rare in the local junkyards. What would you do?