who said 17K?
You can get the full conversion kit for 3k and then add an engine. 17k is fitted with all the work done by a shop. That is not bad.
and i did say its ideal for a small engined BMW (eg. 318is) Otherwise its better to FI the original engine.
"Lo there do I see my father.
Lo there do I see my mother.
Lo there do I see my brothers and my sisters.
Lo there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.
Lo they do call to me
they bid me take my place among them in the Halls of Valhalla,
where the brave may live forever"