ya, it sucks.... it has 108,000 miles. It came from England.
Should have done the rod bearings.... lesson learned. Don't put an S50B32 from a wrecker into a car without spending some time in the bottom end.
It might work out in the end... as you recall getting emissions done on a 98 is near impossible. I will find a 97, or 96.
What has to be done to the floor? Is it more than just the M3 reinforcement plates ?