Too big, of course.
But seriously, most people either turbo or throw in an S14 M3 engine since its the same block with a different head. You only have to modify the bell housing to accept a couple sensors. Since mine already has the 5 speed, swapping in another tranny isn't necessary. Not sure if an LSD was put in, will check the numbers.
The s14 engines aren't usually cheap and can be the same on maintaining.
I'm thinking of doing the turbo route instead. But we'll see. Just want to take care of the common issues for now; brakes, wheel bearings, a little rust here and there nothing major. I think the ball joints are still good.