I haven't seen a DSM with an engine in the trunk since back in the day when Vinny Singh put one there. Looking forward to the build.
Looks pretty clean, all in all. Taking on that scope of project (engine in the trunk) would be too much commitment for me, but as others have said, looking forward to following your progress posts.
That's a head from a 2.4L. I would check the block as well. The whole thing might be a 2.4L. Looking into it a bit further because it confused me a bit. That's a 7 bolt head but that stamping screams 2.4L which was only available in DOHC, correct me if I'm wrong, on the Galant?
Edit. I think I'm wrong about it being a 2.4L. Further research leads me to believe this may be an EVO 1 head.
So looked at it again and it is a hybrid of a 1G and 2G which makes me thing it’s def an Evo head. It has the thermostat housing of a 1G but runners and exhaust stud sizes of a 2G. Either way it’s going on the shelf since I have plans to use the magnus intake I bought years ago haha. Glad you caught my little pun too haha. Just came to me off the top of my head last night..I see what you did there.
Also, the thermostat housing bolt pattern looks like a 2g as well. Check the exhaust manifold bolt sizes. 2g will have 2 larger ones on the outside.