stock springs or cut X coils?
stock NA brakes w/ Autopzone pads or ?
stock alignment or adjust to get X* caber and Y caster and Z toe?
Stock swaybars or swap out for rusty rebar?
Manual or power steering? Or just some rope like your childhood tobaggan?
Stock radiator or one from a 1988 F350 diesel?
Best to use 1994 ad later rear axles or 90-93 bolt in style are fine? Or swap out for bedposts and a few nails?
Have your friend search n' lurk on...
Springs - Chinese no-name springs are sooo cheap on eBay. 500F/300R or so. Or 700F/500R.
Brakes - stock rotors and calipers are just fine, do ducts & fluid. Pads - how much do you want to spend? I use G-Loc XP10/XP8 (aka Carbotech) - a Spec Miata popular setup.
Camber - 2.5 ish, caster - max it out, toe - zero it out
Sways - OEM is good on rear, go more burly on front
Manual or power steering is a good question - the hot setup is to depower a PS rack (search webz for right way), that's what I have on my track day car. So much front end feel. But might be too much for the arms on a Lemons length stint.
Radiator - more cooling always better
Rear axles - ?
15X Loser - Delinquent Racing - '86 TRUMPACO Merkur - '18 Pointless, '17 Freeze, Sweat, Pointless, '16 Pointless, Vodden, Sweat, Turrible, Freeze - 2015 Vodden, Freeze. '96 Ford Taurus SHO Skunk - '17 Vodden (Hope for the Future award - not me, the rookies), '15 Pointless, Turrible. A&D w/Panting Polar Bears - Ugly Brown Camero - '17 Turrible.