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As many of you know, my 350 that I had installed a New cam, Lifters, Injectors and timing chain.

Decided to take a dump on rod bearings

As of now, ive located myself something to drive.

Now, heres the question. Which should i do???

Time Frame.. By next summer id like to have it back and running.

1. LS1 Swap ( my favorite idea,the problem is the cost.. and associated wiring and adaptors would make it a royal pain in the balls, especially if i had to do it over my friends house... and not my school * there bitchy about that*

Benefits- More power, More efficiancy, Newer technology, and a general badass motor that would gain ALOT with mods.
Negative - Initial Cash involvement....
2. Total Motor Overhaul
- I was thinking bore 30 over, New bearings, and a forged piston rebuild kit....

Benefits- Obviously still going to cost a bit, but i know its like new.. and Itll get it back on the road.
Drawbacks- its still a gen 1, less gas mileage...Less power

3. Bearing slap

Pull the motor, replace the lower end bearings and give it some new oil, clean out the pickup etc, maybe a new oil pump and cross my fingers that theres no other damage

Or theres always Lt1 swap, which is kinda like a ls1 swap just easier

Chime in guys!
 

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I would say LS1 or any LS series engine would be the best in the long run. It should be more durable at higher HP and you will save on gas as well.

If you can get your back running for cheap go for it.
 

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where is a good place to find a cheap Ls1/6 speed combo?

Ive seen high mileage ones go for 2500 or so, but that is a rare occasion
 

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Yeah, thing is id need to throw a lsx intake manifold on that etc

so ebay seems to be the cheapest as far as engines go?
 

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You could just use the truck intake for now if you got that one You could always get the LSX intake later. the truck intake is better than the LS1 intake anyway. The LS6 intake is better than either though.
I think it makes ~400hp as it sits.

here is another but I think that 6.0 is a better deal

5.7 L buy it now $2500 78k miles

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1998-LS1-Complete-Engine-Harness-ECM-78K-miles-350hp_W0QQitemZ280151228095QQihZ018QQcategoryZ33615QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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yeah, but i dont think the truck intake clears the hood,.. id have to double check



Doesnt the 98 LS have piston slap and other issues, and a different ecm and stuff?

im just shopping for now as im going to have to start saving money as im broke after buying that car
 

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I may be wrong but I thing the truck intake will clear the hood.
What is your car again?
 
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