So the used '94 Roadmaster engine I swapped into the El Camino ten years ago started to make expensive noises just before Christmas, and my present to the car was a BluePrint crate replacement from Summit. (actually just got it yesterday) Blueprint calls it a 94-95 Corvette engine, I can see that the aluminum heads will save weight over the original iron heads. Now in the process of stripping accessories off the old engine to install onto the new.
This forum has been helpful as I lurk. Anything unusual about building up this engine I should know?
Already noted how the previous assembly used sealant on the intake manifold bolts to keep the oil inside, and center punch dimples on the mating surfaces of intake manifold and block to hold sealant there.
I assume I can pull the damper and flexplate off the old engine and install onto the new one.
Will let you know how things go, and I's sure there will be questions as I get into the project.