help me build my LT1
new to the forum guys ... looking forward to playing catchup on threads and should have been on here a long time ago.
So heres my situation. As my name says Ive got a 97z28 convt. preformance wise its got a cold air intake, intake elbow, full exhaust with no cats and has headers.. trans is auto and build but with stock converter. Rear end is a stock carrier with 411 gears ( Power programmer used to help with the trans and gears).. And oh yeah i shoot 150hp shot of nitrous. car runs mid 11's on street tires.. if i heat um up.. car has 59K miles. Well i finally blew my headgaskets as i expected the nitrous eventually would.. ide say the stock gaskets held up well to a good 6 yrs of abuse. Ive had the car for about 13 years and havent really sprayed in the last 5 years or so.. So now im tearing the engine down and wanna rebuild a bit above stock.. but dont wanna have to reflash the ECU..(NEW hardware, rods, and lifters are being done regardless) so i was thinking maybe just new springs and rockers in addition? maybe a new intake as well, since itll be off? can i do a cam like an lt4 hotcam without reflashing the ecu.. or if you think ide be better off with a whole other route lemme know.. wanna keep the budget to around $2K.. HELP!!