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LS1 Conversion--> Tips, Tricks, Tuning?

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I am interested in selling my 350 w/144 blower and doing an LS1 conversion in my 56. I'm brand new to the LS1.

I've read a little about needing to either purchase a new computer, or harness; or have it programmed to turn off things and turn on things, etc.

Would purchase of HP Tuners, and other components, along with some research, provide me the capability to save purchase of a new computer or harness?

If so, can anyone direct me to information on what I shoudl plan on programming? Maybe a 'How to'.

Also, as that I have not purchased an engine yet, any feedback on what I should look for, or steer clear of? Particular add-ons I should consider?

My current 350 has a built 700R4 behind it. I'm told I should sell that too, and put in the auto that comes with the LS1.

My goal: have a very streetable, decent performing, good looking engine in my 56 Kruiser.

Any suggestions and feedback appreciated.
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what you need is a LS1(possibly LS6), preferralby a 01 or 02 due to small differences but any other year would work fine. get HP tuners to edit the computer or get someone to tune it for you. make sure you do all the test on the engine b4 u buy it if possible, although these engines are really strong. the 4L60E is a good trans for near stock power levels from an LS1, not the most reliable after that. that is the conversion section for LS1Tech, they probably can tell you exactly what to look for in a engine.
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