13's or Mildly Broken
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Blair, Nebraska
Even if you check anything over with the engine - assuming the seller took care of the rebuilt motor - and you just need the basics, such as all the fluids (oil, trans fluid and coolant) new belts wouldn't hurt, motor mounts, trans mount, maybe differential mounts, and anything else that you may decide to do while everything is out. Plus you'll have to come up with a 4R70W to hold up to the SC torque since the trans that is with the engine is an AOD.
And a Vortech isn't that bad on your engine - the boost doesn't come on until the higher RPM's instead of the Super Coupe where the boost is at lower RPM's.
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