I have everything tore apart and am building the 4.2 up from scratch. Things will move fast once I get my rods, I have my pistons and cam already. Heads and intake have been ported & polished, and block has been bored, I guess I'll have a 4.3! I'll be picking up a new MAF, TB, chip and injectors, but I can put that on once the engine is in the car. I have a coupon for a free tune at one of the local shops, and I'll be using that once I have everthing done. My vortech is fine, my problem had nothing to do with that. I blew two pistons in my old engine. I believe bad timing did it. I pulled the tranny with the engine, and now have a J-mod transmission ready to go in. I'm not expecting a finished product anytime soon, as I am going to change U-joints, rear end gears, brakes, and shocks. Once that is done I need to do some body work on the rear bumper and trunk.
There are just so many things that come up on a project like this like a new radiator and tranny cooler. There's always something to replace or upgrade. It never ends, it's like an addiction. I hope I won't turn out to be one of those guys that is always modding and working on their cars and never driving it!