So now starting with a good rolling chassis with a lot of goodies still on it left to sell and some to keep and use. It was time to search for a engine and transmission.
I opted for a 4.8 / 5.3 iron block and a t-56 6 speed setup in my car.
So i went to my friend's salvage yard and found a low mileage 5.3 engine. I'll explain later why i went with a smaller displacement engine over the 5.7 and up.
Transmission was still a no go. searched and searched, no good deals, 2k up on ebay, or a ton of miles on them.