Want more horse power...engine swap or rebuild engine...94 impala 350 5.7
Start with the recommendations given in all these threads, which will continue to be exactly the same recommendations until there's at least the glimmest indication you're using them:What engine that is fast an not to expensive can i put in my car. Or should i just rebuild the lt1..friends say dont rebuild but i want you guys option
What engine that is fast an not to expensive can i put in my car. Or should i just rebuild the lt1..friends say dont rebuild but i want you guys option
What is your budget?
Once you have a budget, you can determine what will suit your situation. It will also determine what course you will take in acquiring the parts. Other questions are who is doing the work, and do you have help.
I installed a 454 with aftermarket aluminum heads, a Holley MPFI fuel injection system, and a built transmission. My total is about $8500~9000 for everything. The engine, and installation alone was about $6500~7000. I even made a couple mistakes that cost me about $1000 included in that. I did all of the work myself. The transmission, and TC cost me about $2000. The rest is in the engine installation. I was very thrifty, and bought a lot of the parts below market price. If you search out bargains you can reduce the cost tremendously. If I purchased an engine like the one I have, it would have cost me about the same as the total for all that I did. If you get a JY engine, and just put it in the car, your cost will be much less. Most JY engines with the trans, wiring harness, FEAD, and computer cost about $1000~1200.