Well I'm back. I was side tracked with more important things my first born decided to arrive on the scene I now have a little baby girl! I went with the Holley/hooker engine mounts and crossmember they just came in along with the oil pump pickup tube girdle and my gaskets. I have decided to leave the engine stock (cam heads etc.) for the first attempt at the swap. I have a long way to go before it will be able to move under its own power and I can always upgrade later. I have seen mid length headers but does anyone know of some good shorty headers that will work in a '78 with the LQ9? I ran long tubes on the big block but my brother has a sweet set of equal length shorty headers on his must@#$ and he never has problems with gaskets etc. I hope to swap oil pans and drop the engine and trans in this weekend. Does anyone know if I need to use a different windage tray when changing from the truck oil pan to the F-body oil pan? I hope to use my dads lift but the lift cylinder is leaking so we have to try to lower his chevelle repair the cylinder and then get my car twenty miles from my house to his to use it. Our utility trailer was too tall to load the car with the big block but now it sits pretty high without the engine and it would only need to make a one way trip, so I think I will look for some recruits to help load it. These things never work out as easy as they seem.