Time for more power in the Intruder Camaro. The 305 is efficient but weak. I have that parts to build a nice 350 with some world products heads, and 383 kits are around $1k. So a new small block is cheap. I kow this won't make huge power, but it would be a huge step over the 7.5 compression 305 in there now. This is a cruiser, so reliable and strong is vital. Low ET is not as important. How much on average do you guys spend on an ls swap? I will keep the new 700r4 in the car, and I want to keep the sanden style compressor for the a/c. So what can I expect to spend on average for a typical 5.3 swap? Is it really cheaper to build an old style small block? I have a running engine so all of the small parts are there. Also, where do you find engines? Around here they are over $1500 without transmission or wiring on Craigslist. Any pointers on junkyard take out suppliers is appreciated.