I got myself a cheap LS1 and auto trans (4l60e) off ebay ($1500) according to the engine number was a 2000 built engine apparently out of a series 2 VT commy. I am wanting/planning on building a reasonably healthy NA 383 stroker out of it. Hoping for 500+hp.
I have pulled the engine down and while i'm still waiting to have the block cleaned and tested for cracks before i rush in to buy a shitload of parts i thought i would ask the brains trust here what they think would be the best bet to get the required hp. The heads on the engine are stamped 853 and from what i have read on the intraweb they aren't much good when it comes to reusing them so i guess im up for another set of (good flowing) heads, cam, injectors and obviously a stroker kit plus other misc shit along the way. Hoping to get it all pinned together for $10000.00 but i am fairly flexible with that amount.
Not being a mechanic or ever having built an engine before i would like to do as much as possible on this myself but i realise i cant do it all. Hoping to put the finished product in maybe a VN or a Torana and use for skids and abit of fun track car. (Would sell the auto and put a manual trans in for this)
Any help from people that know what is good and what i should steer away from would be appreciated.