i had originally planned for an LS1 in it, like from a wrecked camaro or vette, but i wasnt sure of all the computer control systems that would be involved, and also trans selection, i already had a TH350, so if i had to run a 4L60 in it then it would change mounting locations and angles, as far as i know anyways, and then i figured i would get a kit from GM that included all the wiring harnesses and PCM and all that with an LS1, but GM discontinued it. so that through that out the window.
I actually was 90% set on getting a ram jet 350 crate engine, but it didnt have enough power,
then i figured ok, i want this amount of HP, i figured it would be easier to have one built just a normal carb engine, because even with an LS engine i would be modifying it anyways to get more power out of it.
but after i had it built, i come across a kit from GM that had come out, it came with everything you needed, and it worked with any LS engine. get a crate LS3 or LS2 and bolt and go. now im kind of wishing i would have gone that route.
when i build another car, it will be fuel injected. and will be an LS engine.
LS7 are too expensive and you can modify an other LS engine to destroy an LS7 for a fraction of the cost. i love the LS7 but its too expensive.