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    Need the gurus here.

    hey guys,

    Well I just received my Camaro. It was given to me. However there was a catch. It came with no motor. Well, it has one, but I am giving it back to my friend that gave me the car.

    Specs are:
    1996 Camaro Z28 (LT1 and Auto)
    Upgrades include:
    3.73s
    Headers
    Full exhaust
    K&N Intake


    So, I went to F-parts and purchased a whole setup:

    1997 LT1 combo.
    LT1
    Auto Tranny
    Harness
    ECU, etc......

    I am unsure on a couple of things though.

    1) Will I have to send the computer out and get the VAT cleared so I can use my ignition and key to start it.

    2) The motor has 75K, what should I do to the motor before putting it in? (Water pump, gaskets, etc...)

    3) This should drop right in correct?


    Thanks for all of the help guys.

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    Opti Spark? I'd rebuild it with a MSD kit for sure while it is out.
    I'd also stick fresh spark plugs in it.
    I'll defer to the Fbody boys but I think you can relearn that VAT can't you?

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    Does your car have the original 96 PCM with it? If so, just go with it, everything should match up to the 97 engine. I don't recall any differences between them.

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