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engine removal on a 87 vette

can the tranny and engine come out as one unit also whatelse do i need to know to do on this project looking to rebuild as a 383 stroker ,have a balanced rotating assembly but what cam ,injectors, throttle body intake setup is needed to get 450-500 hp out of this engine any advise is greatly appreciated thanks

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Well no one is answering up so I'll throw my 2 cents in......first off and VERY important....make sure you label every wire and cable that you remove. You can use masking tape and a felt tip pen or whatever suits you but theres nothing like trying to put it all back together and not knowing where the wires hook up.

Now on to the fun part, you'll need a buddy or two, a good engine hoist and HEAVY DUTY cars stands, don't even think about getting under the car w/o them in place. Remove the hood, radiator and anything else that may be in the way. Get the car up high enough to be able to swing the trans down to pull it out. Also get one of the plastic plugs for the trans tail shaft so you don't spill fluid all over the place.

I'm not a TBI/throttle body guy so you will have to find that info with someone else.....BUT as I tell everyone, keep your HP expectations reasonable, the more HP you shoot for the more radical and costly the engine will be.........have fun.
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