Picked up the truck basically for free. Pulled the ragged out straight 6 and 3 speed manual. I'm 43 years old so and a full time mechanic so even though I'm rooted to old school I decided to get on the LS wagon after I picked up a low mileage 2014 5.3 for core price that had wiped a cam lobe. Tore it apart checked all bearings, dod and vvt delete, slid in a BTR cam, HV oilpump, oilpan swap, timing cover swap, Holley 4bl intake with sniper efi, and MSD ignition, stainless headers, and backed it with a th350 at around 3200 stall. Gonna play with this setup for awhile then start cramming air in it until it brakes.