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Old 11-01-2019, 02:33 PM   #26
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If the combo you're building isn't too crazy I'd encourage you to stick with the stock (GM) pcm. It does a great job and is very easy to tune.
With a stockish swap it'll as simple as sending it out to get flashed, if you don't have access to HPTuners.
The stock harness can be pulled with the motor and the 60e harness can be made to work with the 80e.

If you are going with the cheapest engine you can find it'll probably be a 4.8/5.3.
Those paired with an 80e I'd also be concerned about the length of the first gear and the stock stall.

For cheap as possible - 60es will hold up if kept cool and cam only power.
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Old 11-01-2019, 02:42 PM   #27
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So what I'm hearing is you want to buy the 5.3 I have. BTW, it's got a factory ECU and all you need to make the 80E work with it is a harness for the trans and a bit of tuning time.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:41 PM   #28
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So what I'm hearing is you want to buy the 5.3 I have. BTW, it's got a factory ECU and all you need to make the 80E work with it is a harness for the trans and a bit of tuning time.
You could trade me the wagon for the 142
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:46 AM   #29
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If your that cheap, do a 700r4 like Doug said, manual valve body, and a column shifter. BOOMER POI SHIFT
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Old 11-05-2019, 01:09 PM   #30
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If you want to build it, ****ing build it. Having a thread where you want people to do the leg work for you because you can't afford a microsquirt is insulting.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:02 AM   #31
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If you want to build it, ****ing build it. Having a thread where you want people to do the leg work for you because you can't afford a microsquirt is insulting.
I’m not asking for leg work, lol.
More so corroboration.
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