The donor car was a 72000 mile Buick Roadmaster Wagon.
The car was listed in our local Craigslist, the owner was stripping it for parts. I got
there early enough to actually drive the car (why it was being parted out I'll never know...)
I purchased everything from the firewall forward, and the gas tank - pulled and waiting
for me in 3 days - for $500.
The only thing I did to the engine & trans was to pull the "tins", check & clean
everything, reassemble, and paint.
The engine described above "blew it's guts" at Rock Falls Dragway in 2012. There is now
another LT-1 from a 1996 Roadmaster sedan in service.