Re: 1969 Camaro SS 396(Maybe A LS1 Swap)
I'd say do it. You can do it cheap. Who ever told you ls1's don't live long under spray does not know what they are talking about, if you have a computer it would be hard to destroy the motor if tuned properly and they are stronger than just about any Chevy big block or small block. They have 6 bolt mains and FORGED internals. the Ls series of motors is the most durable motor Chevy has produced yet, all aluminum so you will shed a lot of weight from the iron big block, fuel injection... It's a night and day difference, you can't even really compare old to new. My cousins ls1 with a cam, exhaust and a tune made 390whp in an 01' camaro.
Btw theres a few different things you can do with an ls1, they do make stroker cranks...
No offense but saying Ls1's are crap is pretty bold.
The only Mustang I'd ever own is a Fender.
'68 333" Camaro
'14 5.0 Mustang