I have an engine problem and a mechanic problem. Long story short the mechanic hired to do my head gaskets screwed me over and now I am left with a disassembled 96 Suburban. He left my car abandoned and almost towed by the city. Before you all jump on my case he did several jobs for the family before this happened and the all of a sudden there was problem after problem. I am now faced with getting another motor since I don't know what he did or didn't do. I also don't know what parts are missing. I do know the distributor and TB are gone. My question is will an LT1 motor work without any mods. I am asking because I can get one that was just rebuilt and is ready to drop in. I appreciate your guys help in the matter. And yes I am looking for that mechanic. I did give him half the money for the job and it won't be pretty when I find him.