Funny, I was pretty much opposite - grew up in a Chevy family, but my dad was a huge Ford fan. My mom's side of the family wouldn't buy anything but a Chevy. My mom insisted that we buy Chevys and my family had some cool cars like a 78 Corvette Silver Anniversary, 87 IROC-Z Camaro L98, 87 Monte Carlo SS, 96 Corvette Grand Sport, and a 97 Camaro Z28. My dad always kept a Ford truck though. When I went to prom my Sophomore year my friend drove an IROC-Z and got spanked by a 5.0 GT foxbody in a drag race. I will never forget the sight of the rear squatting and the sounds that Mustang was making as it was pulling away from that Camaro, it just looked violent, and I've been hooked on Mustangs ever since. I still love Vettes and Camaros though. Funny thing is that now my mom drives a Ford Edge and wouldn't trade it for anything. A 96 Taurus? I wouldn't wish that on anyone lol! I heard you were looking for a Vortec 5.7. Did you see THIS ONE
? I had a bad experience with the engine (3, actually) in a 97 Z71 but they are normally stout. Should power that Camaro nicely.
Back on topic - anyone else going to BWW?