What can I say about swaps??? Well first find the right shop to help you out. Sure lots of people say they can install a motor and transmission but in reality installing it is only a small part of the big picture. Yes having the correct headers, motor mounts, accessory brackets, transmission to support the power and driveline are huge. They all play into the swap but honestly I am not telling you what you don't already know.
We actually handle the whole swap meaning we remove the old power plant, build our motors in house, build the transmission (we have 2 builders we use both we trust 100%), build our harnesses and do the install. When we are finished, which means not when the motor is in but when we feel we are ready for you to take the car because well our name and reputation is on the line with each car we put on the road then you can drive the car.
There are lots of shops around that can handle this, believe me you see them everywhere but do they all do what we do?? Do they do all the work in house?do they build the entire motor??? Do they work hard to make sure each line is tucked up and safe? Make sure the driveline is the appropriate length so not to ruin the output housing seal and bushing??
All too often we get a car after someone else has done the swap.. It's all fine and dandy until things start leaking causing damage that could and should have been prevented. We aren't perfect but we try damn hard to make sure you are happy!!