We're now in a preservation community that some may discover, but it's been spread thin and the traffic has shifted away from the initial sharing styles (Tim/Zoom discuss this on ZZP podcasts, when those 4cyl goobers let them talk).
The vehicles themselves dictate the demographic and activity level based on their following. GTP's drew the majority of the L67 crowd, including myself, and current 4/6/8cyl offerings of the last 15yrs are where 99% of our former peers and newcomers have shifted to.
*S&W Racecars cage for 95-99 Monte... I'd actually fit the xTSM class, aside from not being a RWD, if I swapped the Air-Air I/C back in. Probably wouldn't be competitive just yet, but I'd like to see them squirm.
I think I had to do something similar on my LS4 to get the belt off. GM never had a good track record for packaging things the past couple decades, since vehicles were no longer boats with a livingroom-sized bay that any goober could deal with.
One of my earlier build videos last year (part 2 maybe?) showed when I was NPT tapping the heater core outlets to get secure connections there and run heater hoses thru the bracket and to the water pump. I probably have more footage/pics if you want to have a separate topic for that. I opted for keeping the Northstar, only because adapting wasn't too hard with my old Brian Teel plates, and I was already going custom with spacers to fit the ZZP Gen1 fuel rails underneath.
Suspension is fun, though. Honestly, the Z06 guy was pretty impressed with how I was going through the Blue Ridge curves at speed without getting hairy or barking tires. The 255 Nittos held decent as I stayed in 2nd or 3rd most of the trip, with the coilovers, strut braces, and Dorman trailing arms putting in the core work so my stock-size drilled/slotted rotors didn't have to get worked hard... unlike an un-named newer import who definitely roasted his brakes in the final downhill section, and screeched bad as he left the meeting spot later.
Ya, I just spent $40 or so on the flexible Gates hoses and ICT billet couplers to make the path. I definitely referenced PRJ's photos of that one to make sure I had everything, especially when it came to the alternator being an F-body/older W-body style, so I didn't have to spend much more from AUS.