While the engine was not attached to anything, I decided to do some maintenance, cleaning, and modifications.
LS6 oil pump, LS2 timing chain, LS1 crank bolt, front main seal, and gaskets arrived
While on the parts ordering kick, I ordered some Porsche parts:
Sway bar bushings
Cabin Air Filter
Then I got carried away. While searching CraigsList for some winter tires I stumbled upon a set of 996 Turbo wheels. On a whim, I drove down to the Detroit area to pick them up. The seller ended up being RUF, a company notorious for some insane Porsche 911's.
While the car was apart, I took the cross members to some friends' for sand blasting and powder coating