Randman did a series 2 SC swap into a 90 B'ville. I assisted. Only one I'm aware of, and yes you admitted to messing up.
We've all messed up, you happened to do better than some others and not as good as some.
I am sorry to hear the motor died though. It does suck, I almost did that the first day I owned my 95 due to cluster issues. And yes the DIC was screaming at me, I didn't know and thought it was complaining about the reading on the gauges. Finally I heeded it'* advice and shut'er down.
Can I merely ask totally joking, Where you trying to save a 1/2 pound w/o the belt?
00 Regal GS: All kinds of cool stuff.