Sorry for resurrecting this month old thread, but just wanted to post an update. Took a week off and did things nice and slow. I must admit that wiring was the greatest PITA out of the whole project. I'll pull, clean, scrape, install, or anything, just don't ask me to reroute the wiring harness. I probably took 30 pictures to refer back to, but still had to go find two strangers to ask if they would mind me looking under their hood.
But, the engine is swapped out w/ new LIM gaskets, Dorman aluminum elbows, etc. Went w/ Fel-Pro on all gaskets and I'm SO impressed with that company. It seemed like any kind of gasket or O-Ring I might look for was included in their kits. Kudos to an American company that gets it right!! While I don't want to replace THESE gaskets, I look forward to installing more Fel-Pro products in the future.
I'll start a new thread with a question I have from this engine swap dealing with Dropping Oil Pressure at Idle, but I'll close out by saying the swap was a great success and I love driving my Buick again.....Oh, and BTW....I swapped in my old LIM from my old Bonny since the Impala'* was gunked up w/ old Dex. So, it'* also nice to have a piece of my old 96 running w/ me!