A Chevy 454 has abruptly and very smokely ended my much anticipated lifestyle change- I'm actually using this forum to vett big time- couldn't be something small and simple like a transmission--NO IT HAD TO BE THE HEART OF THE BEAST--THE ENGINE!)" When we bought the 97 bounder I looked at all things relating to it and caught something about the Chevy engine really likes to explode head gaskets like popcorn kernels but I crossed my fingers and went on. I got bit bigtime like $18 grand big time!!! Anyone else get burned like I did and share my misery??