Ok so the fact that he had to click onto the VWVortex.com, then into the forums wouldn't have given him some idea? I know this is general car stuff but as he said himself, he went to another forum and got advice. I know for sure he would have gotten worse at any Honda forum, and likely the same response from many of the more "import" focused forums. After his first response he was just getting the biggest rise out of people here to get a rise in his own pants. Don't defend him just for the sake of it. He had a few serious responses and he chose to focus on the sarcastic ones and that tells me he didn't really care about his original post to begin with.
But, as much as you bitch about my sarcasm, you ignored the fact that on page one I did give you a serious response. Budget for forty hours. The shop is virtually guaranteed to do better than that, but on the off chance they find something(even something as simple as a broken motor mount), then you have extra money in the budget to pay for parts. If you're getting a fully turnkey crate motor(IE with the intake manifold/carb etc included, unlike the one in your OP) then it will take even less time and money on the shop's end.
i love when people......nvm
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Not really sure what the OP was asking. Assuming you already have the car and you already have the crate 350, this swap would be a piece of cake. Also dont know where you live. Here in VA. if you go out to the country, guys would do this swap for you over a weekend pretty cheaply. This again is assuming that you are just throwing in a carbed 350 crate. As far as swaps go, this is about as easy as it gets.