Being that most people still have power train warrentees I doubt it... and NO in Cali will be able to do it unless they simply could careless about smogging issues... It is possible though... but with the room you have why not a boosted 383 stroker? now that would be awesome!
And which in Elkton do you live? Being that that it's a popular city name and all!
I have already looked into this! You are looking to spend over 10K! Between motor, tranny, and ECU. Also you got to think about motor mounts, IC piping, and a management system. Just my two cents. I thought about it and for that amount of money I dont think its worth it!
Why take a step down in displacement? Take the money you'd spend on a swap, send your internals off to one of the many companies that'll build to your spec, and build a bulletproof 1GR with a ton of money to spare.
dude just find you a wrecked camaro and pull the ls1 out of it and build it up and have 500hp n/a. screw boost and throw a 150 shot tnt nitrous kit on it and you will have 650 hp. use the t-56 six speed tranny out of a camaro and oh yeah find a rear end that will hold up too