The absolute cheapest way to go would be just replace your gaskets and throw a new clutch in. But as you know the 3.4 swap is the easiest swap out there. Since you are dropping the motor now would be a good time to replace it. With any of the engine choices you have I would personally rebuild whatever motor you choose to have some piece of mind. I got my 3.4 out of a 95 camaro that had 250k on it. It was very well maintained. I still tore it down to a bare block and had it rehoned, and rebuilt it myself. All in all I think it cost about 500 for all the machine work and that included new rings, bearings, heads rebuilt and the crank polished. It runs very strong now and has a nice torque feel to it when I punch it now. If you are low on cash and want a swap the 3.4 is the way to go. Use car-part.com or look in craigslist for a crashed camaro/firebird.
[This message has been edited by hiwil88formula (edited 08-20-2013).]