I tried to kill mine.... it didn't happen...
I had a guy come into Murrays that was constantly having electrical problems by way of sensors and computer, etc... I told him he should just throw an edelbrock performer RPM intake with a carb on it and call it done (jokingly).
He did it..
We both thought the thing was on its last legs and when he swapped it ran like a brand new motor. He's put 35,000 miles on it since and hasn't had one problem.