Originally posted by coldknock
396's are great big blocks. Overlooked a lot fer extra cube pig blocks. With the large oval port heads they will rev to the moon and still have decent manners down low. If the rest of the combination is sound you get good torque and hp. Same as the 427's just a little less hp.
Here's a BB for you! I found it while looking for "Gibbs Penetrating Oil"
428 only $10,500.00
Oh, so sorry, thats a 428CJ Mustang Engine. Oh Well.LOL.
I remember when Hot Rod magazine ran an article on the porcupine heads in 1969 or so. Instant popularity! The heads give you a little better flow because the valves aren't side by side. Still not as good as a Hemi though.
You should be able to pull big power with this engine. I don't remember if you can "MixandMatch" cranks for more cubes. Be easy enough to google around find out, or maybe just search Hotrodders knowlege base. This guy
says you can "you can take 125 over and make a 427" but that won't leave much meat around the cylinders. I bet some of the guys here would know if thats safe.