I am looking for a big block crate engine, 454/425HP, 502/450HP or 502/502HP, that will idle smooth but have quite a bit of kick off the line. It will be going in a 57 2 dr HT chevy,
turbo 400, 10 or 12 bolt with 373 gears.
I would like to achieve at least a 13 sec. quarter.
I am not interested in a "loppy" engine and am concerned that either of the 502's will idle a little hard but have never heard one.
Which engine would you recommend.
Also what should the stall speed for the torque converter be?
[ September 27, 2002: Message edited by: Buds Garage ]</p>