Originally Posted by stevechuk
i am starting with a 396 block and want to build a street engine. It is going into a 1950 Chevrolet Pickup. What horsepower should I be aiming for?
I wouldn't build it aiming for a horsepower figure. Factor in vehicle weight, final drive ratio, transmission and intended use when you start your build. You need to pick your components to suit what you have or what you want. After that, just do what TI would likely say and "let the numbers fall where they may"