Originally Posted by JeffB
With the cost of aftermarket heads available you are wasting your time and money fooling with a stock head.The budget you have to work with will take some smart shopping for parts,the cam you have would produce some good low end and mid-range power but you should go for a 350 build as those parts are more budget friendly.
auto wrecker 350s are cheap too.
either engine will work. look around for a deal.If you want dirt cheap,dont care how long it lasts,moderate power,
buy a complete running car from a wreck. take out engine,(pick a car that has a roller motor)regasket/clean/replace timing chain,buy a cheap cam,use FBs back yard porting method,drive a car that performs as it is built.