THANKS guys, one of those things where a person needs some independent input. will check on a holly. the shades on the smilie face are cutting goggles for the engine swap you mentioned ,put in a sbc. then all I'd have to worry about is fords better idea body.
I realise this is a hot rod site BUT , if I'v got to change the carb meby I'll just do the engine swap , drop the spindles a couple of inches slip in a 10 bolt posi tub the bed cuz I'll need some good meats for traction. then my question will have been leagit cuz it would be a rod!