Which engine? Cant decide!!!
Hi, Im building a 1970 Chevelle. Right now it is about to come home from the paint shop. Anyway, I am trying to figure out which engine to put in my car. What I have already is a 1994 GEN V 454 block, crank, and rods, GM 502 rectangle port heads with 2.25 intake valves. The heads need new guides installed, and the stud bosses need drilled and tapped, but the seats are done and heads are surfaced. I need to purchase a ton of parts...machine work, pistons, cam, oil pan for car, intake manifold, carb, ignition, etc... $$$$$$$$$!!! Or, should I spend the $1500 that I have for a 2000 5.7L LS1 out of a 2000 Camaro? Either engine would need the bellhousing for my M21 four speed trans that I do plan to run. Also, the car has a built 4.10 gear 12 bolt rear end with Moroso brute posi unit. I have read mags that are making great power out of the LS engines. So, which one? Thanks