O.K.! Your combination should make between 1.1 and 1.2 H.P. per cubic inch. Try to get as close to 4000 stall in a GOOD converter as you can afford (get a big trans, cooler as well)! Run a rear gear in the range of 4.10 to 4.30 and try to keep the car as light as possible!! Let Her Rip!!!!
But a nice 700 dbl.pumper!!!
I swear that I didn't see your post before I wrote this, Firestone!!