Funny thing, the older I get the less I am hung up on horsepower figures. Torque rules. A BBC torque monster that rev's easy to 6000 rpm makes sense, whatever the HP. A friend has a 36 Ford Coupe with a stock .030 over 500 Caddy. It's a stock rebuild, and you better be hanging on when he pushes the loud pedal. Idles smooth and gets 18 MPG, breaks tires loose whenever you want. Torque rules.