I am going to build a junkyard dog engine, that is pieced together out of junk parts I have accumulated. I am going to list all of the junk pieces on here, and let you guys vote on what I should use. I will use this engine as mainly a decoration for my office, but I might dyno it. Here is a list of left over parts I have laying around:
BLOCKS: 1-350, 4 bolt main, good block but already .060 over.
1-327, 250 horse block 1965 with small journal, 1-.125" over 283 circa 1964, and 1 .060 over 283---excellent core, I also have a 511 casting 400 small block, but It's iffy weather I want to use it or not due to it's scarcity these days.
CRANKS: 283 small journal steel, 283 small journal cast, 327 small journal steel, 350 forged steel, 305 cast and 350 cast.
Rods: 5.7 small and large journal, 400 small block large journal.
Cylinder Heads: 493 open chamber iron, 993 open chamber iron, 896 283 "power pack" , 1 Dart Iron Eagle oddball, 1 World SR Oddball. I might be able to get different cores, but this is about it.
Intake Manifolds: Stock 283 "power pack", aluminum Edelbrock Torker, or factory cast iron non-egr Q-Jet.
This engine will probably get new pistons, rings, cam and lifters. Most of the rebuilding methods will be "OLD SCHOOL" so anyone on here could do the same thing.
I am taking ideas from you guys and will discuss cost and performance.
"OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY!"