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If that was my car, I'd go with a later Inline 6.
My FIRST call would be to Tom Langdon. Great guy, knowledgeable and very helpful.
He has BTDT many times in his career.
Tell him Joe from Waldron Exhaust says hello.

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I think the 250 inline 6 would be the way to go, after all to install a V8 under the hood there is a good chance of needing to cut the hood/ body to make room for it. There is a very good selection of aftermarket parts available for the Chev 6 that will improve driveability and performance without having to resort to chips, computers and the rest. Being a mechanic for many years, I do miss the old cars and thus I am all for anything BESIDES the LS1-7 engines, My old vehicles run old school drive trains including my DD Garbage Made Carelessly truck. I'm also in favour of the I6 just to be different than the thousands of other cars/trucks running the same old boring small block chev.
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To bad a straight 8 buick will not fit so my second choice would be a stove bolt 6.
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A Jag 6 would definitely be sweet but they are generally cost prohibitive.
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To bad a straight 8 buick will not fit so my second choice would be a stove bolt 6.
Unfortunately you run into the same problem the pre- '53/'54 Chebbies have - poured rod bearings. Then there is the lack of availability of the base engine. Now, a nailhead V8 sure would be a great upgrade. Narrow, great performer and really neat looking, especially when "dressed".

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You guys would not be impressed with it if it were mine, 302 carbed backed with a 4 speed top loader
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You guys would not be impressed with it if it were mine, 302 carbed backed with a 4 speed top loader
That would really shake them up at shows!
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Bottom line do what you feel comfortable with and can afford. You will get plenty of help off this site any way you go. Good Luck and keep us posted.
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This is my option up to now, a 292 with a 700 chevy transmission. I live in Mexico and it turns out there are more parts for a 292 than a 250 . What do you think??

I'm also posting pics of my car in progress.

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Sorry, turns out it's a 250 Just bought it =D thanks for all your help!!
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