Thanks for the reply DoubleVision.
I've also been under the impression that the heads are a bit much for the rest of the components. My line of thought was that they would give me room to grow when I decide to go more radical with this or any other engine. Plus when comparing prices at the time I purchased the heads, they weren't much more than an iron counterpart.
What would be a desireable rear gear ratio? 3.73? I plan on eventually replacing the stock differential with a 12 bolt.
I *think* that my pistons are .025" in the hole. Can anyone confirm this of a 70's era 350 with dished pistons? Does anyone know of a set of piston's being further in the hole from the factory?
Also, with a .028" thick head gasket, would I need to be concerned about piston to valve clearance issues?