I guess I did neglect to mention that I'm doing a GTO conversion/replica...
So, a big obnoxious hood scoop is a bit out of the question.
It's not a race car. It's a replica of a classic that I am designing to run with, or better, than the modern models. Hence the desired powerband.
The dimensions are very important. It must all fit under the stock hood height. That's also why a IR EFI is being used regardless of anything else. The look of the original Ferrari Columbo motor. Modern performance, drivability, and reliability instead of the on/off switch that Weber's are notorious for.
But, that's why I'm not planning on using a BBC. With the style of intake I want to use, it would require pretty significant hood modifications.
Now, If I can come up with a 454 stroker, then that would be a nice option. But as it is, I'm not interested in wheel stands, drag slicks, forced induction, or solid axle rear ends for this project.
Thanks for your input though.