Alriiiiiight! Now we're back on track.
I would totally agree on the BBC opinions here. But I wasn't so sure about stuffing one in such a tight space. But, since I've seen that it can be done without having to totally refab the front end, I'm definitely game.
Besides, nothing sounds like a big block.
Now...I DO have quite a budget planned. But, I've timed the project for 2-3 years total to give myself room to acquire the parts a little at a time. But, I've budgeted about $10-$12K for the engine. The SBC I put together in my first post comes in a little over the mark though. I don't mind going up to $15K, but I don't want it any more than that. The Dynatek EFI is already gonna be $5-$6K.
Of course, cheaper is ALWAYS better, but I don't want to sacrifice quality. Forged components are a MUST, as I will probably end up putting it to a little of the funny gas.
Guess I've got some reading up to do on big blocks, in addition to cam selection.