Originally Posted by vinniekq2
build a longer stroke engine if you want torque.bigger engine makes it easier to get the horse power figures you are asking for. A 454 big block would be a really good choice,and a 502 would be excellent
You have to appreciate the logic here. A bone-stock 454 would be the best option in my opinion. You'd likely spend less money too, finding a good-running BBC and selling your parts.