2.3 with 300 HP
Take a look at the Pinto motors that are being used at the race tracks across the country NOW.
They are useing Esslinger intake with Holly 390 or the two BB 500 Holley, and there several exhaust headers to use. Speedway Motors has a header at $129.00.
MOST OF ALL take a look at Speedway's stroker kit for the 2.3.....wanna hear the results before hand ? go to Utube and load 2.3 race engine...wow !
I have a 25 Ford TT truck and I was going to use the Pinto engine BUT I just found a 50 Merc flathead with a 3 speed overdrive tranny....both aint cheap to build.....good luck