Thanks for the info guys,
My Dad said there was a guy in highschool who dropped a V8 into an old Jeep, he said it would smoke all 4 tires and beat anything including vettes for the first 100 feet, this was in 64. As expected he also said it didn't last long LOL.
My personal preference is to do a late 60's style rod for my next project. So this just might be "period correct" maybe not a popular option but I think it would be fun and probably fairly inexpensive for the rolling Chassis.