hate the small block Chevy?
I didn't read every post, just the initial rant, and I have another answer for you. I had flatheads, and buick straight eights and fords in the 50's, but i fell in love with the sbc. Owned a 57, 59 and my favorite a 63 327 when I was 20. I've been a Chevy man for over 40 years. I buy Chevy trucks and SUV's for the Chevy motor. I like em, and feel I know em. Why the hell would I put something else in my street rod? Because everyone else likes them too?