Jim--thanks for the advice. The turbo approach does look appealing, but it appears it would take quite a bit of custom fab work to get it done on my car. Heck, it was hard enough finding a set of long tube headers for it that actually fit without bashing for the pan kickout, starter, steering, etc.
I like the idea of the Weiand Pro Street 177 blower as it looks like it could fit under my cowl hood and I see several builds on the net where folks are adding 6-9 psi of boost for 80-250 HP. It appears most of them are running 93 octane when the boost gets above 6 psi with a base 8 or 9 to 1 compression ratio. At 9 psi and above, it looks like race gas is required.
Looks like I need to put together a spreadsheet and lay out the costs for a few setups.